Footprints Theatre Company

Footprints Theatre Company


Art Forms: A site specific Theatre Company working in an interdisciplinary form which combines all art forms in ways that engage the audience and participants to interact with the place in which they are either watching the performance or participating in the workshop.

Summary: Our motto – ‘Any Place is a Stage’

Our aim is to engage in the issue of environment, place and identity using the medium of theatre to find ways to articulate and animate the space.

Our work concentrates on developing an awareness of what is around us and our reaction to it and one another.

What do we do: We provided performances in chosen spaces on commission, and we provide interdisciplinary arts workshops for the community in a chosen space, these workshops can be single days exploring the space or can build over a period of time to a performance in that space with the community.

Our work has included: A bar in Chelmsford, several churchyards and churches, schools spaces, the centre of Colchester, Slack Space shop window and a library.

Locations: Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Camridgeshire.

Qualifications: The artistic director of the company has a Bachelor of Education Honours and a Master of Arts in Applied Theatre. All company members have enhanced CRB checks and the company has liability insurance.

Projects:

‘Have You got What I am Looking For?’ A performance at the Ancient Lights in Chelmsford. An interactive performance where the audience were never quite sure whether they were meant to be watching or participating.

Noak Hill – A workshop with Essex Wildlife Trust and families living in Havering. The families explored the wildlife site of Noak Hill and created personal responses to it.

All Saints Church. Little Cornard. Sudbury – A workshop for year Eleven drama students who explored the church and churchyard and produced promenade drama performances using the natural environment.

‘Window Shopping’ – Slack Space, Colchester. A performance project which sought to get passers by to stop and watch and then enter the premises.

‘Christmas Reflections’ – Lion Walk, Colchester. A performance project at Christmas which encouraged busy shoppers to stop and reflect on the Christmas spirit in an entertaining way.

Groups worked with: Footprints has worked with primary and secondary schools in Essex and Suffolk, Slack Space, Essex Wildlife Trust and the Lion Walk church community.

Contact details:

Artistic Director: Miss Paula Baker

07522576140

[email protected]

www.footprintstheatrecompany.co.uk



Joanna Scott

Joanna Scott

Art forms: Visual Artist

Summary: With a background in commercial illustation and mural painting, Joanna extended her work seven years ago to participatory arts. Working on projects ranging from recycled art and lanterns to book cover illustration, site specific installation and heritage work.

Locations: Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, North London, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, North Hamptonshire, Leicestershire, Sussex, South West England.

Experience: Highly skilled practitioner with seven years experience of running meaningful workshops and celebratory events with many varied groups.

Qualifications: A level art, Btec in Spatial design, Artists in Education short course successfully completed with Hertfordshire University covering evaluation and report writing. Working towards a Diploma in counselling as an addition to community arts practice

Projects:

Appledore Visual Arts Festival lantern making

Echo site specific intervention with SPID Theatre Company in London

2012 recycled lantern project with London Borough of Brent

Participatory installation with the Woodland Trust

Set and scenic with special needs adults Hemel Hempstead Old Town Hall

Curriculum based workshops with The Hat Factory Luton

Workshops in comic book drawing, mask making, personal maps, suncatchers,card making, puppets, watercolour and acrylic painting

Willow weaving with the former Arts Education Team at Hemel Old Town Hall

Groups worked with: Groups ranging from schools, to the homeless, children in care, elders, ethnic minorities, adults and young people with learning disabilities, people recovering from stroke and illness, recovering addicts and young mums.

Contact details:

[email protected]

www.joanna-scott.co.uk

07957 932476

St Albans, Hertfordshire.


Keith Botilier

Keith Botilier

Art form: Photography, Visual Arts, Film / Video, New Technology, Crafts.

Summary: My work consists, of oil, Acrylics, water colour, Photography and Digital images. Landscapes, still life and a mixture activities. I also build websites if asked.

Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire.

Experience: Experienced

Qualifications: I trained as a draughtsman in engineering, I original got that due to my drawing ability.

Art course at Grays College, Essex, tutor – Jenny Geary.

I am a member of the WAF (World Art Foundation).

Contact details:

[email protected]

2 Abbeydale

Carlton Colville

Suffolk

NR33 8WJ

www.keithsphotography.co.uk

www.zazzle.com/keithbotilier

www.redbubble.com – search ‘keithbotilier’

Hedley Griffin

Hedley Griffin

Art forms: 2D drawn Animator, Cartoonist.

Summary: Animation workshops, cartoon drawing, script and story writing.

Locations: Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire.

Experience: 30 years animation director for BBC and Channel 4 Schools television. Self-publish, write and illustrate my own children’s safety books, www.DangerSpot.co.uk

Qualifications: Degree in Art and Design 1974.

