Dave Tonge

Dave Tonge – The Yarnsmith of Norwich

Art forms: Storyteller, historian and author

Summary: I tell stories at museums, heritage sites, schools, festivals and fairs over much of the UK. My focus is on stories from Saxon and Viking times through Medieval and Tudor to the present day.

Locations: Throughout East Anglia, but also the rest of England.

Experience: I have told at many national museums, including the British Museum and Ashmolean. Also for English Heritage for the last 15 years, the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust and the Historic Royal Palaces. I have also headlined at a number of storytelling festivals including Settle in Yorkshire, Sandwich Winter Tales in Kent and Festival at the Edge in Shropshire.

I have also published two books based on my performances: Tudor Tales (2015) based on an adult storytelling set called ‘The Shaming of Agnes Leaman.’ The second, Norfolk Folk Tales for Children, based on a new set celebrating my local heritage and folklore.

I also run basic storytelling workshops at festivals and one called ‘Telling Heritage,’ focusing on storytelling in museums, that I lead at the Ashmolean every winter.

Qualifications: My interest in storytelling stemmed from using stories as historical sources while studying for my BA and MA at the University of East Anglia. I have also trained as a freelance museum educator at museums in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, including the Fitzwilliam.

Projects: In 2005 Creative Arts East funded me to lead basic skills storytelling training with a number of disadvantage pupils at a middle school in Great Yarmouth, which culminated with them putting on a storytelling performance at the Time and Tide museum in the town.

While in 2015 I was commissioned by Waveney and Blyth Arts to create and perform a storytelling set, called ‘Legends of a Long Forgotten Land,’  as part of a bigger project, called Finding Doggerland, which explored artists responses to the now lost land bridge that once joined Britain to Europe. My sessions toured libraries throughout Suffolk.

Also in that year, I created a storytelling performance for the Historic Royal Palaces about a Tudor royal progress to be performed at an outreach event at Tatton Park near Manchester. And in 2016 they commissioned me to create and perform a set for and Elizabethan Christmas event held at Hampton Court Palace.

Groups of people worked with: As well as telling to adults, families and young children, I have told stories to groups with learning disabilities, young people with autism and also in care homes to elderly people suffering from various forms of dementia, telling classic tales as part of a reminiscence program.

Contact details:

[email protected]

www.theyarnsmithofnorwich.com/welcome

Tel: 7908515766

Ivy Cottage, Greenways,

Newton Flotman,

Norwich

NR15 1QJ

Lisa Temple-Cox

Lisa Temple-Cox

Art forms: Visual artist, community engagement and public arts

Summary: Public and community engagement forms a large part of my practice, and I enable a range of art activities that includes painting (from individual work to large scale murals), assemblage using found objects, collage, and photo-transfer. My public arts commissions are usually informed by a community engagement process, and as well as public and private commissions, I undertake school residencies tailored to meet the needs of the curriculum and/or project theme in hand. I have worked with children and adults of all ages and abilities, and in institutions as diverse as schools, colleges, residential homes, museums and prisons. Projects range from one day drop-in workshops at fetes and fairs, Creative Partnerships school projects, artist residencies, and major public arts commissions. I have a clean driving licence, enhanced disclosure CRB, and public liability cover.

Locations: Will travel anywhere

Experience: Self-employed in the field of public and community arts since 1990

Qualifications: MA (distinction) Arts in a Social Context / Certificate in Education: Lifelong Learning Sector

Projects: Creative Conveniences,Colchester: Healthcare Histories, Peterborough City Hospital: Rowhedge Heritage mural: Monkwick Bunker project, Colchester: Journey to the Podium, Essex county Council 2010: Wickford Library Timeline: Farleigh Hospice Project, Chelmsford and Maldon: Riverside Living project, Halstead.

Groups worked with:  Children of all ages, adults, people with learning and/or physical disabilities, older people, primary school from reception upwards, secondary school, higher education, museum visitors.

Contact details:

Studio 9,

Cuckoo Farm Studios,

Boxted Road,

Colchester,

CO4 5HH

07980 357418

[email protected]

www.flickr.com/photos/deepgreenart/collections/

 

 

Charlie Hull

Charlie Hull

Art Forms: Visual artist

Summary: Painting and drawing, clay work, collage, papier mache, 3D work, silk and fabric painting, general craft work.

Individual and group projects which are designed to accommodate individual needs and abilities: participants are supported and guided through the process enabling them to explore their own creativity, find expression through various artistic activities and communicate feelings and engage with each other in a safe, supportive and confidential environment.

Locations: Bury St. Edmund’s area/ West Suffolk

Experience: 

Qualified tutor: University of East Anglia 2007

Family Support worker

2 yr. Foundation course in Art & Design

Groups Worked with:

Work in health sector, rehabilitation settings and care homes with stroke patients and people with life threatening illness and progressive degenerative disease: people may have visual, hearing and speech difficulties, mobility problems, cognitive impairment and social and emotional issues

Adults and young people in the community and respite care who have physical and mental health issues, learning disabilities and vulnerable people who may be isolated and marginalised from society

After school art clubs for primary age children with learning difficulties and behavioral issues who are sometimes hard to engage

Contact details:
[email protected]
Tel: 07745 790836