About

ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE, cast in a web of three intertwining odysseys. SORCHA is searching for a father she never knew, FRANCESCA and JACK are piecing together the lives of their grandfathers. Crossing continents, back and forth between past and present, long-held secrets and mysteries unfold.
Lily Rosetta Jones is a pen name, in honour of my Great Grandmother and Great Aunt. I live in Cumbria with significant others, Sol, Michael and Alfie. I’m a landscape designer, horticulturist, writer and organic gardener.

Voluntarily, I’m a filmmaker, oral historian and audio producer for podcasts, film, and artist-led spaces. I use words, film and audio as a medium to tell stories about extraordinary lives. As it can be difficult for individuals and groups to get arts funding, I’m happy to ‘trade’ skills. In other lives I’ve curated many exhibitions for artists; made video art and written and directed experimental theatre – based on the notebooks of Ontological-Hysteric Theater founder, Richard Foreman. Contact me if you’d like to collaborate on a project.

Research interests:

  • Memoir and Diaries.
  • Memory and Forgetting.
  • Place and Home.
The garden as a work of art, the phenomenology of landscape and Rewilding are of particular interest.

Current Projects:

I’m editing my debut novel ‘100 People’ and developing an interactive website about the Cumbrian parish where I live.