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

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David Jay

David Jay

Art forms: Video and animation workshops. Video Programmes can also be made working in conjunction with groups. The workshops include the use of all recording equipment e.g. camcorders, tripods, microphones, lights, laptops.

Summary: The workshops – single or as a series – are developed in conjunction with client groups and can provide a range of expertise and learning outcomes dependent on the client requirements.

Locations: Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk

Experience: A professional filmmaker for over 25 years creating a range of programmes that primarily tackle social and community issues. Video Course Director for several years at West Suffolk College. Has run workshops for over 7 years and also movie making residential breaks.

Qualifications: Bronze and Silver Arts Awards Advisor/Trainer. Stage One Moderation – Certificate in FE Teaching (Level 4). Completed SAFE Child Protection Training. CRB checked.

Projects: Examples of films made at some of the workshops can be found on www.ko-an.org.

ICE Project – Heritage Lottery – 29 interview programmes with people from the West Indies.

Lap of Honour – Heritage – 17 interview programmes with past and future Olympians.

Life Stories  – Suffolk Mental Health – 9 programmes, people’s stories.

Just Listen – Learning Skills Council – 11 programmes looking at Equality & Diversity issues.

Creative Partnerships – series of contracts working in Primary Schools linking workshops with the curriculum.

Inside Out – workshops developing films about the activities and interests of the group.

Olympic Values – Lottery – workshops with schools, colleges and community groups looking at the 7 values and what they mean to them.

Movie Camp – Activities for All – an annual residential break for young people with disabilities where they create their own films.

Groups worked with: Workshops for Special Education schools and colleges primarily in Suffolk, Primary Schools, youth organisations, community groups. Oral history projects with senior citizens.

Contact details:

[email protected]

www.ko-an.org

Clare Birks

Clare Birks

Art Forms: Stage Designer/Artist

Summary: My work is a balancing act between art and industry. It’s part solitary but mostly collaborative, binding together and presenting other disciplines in performance. It’s about capturing and creating atmosphere for a production, creating an environment, addressing all the senses but predominately visual. Sometimes using traditional stage design materials and on other occasions new more innovative technology. The work is usually part of a live performance. It’s ephemeral nature adding to its many special qualities. Each performance is unique.

Locations: Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire

Experience: After graduating I joined the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester as a scenic artist, props maker and designer. Since then I have worked as a designer in numerous theatres all over the country and as Head of Design at the Redgrave Theatre Farnham and the Mercury Theatre Colchester. In 1999, spurred on by my increasing personal and professional interest in education I won a place on an “Artist in Education” course run by Essex County Council. Since then as part of my design practice I have devised and run projects in Theatres, Schools, Colleges, Essex University and latterly for Creative Partnerships.

Qualifications:
1970-1972 Harlow Technical Collage Foundation Art Course
1972-1975 Trent Polytechnic Theatre Design Diploma 2:1 (second class, first division)
1999 Essex County Council Cultural Services. Artist in Education Course
2008 EXCITE! train-the trainer course. Training for Creativity in Education.

Projects: (a selection)

Arts Reverie, Ahmedabad India – Exhibition ‘Design for Living’, Create an installation and curate an exhibition of work created by young people from Ahmedabad and Oldham.

Colchester Museum Service – Artist on project to celebrate the centenary of the Colchester Pageant of 1909. Create installation for exhibition in the Holly Trees Museum and devise and run series of workshops for youth groups.

Firstsite, Colchester – Artist on community project Art Stop: Bus Stop. To devise and run art sessions for children and parents/carers on the firstsite bus at locations around the region.

Pits Wood, Copford, Essex – Artists in the Woods. Lead artist on project to celebrate 25th anniversary of woods being managed by the Pits Wood Trust. Create installations in the wood. Devise and run workshops for school and local groups.

Essex County Council. ‘Essex Eye’ Installation, County Hall, Chelmsford – ‘A grove of magical trees suspended with hundreds of images of eyes painted on postcards by Essex school pupils and members of the public.

‘Biddenham International School & Specialist Sports College, Bedford‘What is the best environment for learning project?’ Experiments in learning spaces, including changing spaces & changing location to help determine the best environment for learning.

John Bunyan Primary School & Infants, Braintree – ‘Beat Box Sound Cube’. Musical installation designed in conjunction with Year 2.

Folkworks,The Sage, Newcastle – Wassail National Tour. Design Set & Costume.

Creative Partnerships Haven Gateway – Creative Practitioner, (from 2006).


Groups Worked with: Primary and Secondary Schools, Community groups, including children, young people, the elderly and disabled participants.

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Louise Maclaren

Louise Maclaren

Art forms: Visual Artist, Mixed Media and Printing, Photography and Digital. Art Tutor, Art workshops.

