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

Michelle Ranson

Michelle Ranson

Art forms:  Fine Art, Painting.

Summary: Qualified Art Teacher 11-19, also qualified to work with SEN & students with learning difficulties. Would like to offer art workshops to all. Can be flexible with content. Specialise in Abstract Art, but can provide other disciplines on request.

Locations: Suffolk & North Essex

Experience:  Exhibiting Artist since 1996, Qualified Teacher since 2006, Work Part Time teaching Art (therapy) and KS3 & 4 to students with Complex needs and behavioural issues in EOTAS.

Qualifications: 

Postgraduate Diploma in Education; Merit (MA without dissertation)

PGCE Secondary in Art and Design

BA HONS Art and Design, specialising in Fine Art

NVQ LEVEL 3 Retail Management

NVQ LEVEL 2 Modern Apprenticeship in Retail

BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA Foundation Studies in Art and Design

A LEVEL Art and Design

A LEVEL RE

A LEVEL English Literature

GCSE’s 9 A*-C’s including Mathematics, Science and English

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE Information Technology

Projects:

June 2012: Suffolk Open Studios

Jan 2005: Suffolk Age Concern; Mural of spring scene and Spring Craft Workshop.

Dec 2004: Sixth Form Winter Wonderland Workshop, St Peters Church Community Project.

Groups worked with: 11-19 year olds, OAP, SEN, Learning difficulties, College Students.

Contact details: 

07812068489

01787 379442

[email protected]

www.michelleranson.co.uk

14 Springfield Road

Sudbury

Suffolk

CO10 1PH

June Croll

June Croll

Art forms: Textiles, Craft

Summary: I am a weaver/textile artist. My studio practice is combined with teaching. Combining traditional techniques with contemporary design, my work ranges from fine silk scarves to 3D woven art. Materials used are mainly natural fibres, especially silk; yarns are coloured and painted making each item unique. I also enjoy experimenting with more unusual materials such as copper wire and ‘found materials’.

Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Essex

Experience: I have had a varied teaching career, and am an experienced weaver.

As Artist Educator for the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts I design and facilitate workshops for schools, families and outreach groups.

I have led workshops for the Salthouse/Cley Contemporary Art Project since 2008 running sessions for schools, families, carers and clients and special needs groups.

At Dragon Hall in Norwich I run the weaving Summer Schools and teach textile courses.

I provide talks and demonstrations for guilds and groups.

At the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind I work as a volunteer running The Living Art Group for older people. I have many years experience working with children and young people with visual impairment.

My teaching career encompasses early years to further education.

Qualifications: Qualified teacher. BA Lit, PGCE, RSA Cert TEFL, B,phil (Special Education visual impairment), Creative Textiles level 3, distinction in Access in Art and Design.

Committee member Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society.  

Projects: Projects can be from one hour tasters to full courses. Examples of topics include simple weaving with the emphasis on creativity and exploration using found natural and recycled materials.

Community tapestries are a more sustained project with themes relevant to a given group.

Dyeing sessions explore the use of colour.

Feltmaking workshops can result in individual designs to take home at the end of the session, or in communal panels for display.

Some examples of previous projects include workshop leader for community basketry project with NNAB/Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts; a series of curriculum related feltmaking days for Northgate High School; and recently ‘Birds and Other Creatures’ family day for Cley 12 Art Festival weaving into willow shapes with a range of exciting and colourful materials.

Groups worked with: Sessions can be adapted for all ages and abilities.

Contact details:

[email protected]

www.muspoleworkshops.co.uk

www.norfolkcraft.co.uk

07855145690

Studio 6 Muspole Workshops,

25-27 Muspole St,

Norwich

NR3 1DJ

 

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

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