About FreshAire

Writer, composer, musician
Peter, along with Irene Lofthouse, is one of the co-founders of Fresh Aire Productions. We tell and produce stories of hidden histories and secret stories on stage, radio and film.
Peter has been writing music and comedy for over thirty years; pieces have featured on radio, TV and stage. He has provided material for Pulse2's Paul Carrington show, and he’s currently one-third of The Idle Working Band. In 2018, Peter was a contributing writer for the satirical news programme ‘Have I Got News for You.’

Agent Y, Mein Bunker, Under Their Feet, Rokella, Queen of the Air 

Radio and TV
Have I got News For You, The Great Yorkshire Buffet, Peas on Earth, The Whisper, An Inspector Stalls, (shortlisted in the British Independent Film Festival 2012 and the American Online Film Festival 2013.) 
Queens of Dawson City Season 1
Queens of Dawson City Season 2

Music Albums and singles
On the edge of idleness 2018
Idle hands 2019
Idle talk 2019
Idleize 2020
Isolation 2021

Queen of the Air
The Whisper


Writer, storyteller, playwright, actor, director, producer, historian

Irene’s appeared at Edinburgh Fringe, in films, on radio and in many regional productions; adapted stories and hidden histories for stage and radio. Co-founder of and Artistic Director of Fresh Aire Productions with Pete Aveyard Their ‘Queens of Dawson City’ radio sitcom Series 1 has featured on many local radio stations and Series 2 is in production. ‘Under Their Feet’ a recent play based on a true suffrage story is set to tour in 2019.

She’s a writer-in-residence with First Story, consultant/writer on HLF projects ‘Threads of War’, ‘Seeds of the Past’, Roots Around Paddock (RAP); writer/storyteller on suffrage projects with minority groups; educational facilitator on environmental themes with Friends of Bradford’s Becks/Aire Rivers Trust; consultant/writer/storyteller with Historic England exploring heritage through literacy/poetry/drama and a creative writing tutor.

Plays & Performance

‘Under Their Feet’, 2018, dramaturg. True suffrage story (Bradford Cathedral, touring 2019)

‘Protestors4Peace: Bradford Women’s Humanity League 1916/18’, 2018 (Delius Centre, Bradford)

‘Mrs Norton, Working Woman’, suffragette story, 2018 (Bradford, Leeds Libraries, Shipley Glen ‘Rally’)

‘Margaret Graham, Female Aerialist’, 2018 (Piece Hall, Halifax)

‘Over the Edge’, duologue 2018 (Pub Theatre Leeds)

‘Tragedy of Mary Ryan at Newlands Mill’, 2017 (Bradford Industrial Museum)

‘Carol’, Christmas Presence’, 2017, (Pub Theatre Leeds)

‘Words, Women & War: Forgotten Female Voices of the Great War’, 2016 (touring literature/arts festivals, schools, libraries, museums since 2017.Next at York Lit Fest, 27 March 2019)

‘Uncle Phil on TV’’ 2008, adaptation of JB Priestley short story (Bradford Cathedral)


Children’s Books:

Strange Tales in Bradford Dale, 2016, Gizmo Publications

Strange Tales in the Dales, 2015, Gizmo Publications



‘The Hat Box’ and ‘Palacio de Cristal’, 2018, CommuterLit.com

‘Invisible Man’ Armistice 100 Days, 2018, 26 Characters/IWM

‘Stories from Stone’ (writer/editor), 2018, Gizmo Publications

‘A Stitch in Time’, 2017,  Tyto Alba, Comma Press

‘Mary, Mary’, 2017, 26 Twits/Roald Dahl Centre

‘I Love You’, 2016, 26 Lies/Free Word Centre

‘Rock to Seahouses’, 2016, 26 Steps

‘Lady Val’, 2015, Write a Wish,

‘Betty the Beautiful’, 2015, Under a Northern Sky

‘Ballad of Bodmin Moor’ 2015, 26 Postcodes

‘Scrolling Past’  2015, 26 Pairs of Eyes/Foundling Museum

‘A Notebook’, 2014, 26 Designs/FIESTA