Projects: Vital Communities in Cambridgeshire, hundreds of films for television, many, many cartoon drawing, animation and literacy workshops for local primary schools and community projects.

Groups of people worked with: People with learning disabilities, primary school children, teenagers, teenagers with eating disorders, older people in nursing home.

Contact details:

[email protected]

[email protected]

www.hedleygriffinfilms.com

01986 798613

PO BOX 274,

Woodbridge,

Suffolk,

IP13 WX

Sarah Straw

Sunshine

Sawston Silent Movie

Nicola Marray-Woods

Nicola Marray-Woods

Art forms: Visual Artist

Summary: I specialise in community and school art projects including murals, ceramics, drawing, mixed media, environmental works and school ground design. I work with all ages and levels of experience from nursery, primary and secondary aged children through to family groups and adults of all ages and abilities. I aim to facilitate the work of others so that the process is satisfying and meaningful whilst ensuring that their creativity is retained in the final high quality work. I enjoy the challenge of working with new materials and groups. I also provide training in school ground development through my role as an accredited trainer for the school grounds charity Learning Through Landscapes (LTL).

Locations: Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, South Lincolnshire

Experience: Since 2000 I have been working in the East of England on a wide range of workshops, projects and artist in residence programmes. Clients have included over 40 schools and children’s centres, district and county councils and local and national charities. As an accredited trainer for LTL I have delivered training and facilitation on national school ground development programmes. I have project managed and led a range of large projects including an award winning school garden in King’s Lynn and since 2009 a Heritage Lottery Funded community project for the Woodland Trust.

Qualifications: June 2004 Learning Through Landscapes  Accredited trainer

June 1995 University of Surrey BA (Hons) Art in a Community Context with Educational Studies – First class honours.

Projects:

Woodland Trust (Jan 09 – Dec 2010) Reffley Wood Projects: a Heritage Lottery Funded project running art & maintenance events in Reffley Wood and WREN funded informal play sessions in wood with 5 primary schools

Cambridgeshire Library Service (Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network)(2005 – 2008)  Working with four primary schools, a special school, a youth group and  6 local community groups using local history images to create new art works with children.

Forest Heath District Council (2006) Mural at Brandon Railway Station

Tilbury Power Station (2006). Interpretation board at environmental centre

Howard Junior School, Magical Sensory Garden – Project manager & artist-in-residence (2001-04) Creating multi-sensory quiet & creative award winning garden which features in DfES publication and a 25m mural painting for school playground

Forward & Futures ‘800 years of King’s Lynn’ mural (2004) Research, design & painting a 112m2 mural for a town centre location with a local charity.

Text Collector II –Artist-in Residence – A Year of the Artist, EAB and European funded community arts project (2000) based in Downham Market, Norfolk. Text (poems, stories etc.) were used to inspire art work (collage, painting, film, public art etc) made with and by local people. This culminated in an exhibition.

This is a selection from the last ten years. More examples are available.

Groups with: Children and young people (2 -18), families, adults, people with learning disabilities, older people (including those with dementia), teachers and other professionals.

Contact details:

[email protected]
www.nicolamw.co.uk

0771 256 7479

 

Laura Watson

Laura Watson

Art forms: Scriptwriter/Dramatist

Summary: Freelance Scriptwriter who runs playwriting projects for children, teenagers and adults.

Locations: Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire

Experience: I am a freelance scriptwriter. I have written several episodes of EastEnders, an episode of Casualty, an Afternoon Play for Radio 4 (Nightcap) and a play for my local youth theatre in Newmarket, Suffolk (Angel In The Park).

Before going freelance I worked for BBC Radio Drama, Laura Cecil Literary Agency and as a Script Editor and Story Editor for EastEnders.

I also have extensive experience in running creative writing classes and projects for children, teenagers and adults.

Qualifications: Post-grad Certificate- Scriptwriting & Literary Editing, Sheffield Hallam

BA (Hons) Writing, Middlesex University:Classification 2.1.

A Levels, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, 2 A’s and a C

10 GCSE’S, Soham Village College, Ely, Cambs, 5 Grade A’s and 5 Grade B’s

Projects:

Writer in Residence @ St. Felix Middle School, Suffolk, Sept 2009- July 2010: I work with a different group of students each term on a creative project. Past projects include the plays ‘Danger In The Darkness’, about a school trip that goes wrong and ‘The Burning Truth’ about two runaway children.

Scriptwriting for Adults, Jan 2009-ongoing: I run a ten week evening class on the basic craft of scriptwriting.

