Giovanna Maria Casetta

Giovanna Maria Casetta

Art forms: Performance, Film and Photography

Summary: Artist and Educator, working in performance, film and photography. I have recently been awarded an Arts Council Grant, for Research and Professional Development, to explore strategies for sustaining a successful art practice. This is an exciting project and a fantastic opportunity to have Robert Pacitti as my mentor. I am passionate about art being accessible to all and learning taking place within a creative environment. I am available to facilitate and run projects, workshops and deliver the Arts Awards in both traditional and non traditional educational settings.

Locations: Suffolk, Essex and London

Experience: I have twenty years experience as a practicing artist,making, producing and exhibiting work nationally and internationally. In my capacity as an educator, I have over 15 years of teaching/lecturing experience and delivering creative projects. Recently having worked with juvenile offenders, delivering media studies, digital imaging, film production, photography and the Arts Award.

Qualifications:

BA First Class Honours in Fine Art

PGCE – Graphics, Textiles & Media Studies

Arts Award Advisor

Projects:

Artist In Search Of New Strategies 2014-2015

Arts Scene Investigators 2012 – Ongoing

A Descent into Glamour- 2014/2016

Koestler Awards for Young Offenders 2008 – 2013

Access All Areas 2013

Aldeburgh Music – Young Offenders Project

Howard League – You are the BossYoung Offenders Project

1 Minute Film Challenge – Workshops for ages 6 to 80 Ongoing

Groups worked with: Young Offenders, Young people with behavioural issues and learning disabilities

Contact details:

[email protected]

www.artsi.co.uk

01473 711107

07980069898

Giovanna Maria Casetta

“A descent into Glamour”  credit – Kerry Brown

Giovanna Maria Casetta

  “Art Scene Investigators” Colchester Arts Centre – Credit – Sue Milnthorpe

Xenia Horne

Xenia Horne

Art forms: Music (including singing, harp), Drama and Performing Arts.

Summary: Highly experienced freelance practitioner and Musicleader, offering cross art form and art form specific workshops, performances and events. Founder of AndAction Projects working with other artists to provide a range of activities for all ages and settings. including vulnerable children and adults, older people, as well as working with primary and secondary schools.

Locations: Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk, Cambs, Lincs.

Experience:  Thirty years experience working as a performer in professional theatre and musician, workshop leader, project delivery and facilitation, writer and director, Artsmark and Arts Award work.

Qualifications: Grade 8 Harp, Voice, Piano, Theatre BA (hons)

Projects: Creative Change, Creative Partnerships, Vital Communities, Newmarket can Sing, MORAG, The Bigger Adventure, productions of original musical shows for children, Heritage Lottery funded Young Roots Projects at Gressenhall and Bridewell Museums, projects for Newmarket and Mildenhall Community Resource Units for Forest Heath District Council.

Groups worked with: All ages and abilities in all settings including vulnerable children and adults, children with learning disabilities, older people, as well as working with primary and secondary schools.

Contact details:

[email protected]

www.andaction.co.uk

www.ukharpists.com

07866568872

Xenia Horne

Xenia Horne

Xenia Horne

 

Simon Bridge

Simon Bridge

Art forms: Storytelling for schools, festivals and special events. Shakespeare and Drama workshops and lectures for all ages.

Summary: “A special talent” – Foundation for International Education. “Fantastic stories and drama opportunities” – primary school, Suffolk. “Inspiring” – Fantastic Family Festival. “Thanks to Simon. His energy and enthusiasm really brought the day to life” – sixth-form college, London.

Locations: Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire – any location considered

Experience: I have been a professional actor for more than 30 years. Since 1993 I have been bringing Shakespeare and drama to schools, adult education, youth theatre and community groups using practical workshops and lively interactive lectures. I work regularly as a storyteller in schools throughout the region.

Qualifications:Diploma, Drama Studio London

Enhanced DBS check

Projects: I have worked with numerous theatres throughout the UK including a long association with the education department at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. I have led education projects for numerous arts organisations nationally and internationally. I work regularly with schools, run a Saturday morning drama club – Jampot Drama, and am in demand as a story teller.

Groups worked with:  All ages, from nursery school to undergraduate level and adult groups

Contact details:

 

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