Fair Field

Education workshops & resources exploring14th Century epic Piers Plowman 

Conceived and produced by multi-award-winning arts company Penned in the Margins, Fair Field re-imagined the14th Century medieval poem Piers Plowman for the twenty-first century. Site-responsive performances, art exhibitions and online activity took place across London and the Malvern hills in spring and summer 2017.

The education programme consisted of drama and storytelling workshops for all ages. These took place in Ledbury schools and in the National Poetry Library, London. I also developed introductory teaching resources for schools.

Fair Field was commissioned by Ledbury Poetry Festival and Shoreditch Town Hall, and supported by Arts Council England, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and King’s College London.


Robin Berry as 'Will' on the Malvern Hills. Photo credit: Matt Hass

Robin Berry as 'Will' on the Malvern Hills. Photo credit: Matt Hass

I have indeed been medievalling with my Year 7s - they loved it.
— Teacher

Programme credits

Producer & Artistic co-Director - Tom Chivers
Artistic co-Director - Russell Bender
Academic Consultant - Dr Lawrence Warner
Associate Producer - Eleanor Turney
Education Producer - Tom MacAndrew