Footprints Theatre Company CIC

Footprints Theatre Company

 

Theatre with a difference. Theatre that goes everywhere, anywhere and is for anyone.

Art Forms:

Footprints believe that ‘Any Place is a Stage’, whether it is a field, woodland, church, historical building, Town Centre or market stall.

As a site-specific theatre company, we create exciting original performances, animating spaces and breaking barriers between audience, performer and space.

Our work re-contextualizes the performance space and builds new meanings for its audience by tantalizing their senses and deceiving perspectives. 

The audience are drawn into a unique experience in a gentle way by the actors and they are encouraged to respond, reflect and react to the world of the performance.

Summary: 

Footprints Theatre Company draws it’s audience into an exciting immersive experience by tantalizing audience’ senses and challenging their perspectives.  Our work re-contextualises the performance space and builds new meanings for those involved in the experience. 

The work of Footprints brings people together in spaces, re-imagines and animates them through site-specific theatrical techniques.

“Not ‘Grand Theatre’ but full of poetry, music and memories….by the end of the promenade performance it felt like you were part of the space, and that your memories joined those of the walls. Ian Parker. Audience member of Uninhabited. 

Our work has included:

Full  length new work written specifically for location and community. 

Shorter performance interventions for any place.

 Educational workshops.

Locations: 

We are based in Essex, but take work in Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire as well as our home area.

Qualifications: 

The artistic director and founder of the company has:

  • Bachelor of Education Honours 
  • Master of Arts in Applied Theatre. 
  • UKA Associate of Dance.

Projects:

People who have experienced our performances have gone away animated and repeatedly tell us they cannot stop thinking about their experience. We have had a lot of exciting feedback and results from previous performance work such as Ring Tones, Cycle and Seek, Colchester Curiosities, and Uninhabited. The work captivates particularly non- traditional audiences because of their connections to the local space.

Groups worked with: Arts Essex, Artside in Southend, Colchester Borough Council, Chelmsford City Council.

Contact details:

Artistic Director: Miss Paula Baker

Tel: 07522576140

[email protected]

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Footprints Theatre Company

Footprints Theatre Company

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

 

Teri Lockton

Teri Lockton

Art Forms: Visual Arts, Crafts

Summary: I am a stained glass artist working mainly to commission while offering a variety of workshops for adults and children, using the medium of stained glass in a way accessible to all ages and abilities.

Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex

Experience: Very experienced

Qualifications: Initial Tutor Training, Norfolk County I have been teaching stained glass as an adult education tutor in Stradbroke since 1997 and in Diss since 1999. Although trained as anarchitect, I have been practising as a professional stained glass artist for many years. I have been involved in projects with a variety of schools and arts and crafts groups, as well as running workshops with playgroups, schools and the John Groom Court residents, in conjunction with a project in the grounds of Blickling Hall.

Projects: Scarning Primary School – led workshops to produce panels for the newassembly hall (see image) Dereham Leisure Centre – led four workshops in surrounding villages;results then displayed in time for the opening of the new Leisure Centre, and in conjunction with a competition run by Breckland Council (see image) Stalham “Dragons” summer activity scheme – led workshops for a joint project of a giant dragon which I designed and made up in clear glass, filled in with coloured glass by the children Stalham Arts and Crafts group – ongoing work to produce panels for the community John Grooms Court – led workshops with residents in conjunction with a sitooterie for Blickling Hall Snape Maltings – adults workshops Bergh Apton – adults workshops Gissing Children’s Centre – workshops for playgroups and youth club Quaker Meeting House Norwich – workshop with asylum seekers

Groups Worked with: I have extensive experience of working with pre-school, primary and secondary school children.
I have worked with adults in a variety of settings I worked with adults with physical and mental disabilities at John Grooms Court. I was also leader of a Woodcraft Folk group in Diss for 14 years.

Contact details:
[email protected]
Tel: 01379 740117
Bridge Green House,
Gissing Road, Burston,
Norfolk IP22 5UD
www.lockton-magill.com