Jules Horne is a writer and publisher from the Scottish Borders. Her writing includes stage and radio plays, spoken word, film, museums interpretation and song lyrics, and is inspired by the life and languages of her native region. Her work often plays with scale and layers of epic and closeup storytelling. Her site-specific plays ‘Allotment’ and ‘Thread’ (dir. Kate Nelson) have won Edinburgh Fringe Firsts, and she is under commission to the Lyceum Theatre for a play about women’s rugby.
Radio plays include ‘Macmillan’s Marvellous Motion Machine’ (dir. Rosie Kellagher) for Radio 4, about the Scottish inventor of the bicycle. Jules was a lead artist on the arts-science collaboration ‘Working the Tweed’ for Year of Natural Scotland and her film ‘Unconformity’, about Borders geology, was recently screened at Alchemy Film Festival. As a rural entrepreneur, she publishes her own books and audiobooks and is exploring ways writers can work with technology to expand performance.
Jules is our Marchmont House Resident Entrepreneur, in addition to funding support from Creative Informatics, she will also complete a two week residency at Marchmont House later this year. Jules’ RE project will focus on developing creative IP to transition from services to products, for a more sustainable writer livelihood.
Jules said : “As a Resident Entrepreneur at Marchmont House, I will be focusing on storytelling around places specific to the Borders, and using data-driven approaches and Creative Informatics resources to inform creative product development. I am particularly interested in verbatim text and audio, text data and text data visualisation and how voices might be brought together to evoke place and people at scale. I don’t yet know what is technically possible and will be discussing options and getting up to speed with the Creative Informatics team.”