BLOG THE VERNE is the online journal for my time as artist-in-residence on The Verne, the highest point on the Isle of Portland. Starting in October 2013, and hosted by IRC (Immigration Removal Centre) The Verne (formally a prison) and the Jailhouse Cafe The Verne (run by Expia CIC (Community Interest Company)), I will be researching into this complex and fascinating location in preparation for making work for the b-side arts festival there in 5th–14th Sep 2014. If you would like to follow this journey, then please do subscribe to the blog (via ‘info & contact’ above). [A technical note: the www.blogtheverne.info address brings you to this page, which is one section of my complete blog www.simonhryder.wordpress.com.]