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Youth & Community engagement

I am an enthusiastic facilitator and love designing exciting arts experiences for young people.

I have six years’ experience in designing and delivering theatre and participation projects for young people in schools, youth theatre and community settings.

 

I previously worked for Prime Theatre as Creative Arts Programme Lead. In this role, I designed and delivered a council-funded programme to engage young people facing disadvantage in the arts. The programme focused on young people who were care experienced; children looked after; engaging with Youth Justice services or identifying as having SEND/SEMH needs. I collaborated with organisations including The British Museum, Diverse City, English Heritage, Kelmscott Manor, Children in Need, and The Listening Fund to deliver projects as varied as arts festivals, exhibitions, workshops, short films, theatre projects and a Big Dog Art Trail!

Please get in touch if you think I can help with a project you're working on, especially if you are

a heritage/cultural organisation keen to engage more with young people, or a charity/social enterprise looking for new ways to engage communities in your work.

Policy & consultation

Legislative Theatre is a participatory tool that supports active community engagement in policy-making and consultations. I am currently compiling a group of South-West based organisations who are interested in using Legislative Theatre to engage their stakeholders in policy-making/consultation, to participate in a pilot study in late 2024-2025.

 

This opportunity is suitable for local councils, Arts/Heritage organisations, charities and social enterprises.  If this is something you or your organisation would be interested in, please get in touch to find out more.

Other services...

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Theatre WORKSHOPS

 I am a confident drama practitioner and facilitator. I  have previously delivered:

Specialist Drama workshops in Secondary schools and Sixth Form colleges.

Weekly programmes of Drama workshops in Primary Schools to develop oracy and support the KS2 curriculum.

Prime Youth Theatre  for young people aged 5-25. 

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ARTS AWARD & Artist Development

I am a trained Arts Award Advisor and have successfully delivered all levels (Discover-Gold). I oversaw Prime Theatre's Arts Award programme, delivering over 2000 Arts Awards and securing National Trinity Champion Status for three years running.

 

I also advise and support schools, cultural and heritage organisations to establish their own Arts Award programmes.

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TEacher & Fcailitation TRAINING

I have experience delivering teacher training with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, training Primary School teachers on how to use Drama techniques as a learning tool across the KS1 and KS2 curriculums.

I have also delivered facilitation training for new practitioners.

A photo of an outdoors workshop
A photo of a teacher training workshop
A photo of a dog sculpture painted with messages about kindness and tolerance.
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