Paddy Gormley’s wide-ranging interests include writing, presenting, teaching, philosophising and facilitating by way of Socratic Dialogue. His long-standing interest in the metaphysics and evolution of ideas has led him to develop his own models for the creative process, which he applies in in many aspects of his work.
Many of Paddy Gormley’s projects have their own websites, often featuring click-to-play audio and video recordings. Such resources include excerpts from AWL readings, studio recordings, archive theatre footage and audio-visual teaching presentations.
Besides being a long standing member, Paddy was AWL Web Co-ordinator from 2001-2004, then became Chairman from 2004-2008. He continues to serve AWL as Web Developer (he created the database which powers this website), rehearsal photographs, and Correspondence Co-ordinator.
OSO Barnes February 2019, directed by Maurice Thorogood
The Social Climber
(adaptation of Le Bourgeois gentilhomme) Logos Theatre Company, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, directed by Kenneth Michaels (premiere production 2011)
Hamlet: Tragedy of a Fat Man
One-man show for Simon Fisher-Becker, directed by Kirsty Bennett, Etcetera Theatre 2002 and tour
Rehearsed reading at Bridewell Theatre 2002: Rosalind Adler, Peter Luke Kenny and Clive Ward, directed by Kirsty Bennett
The Wold Wide Web
A play for radio: studio recording 2010: Martin Cort, Clive Ward & Camilla Mathias, directed by Simone Vause with sound design by Milos Drndarevic
16 talks for radio on the question of whether the material world actually exists
Six talks about the creative power of radio
Deviser / facilitator
Paddy Gormley’s weekly philosophy class for homeless people at Crisis UK
Speak with My Voice
Workshop leader / teacher
An annual creative writing & music event at Deptford Reach by the Create UK charity
Art vs Rehab
Hannah Hull’s series of workshops (2012) in which artists and others working the field of mental health explore ways of achieving positive outcomes by encouraging and enabling artistice self expression
A half day workshop for the 2010 national conference of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists
Deviser / teacher
Paddy Gormley conducted weekly evening classes in various aspects of creative writing at Blackheath Conservatoire of Music and the Arts (c. 1999 - 2004)
Old Possum’s Book of Fat Cats
Paddy Gormley predicted the rise of cut-throat competition in the formerly cosy domain of professional partnerships, using light-hearted but extremely mordant recitations of his own comic verse. Venues included City of London Guildhall ( for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and countless Law Society dinners, conferences and partnership retreats
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