V&A acquisitioned ‘The Tempest’ designs and interactive installation for their permanent collections.2008

"Designer Roma Patel's embellishments are also strategic, with some playing areas mast-high, others cavernous, others again very wet; her attention to detail, as in the mitred edges of banners for the masque or in the midsummer sweetness of the croquet-lawn constantly rewarding the captivated audience."

 The above excerpt was taken from a review written by
  Mary Leland, The Irish Times  (The full review can 
be found in the Irish Times, 24th June 2006.)
Fitzgerald's Park, Cork, June 2006 
Corcadorca Theatre Company Production 
 For more info & images about
the Tempest see> my Portfolio 

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The Mill- City of Dreams

Dis-used, Drummonds Mill, Bradford

The Mill – City of Dreams’ is a theatre production that will take place in the heart of Manningham at Drummonds Mill, Lumb Lane from 29th March to 16th April 2011.

Freedom Studios presents a site-specific community performance about the history of Drummond Mills, it will tell the story of Bradford today, shaped by its rich history and the people who live here. Drummonds Mill closed its doors over 8 years ago. See some of the early design ideas here that I have been working on.


Six Acts Project

 The undercroft of Bethlehem Chapel (Betlémská kaple), Prague

Act 2, 12 Iron Sandals , an installation 16th-21st June 2011

One of the Lead Artist- Six Acts project - SCENOFEST Educational project of OISTAT and the Prague Quadrennial, Prague, Czech Republic. An ensemble of students from across the globe led by six leading artists to create six site-specific acts – installations and performances in buildings around Prague. Each of the ‘Acts’ will respond to the rich history of these sites in the heart of city – the ordinary and the extra-ordinary daily life - to uncover stories that have become lost even to the local inhabitants of Prague. 

Five international student teams, each led by an artist of international repute from the performing and visual arts - Uwe Köhler (Germany), Louise Ann Wilson (UK), Rolf Abherhalden (Columbia), Roma Patel (UK), and Tomas Zizka (Czech Republic), will create a series of performances and installations over consecutive days during the Prague Quadrennial in June, 2011. The Sixth Act will consist of a “way-finding” workshop led by international artistic leader Fiona Watt (UK) that will help audiences to find the Acts and the Acts to find their audiences.


Transformation & Revelation

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

The Castle Grounds, North Rd, Cardiff |Monday Friday 9.30am to 8pm| Saturday and Sunday10am to 5pm |Entrance to this exhibition is free to the general public.

On March 18th 2011 The Society of British Theatre Designers will present the National exhibition Transformation & Revelation’ UK Design for Performance 2007 – 2011 at the RWCMD in Cardiff. This is a unique opportunity to preview this extraordinary collection of work before it travels in part to represent the UK at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition this summer.


Narrating the Past

Shanghai, 3-18 Sept 2010.

Interactive Exhibition, UK Innovations 2010- A festival of bright ideas.

Narrating the Past is focused on design and application of interactive storytelling techniques within virtual heritage environment. This research project I been working with Deborah Tuck in my role as a Lecturer in the School of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent University.