Creative Writing Workshops, LACESS, Jan- May 2010: Looked After Children’s Educational Support Services are funding me to run workshops in various schools attended by Looked After Children. I also ran a Create A Play Day in February half-term for fifteen children (aged 11-14) who are all in Foster Care.

School Workshops, The Children’s Discovery Centre, May 2009- Ongoing: I am a listed writer for The Children’s Discovery Centre who arrange for me to go into schools and run creative writing workshops.

Radio Project, Open Doors Course, Suffolk Artlink, Nov 2009: I worked with adults with learning difficulties to develop a short radio play. The play was on the theme of ‘Love’ and was recorded by Ipswich Community Radio.

Create A Play- Newmarket College, Suffolk, July 2009: Along with my brother who is a Primary School Teacher, I ran a three day summer holiday workshop for 8-12 year olds. The theme was Magic and Fantasy. We worked with the children to develop their own short plays, which they then performed to their parents at the end of the last day.

Writers Residency for Action For Children, Feb-May 2009: I worked with twelve Young Carers (aged 7-11) over a three month period of weekly meetings. We created a modern-day fairytale ‘A Science Project Goes Wrong’ which was then performed by the children to their families and key workers.

Scriptwriting/Drama Project @ Red Balloon, Sept- Nov 2008: I ran a series of workshops at Red Balloon Learner Centre in Cambridge (for students that have left mainstream education due to bullying), working towards a one-act play that the students performed at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.

Groups worked with: Children, Teenagers and Adults. More specific groups include Young Carers, adults with learning difficulties, children and teenagers in foster care and teenagers who have left mainstream education due to being bullied.

Contact details:

[email protected]

07974409228

Laura Watson – Making the Change

Maryjane Edgar

Maryjane Edgar

Art Forms: Visual Arts, Site Specific Dance, Movement & Physical Theatre, Sound /Sound-scape, Digital Photography, Drama, Puppet making, Mask making, Storytelling with Multicultural Instruments

Summary:
Specialise in workshops for Schools, Communities, Festivals and Parties.

Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Kent

Experience: Very Experienced

Qualifications:
M.A. Degree in Digital Practices.
Digital sound recording, and Sound-scape over last 10 years
Diploma in Swedish massage Therapy
Diploma in Aromatherapy massage Therapy
Multi-disciplinary Art practising for 20 years

Projects: A few examples : Environmental/ Recycling/Performance

The ‘Green Man’ Tour… 6 performances in Norfolk, using research, drama, engineered sound, singing bowls, flute, drums and African harp. The performance was given using masks made from Silver Birch, Oak, Hawthorn, Ivy, Willow and Rowan. Digital Sound-scape and recordings of ‘The Ancient Ones’ were created for atmosphere.

‘Slim Your Bin’, a project to promote recycling in South Norfolk, encouraging hoteliers to re-use… After playing the didjeridoo in a wheelie bin, and covered from head to toe in recyclable objects, such as plastic spoons, wrappers, packaging, film cases etc, I then jumped out reciting a ‘recycling’ poem and then gave a demonstration/ workshop of how it is possible to create a work of Art re-using broken plates to make mosaics.

A world conservation project, ‘Hotstuff’ was developed, to make children aware about sustainable energy and recycling. The amount of energy we use in this country was measured in footprints, which each child at Bowthorpe school in Norwich decorated with objects they might have otherwise thrown away. They also made an object out of clay and had to place it into a giant ball ‘world’ so they saw their piece being ‘recycled’. Music, story, movement and songs, were performed about the elements to finish.

Forest Stories at Poringland – Dressed up as the green woman, made a bender house from willow and bamboo, and told ‘green’ stories to young children.

Whitlingham Nature Reserve – Storytelling workshop for all volunteers, encouraging adults of all ages to go out of their comfort zone, using the voice, drama and physical technique.

Drama Collaboration with “Open Doors Company,” where the clues were acted out to complete a cross word drama puzzle.

Groups Worked with: With children of all key stages and people of all ages, in Schools, libraries, community centers, festivals and private homes etc.

Contact details:

[email protected]

www.theartofmaryjane.co.uk



Kate Ackerley

Kate Ackerley

Art forms: Visual Arts, Creative Writing

Summary: I am a creative and integrative artist and therapist, working primarily in oils and pastels, and words. I am a leader and facilitator of workshops and courses which I have created and delivered, entitled The Creative and Silent Self series, which is designed to give expression and voice to the creativity which is inherent in everyone. I use creative exercises, including drawing, pastels, paint, claywork, collage etc, creative writing of poetry and prose, journaling, visualisation and meditation to strengthen the inner self and create a safe space in which people can explore themselves and their potential. I believe in the redemptive power of art and its ability to grant new perspectives to those engaged in the creative process. Art can be a way to shape difficult experiences and transcend them.