Summary: Mixed Media Art Workshops, Print Workshops, any Art/Craft based workshop, site specific , themed or otherwise, tailored to suit the needs of the specific group.

Consultations are offered before the Event if required.

Practicing Visual artist who offers portraits and illustration by commission, I also hold an Open Studio most years in May and display my work based on Printing, Watercolour/pen& ink work and prints made using reused polystyrene as a block printing Method on recycled paper.

Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and London

Experience: I have had 12 years experience in the Field of delivering Art Workshops to different groups of people (often Socially excluded).

I am also a practicing Artist and believe in a Holistic approach:  empowering students to express themselves creatively.

I was an Antique Restorer specializing in carving and gilding for 10 years before but also did portrait commissions and design work until I felt that I wanted to use my work to help people somehow.

Qualifications: 7 GCSE’s including a grade ‘A’ in Art.  Three ‘A’ Levels: French, History of Art and grade ‘A’ in Art.

I passed my pre-Degree in Art and design at Worthing Art College in 1984 and was accepted at Trent Polytechnic to do a degree in Theatre Design but took up a placement as an apprentice restorer instead.

I went to West Dean College, in Sussex on picture frame restoration course in 1984. Then in 1992 I returned to West Dean College to do a course on 18th Century wood carving.

In July 2005 I obtained an ‘O C N’ of three credits in level 2 in Business Skills with ‘Weetu’ organization. In October 2005 I was accepted a place on ‘Fusions’ a unique training course at the time, in developing arts practice in health or social care settings and participatory related art’s work until February 2006. This was delivered by creative Arts East & Theatre resource at the UEA.

In 2009 I obtained a pass in a level 2 award for health and safety at work.

Groups worked with: Isolated and vulnerable groups of people, learning and physical disabilities, older people, people with mental health issues, children who are young carers, younger children and young people of different nationalities.

Projects: 1991 – 2009 I delivered Art workshops on a freelance basis with learning disabilities at Break Charity in their outreach groups.

In 2007 amongst other portraits I was commission a portrait by the Coke family of Holkham Hall, Norfolk.

I have work put on Norfolk’s Heritage Explorer website (sheep @ Godwick; http://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/ – click on explore more, then art & archaeology, find the letter T and click, it will list my name & Godwick, click it and the work comes up )

NHER was a project created to publish Norfolk’s Historic Environment record on the internet. Art was used to show some of the important Archaeological sites.

I also became a regular Art tutor at a drop in centre at ‘First focus’, Fakenham, Norfolk and was there until 2009, we explored all aspects of art. Later I was to Run an Art workshop through ‘Salthouse Exhibition’07’ (North Norfolk Exhibition project) I themed it around ‘identity’ designed for students in care situations who often felt a loss of the personal in their situations. My aim was to explore this creatively starting with our hands, signatures & monograms.

In October 2008 I and a colleague Nikki Mcdonagh were chosen to run workshops entitled ‘representing others’. This was an art and drama based workshop for secondary school pupils encouraging them to break down barriers in our society and be more accepting of differences in people culturally and otherwise; organized by South Norfolk District council.

In the Spring of 2009 I exhibited at The Troika 7 small art Exhibition , Dragon Hall, Norwich, and have been exhibiting at various venues in Norfolk since then,

In the summer of 2009, I worked with children who were carers from Kings Lynn’s Willows Family support Centre for a project run by Action for children’s Art Matters, producing a mixed Media Mural based on the Maharajas’ procession, the work was exhibited at the V&A in London alongside The Maharaja: The splendour of India’s courts Exhibition that Autumn. It was a real joy to see their faces when they saw their work on display in such a wonderful venue.

I  took part in the Norfolk and Norwich Festivals’ Open Studio 10 and exhibited at the Forum and Wells-next-the-sea.

I shall be opening my studio for NNF most years (see my website for details).

In 2010 I did two art workshops for clients and carers for NNEP; ‘Salthouse 10’ based on a printing method reusing polystyrene as a block print, an accessible method for different types of students whilst trying to put the question about why; despite it’s pet mark 6 logo for recycling this material is not more widely recycled?

I have more recently been helping run art workshops in Melton Constable for YESU a Sherringham based charity whom provide support for vulnerable groups of people.Groups worked with: Isolated and vulnerable groups of people, learning and physical disabilities, older people, people with mental health issues, children who are young carers, younger children and young people of different nationalities.

 

Contact details:

www.louisemaclaren.com

[email protected]

‘Boxing hares in red Gold and Green

‘Some things are meant to be’

‘No stone unturned’

Bee Willey

Bee Willey

Art forms: Illustrator

Summary: Teaching Illustration at Norwich University of the Arts

Visual artist, engaged in  site specific mixed media creative projects

Creative consultant, working with a team at Finking Cap

Literacy/ narrative and illustration workshops

ECAT and Early years training events at Trinity park

Mural projects in schools around themes such as recycling, healthy eating, ecology (3D  and 2D)

Contact details:

www.lipstickillustration.com/artists

www.beewilley.com/

finkingcap.blogspot.co.uk/

 

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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.


