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Arts

The creative tools I use are drama, movement, sound, puppetry, story telling, creative writing and film.
I love...

  • finding new creative and supportive ways to engage hard to reach and vulnerable people,

  • being responsive to the needs of individuals in front of me and

  • watching people open up and realise something new about themselves.

Featured Project

Even though I left these two companies years ago when I moved to Leeds, they are both so seminal to my career development I wanted to feature them. Both projects were set up as 'satellite sheds' under the guidance of Chickenshed Theatre who offered a fantastic training programme on how to deliver inclusive arts workshops. Over the years of working on establishing these companies alongside a team they both went from strength to strength; we had fantastic numbers of children and young people engaging from all backgrounds and abilities, we created outstanding theatre productions and built a community atmosphere on the values of support, nurture and innovative creativity.

Here is a glimpse at all the music projects I have worked on:

THE UNIVERSITY OF WINCHESTER

BA Performing Arts

BA Performing Arts

First Class Degree Honours

2001 - 2004

Our Time Project

Creative Arts Practitioner

Dementia-friendly creative sessions focusing on movement, music, creative writing and art.

2016 - present

Verve Project

Inclusive Arts Practitioner

Delivering creative arts workshops for young people with Asperger's syndrome. 

2013 - 2018

Migration and Settlement

Creative Arts Practitioner 

Delivering creative workshops with people who are refugees or seeking asylum.

2017

Drama Works Project

Creative Arts Practitioner

Delivering workshops within Richard House Children's Hospice. 

2016

Equal Voices Arts

Inclusive Arts Practitioner

Delivering workshops and producing films with young people and adults living with a disability, as well as with young people at risk.

                                  2011-2015

Epic Arts Cambodia

Arts Administrator

Disability arts organisation in Kampot, Cambodia.

2010

Bigfoot Arts Education

Education Arts Practitioner 

Curriculum enrichment arts practitioner working with primary school aged children.

2004-2008

Leeds International
Piano Competition

Creative Arts Practitioner

Designing and delivering school curriculum enrichment programs using the piano as a tool for learning.

2017 - present

Buzz Project

Inclusive Arts Practitioner

Delivering creative arts workshops for young people who have a disability. 

2012 - present

Transitions Project

Project Manager

Half Moon Theatre project leader, transition summer programs - managing a team of 8 practitioners and 70 young people. 

2012 - 2018

Heydays Project

Creative Arts Practitioner

A project for over 55's. Delivering drama, puppetry, song writing workshops as well as leading the Heydays Choir.

2013 - 2017

Imaginary Communities Project

Arts Education Practitioner

Delivering an innovative drama approach to develop children's engagement and attainment in both primary and secondary schools.

2013-2016

The Theatre Shed

Inclusive Arts Practitioner

Developing and co-leading an inclusive theatre company for children and young people set up as an umbrella project by Chickenshed Theatre. 

2005-2011

Brixton Inclusive

Inclusive Arts Practitioner

Developing and leading an inclusive theatre company for children and young people set up as an umbrella project by Chickenshed Theatre.

2004 - 2008

West Side Story

Performer

Professional production of musical theatre at Winchester mens prison

2002

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