About Edgeways

The company is a newly formed arts partnership between Chris Salt, applied film and theatre maker/writer and Karen Hayes, poet/devising practitioner. Both artists have a recent history of arts council funded projects as well as a wealth of experience as individual and company based artists involved in socially engaged practice. Chris and Karen have been friends and collaborators for over 30 years.

Chris Salt (Director)

Chris' recent relevant artistic work has been as artist in residence for Let’s Go Global, curator for Thank You Theatre, writer for the NTC’s collaborative writing production ‘A Wife or the Gallows’; audio-visual director for Imperial War Museum North, facilitator and documentarist for community arts project Great North Passion (BBC/Cultural Spring) creator/director for BBC's Miracle on the Estate and writer/director of Arts council funded theatre piece, ‘Gemma Climbs Her Mountain’.

Karen Hayes (Director)

Karen's long professional c.v includes Arts council funded Inner Skin in Bristol 2014-15,dementia-specific operas and song cycle for WNO and 3 Choirs festival 2013 and, most recently as community artist for Bristol City Green capital 2015. She is currently the Charles Causley writer in residence at Cyprus Well, Cornwall.

We aim to advance education in the arts and to provide facilities in the interests of social and cultural welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation. We use Drama, Music, other performing arts and the arts generally, for the benefit of those people who do not usually participate in or have access to the arts, including those people on the margins of society.