Genista Dunham

Genista Dunham

Art Forms: Visual artist

Summary:
 
I trained at the Slade School of Fine Art. In the latter stage finding a niche making experimental films and animations. I then started working for the artist Tacita Dean assisting in the post-production of her films.  Through that time I volunteered in a homeless shelter, which then led into workshops with young offenders. Repositioning outside London, I returned to Suffolk to rediscover values of authentic localism and community.

I now teach Art & Design in a Suffolk prison. A challenging area. Working with people at risk of marginalisation by society brought about through complex problems and tangled legacies. Complied by the stigma attached to holding a criminal record, is the impact this then brings upon self perception of identity and perception of others. Through my work I witness an emergence in sensitivity, pride and motivation towards change.

We balance the requirements of professional teaching standards delivering National QCF accreditation with the roles of responsibility underlying any security/protection service. I encourage cross-platform multi media approaches, 2d and 3d with learning reference to artists and exploration into their interests. Though I teach graphic design interlacing between the digital mediums and the practical arts. .

Art provides a space for contemplation, reflection, distraction and fresh imagination through which it is possible to transcend the circumstances which have brought about their problems and incrementally bring about small changes to life and wider well-being. I consider myself fortunate in receiving daily reminders through others of the potential for restorative realisation through creative activity.

Locations: Suffolk

Experience: Qualified Teacher

Qualifications: Fine Art Hons Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

Projects: Free-Lance Teaching & Workshops Employment
Herba Illustrations for publication -Cathedral Herb garden. July’09.
Artlink ‘Step-Up’ – Series of Art and Film animation workshops ‘Hotdogz’ in Ipswich with Moderate learning Difficulties & Physical Disabilities. Jan – March ’09.
Art Workshops through Social Services Community Education Drop-In-Centre (New Info Bar) for people with Learning Difficulties, BSE. Jan’06 – present
Supporting Contemporary Adolescence (SCA) – Art design work and digital photography workshops.
Junior Youth Inclusion Project (JYIP) long-term YOS programme based in Stowmarket – Art workshop management and input to project work e.g. anti bullying campaign
Women’s Refuge, BSE– art/craft based workshops.
Bury St.Edmunds Art Gallery – ‘Drawing in Motion’ Oct ’06 & ‘I Can’t Draw’ Feb’07. Using our bodies moving through the light of a projector to create life-scale animated drawings.
Art Link ‘Step-Up’ – Series of Art workshops In Ipswich with Moderate learning Difficulties & Physical Disabilities. June ’07.
Risbygate Arts- Animation workshops ½ term project using digital media software to create simple animations from raw collaged images developed through photo editing. October 06.
New Info Summer Project for young people with learning disabilities through Community Ed, Suffolk- Artistic input to workshop programme. Summer 06 & 07.
Age Concern – Digital image work on using various computer software. July- Nov ’07.
Film Technical Assistant to International artist, Tacita Dean. Since Dec 01- Present P/T. Production and post-production assistant eg. Colour grading, negative analysing, quality checking of the prints, general prepping and exhibition installations
Marian Goodman Gallery, NY- as Tacita’s film advisor to galleries pre-exhibition

Risbygate Arts is a Charity Limited Company – for community arts serving in Bury St Edmunds and surrounding villages. Oct’05 – Feb’08. www.risbygatearts.co.uk
Art & Theatre Workshops for children 6-13, with artist Gilly Seago, Bury St.Edmunds
City & Guilds 7407 Further Education Teacher Training- In progress
Qualified TEFL teacher public speaking and classroom management skills, lesson preparation
British Council. Amman Jordan. Two months summer course teaching English.
Structuring lesson plans, classroom exercises and executing lessons for intermediate and advanced levels. 1997.
Ashwell House School, London N1. Teaching English to European vacation Students. Summer 1998.
St.Matthews Housing – supported accommodation for isolated and vulnerable people, Bury St.Edmunds. I organise a weekly art group for residents from the three Bury houses from. Jan 2005.
St.Martins N The Crypt – Trafalgar Square Connection for the Homeless Art Group. Nov 2003.
Amnesty International – involved with art work for current campaigns, WOMAD festivals, demo days, designs for education art workshops with children for refugee families, Southbank art-making weekend activities.

Groups Worked with: People with Learning Difficulties, People with Physical Disabilities, Women’s Refuge groups, Young people, Children, isolated and vulnerable groups of people

Contact details:

[email protected]
www.genista.co.uk

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