If you long for your own hive but you live in a town - this book s for you! Luke Dixon argues the case for urban beekeeping and then tells the reader everything they need to know about how to do it. From siting hives and reassuring the neighbours, to combating interference from wind, artificial light and predators, this one-stop reference takes the urban beekeeper from set-up to first honey harvest. Luke Dixon offers advice on equipment, planting, swarm prevention and management, and selling honey.
THEATRE MAKER (and BEEKEEPER)
Luke's work as a theatre director has embraced Love and the Revolution with the Berliner Ensemble, The Golem with Theater Brostowska in Prague and Bratislava, Age of the Saints in Dublin, the British tour of Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, UK productions of Jonson's Bartholomew Fair and the musicals Blood Brothers, Jesus Christ Superstar and Oliver, and in London the devised site specific pieces Singing the Body Electric (Serpentine Gallery) and It's a Wonderful Life (Marylebone Station). He has also worked widely in the world of contemporary burlesque.
Recent work has included A Midsummer Night's Dream in South Africa, Sweetness & Light in London and Colchester and A Summer of Ecosex (with Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens) in France and England. He is currently working on CORPUS - writings on the human body.
His productions for theatre nomad, of which he was Artistic Director for 20 years, included Macbeth, Miss Julie, Duke Bluebeard's Castle, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Survivors, As You Like It, At Break of Day, Pericles and Triumphant Desire. These productions have been seen in China, North America, South Africa, Germany, France, Poland, Russia, Czech and Slovak Republics, Spain and the UK.
Luke is internationally known for his innovative theatre workshops. He has run workshops on Shakespeare in the townships of South Africa, on trance performance in England, on the acting of gender in North America and on text and theatre skills in schools and colleges around the world.
In the summer months Luke escapes from the theatre and keeps bees in places as diverse as Kensington Palace, London's Natural History Museum, the London School of Economics and the London College of Fashion.