Locations: Suffolk, (Cambridgeshire), (Norfolk)

Experience: I am an experienced and qualified teacher of children in schools, having worked with a range of ages and abilities, with over ten years experience.
For adults, my Creative Self workshops (5 day residential/ 3 day weekend) have been running since 2009 in Suffolk and Sussex and the next one is in May, a resid
ential 3 day weekend course. I have also been involved with running a creative writing workshop in Leiston, leading meditation groups in Woodbridge, delivering therapists’ training and healing workshops in Suffolk.

Qualifications: BA (Joint Hons) Drama and French (Bristol and Sorbonne); PGCE with specialism in arts and creative language (Cambridge), CPE (Law); MNFSH (healer training and qualification) member of the Friends’ Fellowship of Healing.

Projects: Creative writing with adult group at Leiston (some mental health issues, isolation) My own Creative Self workshops for adults (see also my website)
Therapeutic touch/reminiscence workshops to deliver massage to group and train support workers to continue the work, Woodbridge (following voluntary work in the same vein at St Elizabeth Hospice Ipswich).
Future projects at Landguard Fort, Artist in Residence 2011, and plans for series of workshops for older people to develop their creativity and release memories.


Groups worked with: Children, Adults.

Contact details:
[email protected]
www.kateackerley.com

Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson – Crickcrack Productions

Art Forms: Storytelling

Summary: I am a Professional Storyteller with over thirty years experience in education and performance. My performances and workshops enhance:
– Literacy skills

– Speaking and listening
– The experience of sharing a story
– The multicultural curriculum

– Pupil confidence and self esteem

Stories from many cultures are shared with music.
Sessions are carefully and appropriately differentiated.

Sessions are very interactive, rhythmical and sprinkled with rhyme.

The language is rich and the narrative expertly crafted.
There is always singing and music making, and the setting is delightfully colourful.

Children and adults will be inspired and the sessions will encourage imaginations to fly.
Further details, photographs and audio clips are available on my site. I have an Enhanced CRB, £10 million public liability insurance, and I am a full member of Equity.

Locations: Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, London

Experience: Very experienced with fifteen years of teaching and twenty years of storytelling.

Qualifications: Cert Ed and B.Ed (Culham & Oxford); also Adv. Cert. in Speech & Drama (Central School of Speech and Drama, London)

Projects: Too many to list

Groups Worked with: Children – pre school.; KS1, KS2 and KS3
Special Needs.
Family audiences.

Contact details:
[email protected]
Tel: 01268 416195
www.crickcrack.com



Leigh Driver

Leigh Driver

Art forms: Visual Arts, Film / Video / Photography, New Technology, Web Design, Crafts, Literature, Heritage Interpretation

Summary: At the West Suffolk Arts Centre we provide engaging and accessible opportunities to work in a wide variety of media through workshops,courses and personal tuition suitable for all ages and abilities. We also act as Arts Award Advisers for the Trinity Guildhall Arts Award Scheme and offer GCSE and A-Level support.

Locations: Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire

Experience: Very experienced arts and museums educator.

Qualifications: I trained as an artist at the Hertfordshire College of Art and Design in the early ’80s. Since then I have run numerous Arts-based events and workshops for all ages and abilities in a wide variety of media. I am an accredited Arts Award Adviser for The Trinity Guildhall/Arts Council England Arts Award Scheme and I am currently working with groups of young people from the Education Otherwise organization teaching Visual Literacy and Contemporary Arts Practice. I am also a successful web designer and published author (most notably ‘The English Village’ and ‘The Lost Villages of England’ for New Holland Publishers).

Projects: Trinity Guildhall/Arts Council England Arts Award Scheme – Adviser. Education Otherwise ‘Art Basics’ Course at Lopham – lead educator.
Art in the Park Week at Brandon Country Park – a week-long series of artist-led workshops and exhibitions – curator and occasional workshop leader.
Art and Craft Workshop with Mildenhall CRU – a group of young adults with severe learning difficulties. ‘Cultural Diversity in Brandon’ independent project
with students from Breckland Middle School. ‘Brandon on The Fringe’ Arts Festival (promoter).

Groups worked with: I have many years experience of working with home educated children (largely through the Education Otherwise organisation), people with severe learning difficulties, and people of all ages with little or no experience in the Arts. I am an accredited Arts Award Adviser at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels for the Trinity Guildhall/Arts Council England Arts Award Scheme.

Contact details:
[email protected]
Tel: 07882 891022
West Suffolk Arts Centre,

Brandon Heritage Centre,
George Street, Brandon,
Suffolk, IP27 0BX

www.westsuffolkartscentre.com