10th August 2015. Paula Boulton wears a fetching pink hat. Those fortunate enough to work with her before and after this date will also know she has many hats in her creative wardrobe: musician; director; dancer; composer; artist; activist; feminist; pacifist. If Plato had written the Theory of Hats instead of the Theory of Forms we might understand each hat to represent a basic form of ‘hatness’, each having a particular hat like property but none being the perfect Hat that sums up Boulton’s entire creative oeuvre.
Boulton herself describes her practice as “collecting stories from the community in which she lives”, “rooted in the documentary tradition”, and presented to a wider audience wearing whichever hat feels most appropriate.
Paula is a Composer and Musician, born and bred in Corby who studied music at the College of Ripon and York St John, Royal College of Music in London and Het Conservatorium in Rotterdam.