The Jenny Lind Creative Community Arts Project 2018 - 2020
A multi-arts project throughout housing blocks in Suffolk Square, Norwich.
Involving over 500 participants, many introduced to the cities arts venues for the first time. Participants took part in workshops, activities, performances and culture events in writing, poetry, dance, acting, music, photography and play.
A final theatrical happening happened over two days, with eight 1-hour promenade performances, through 2 housing blocks. Written by participants responding to the stimulus PLACE.
This project included working with BBC Introducing Music bringing an evening of new music to the shopping strip in Suffolk Square.
This project aimed to combat rising isolation by residents and was participant led.
The St Walstan Arts Project & This Earth We Tread 2015 - 2016
An innovative, outside, promenade, theatrical happening, inspired by the life of St Walstan, Norfolk’s patron saint of agriculture and farming, who died 1,000 years ago in 2016.
Set in the beautiful and atmospheric Ruins of St Michael and All Angels, as part of Heritage Week. It was written and performed with and by people from the local community. Participants faced many personal challenges but came together regardless of age, backgrounds and personal circumstances.
This piece explored modern issues of land ownership and disenfranchisement, displacement, disconnection and conservation against the backdrop of his life.
I'm Here - 2016
A creative arts project for carers of people living with dementia.
An exhibition of the art works in the Millennium Library, Norwich.
18,000 crotched forget-me-nots were made, to form a sculpture in collaboration with local artist Tsubi Du, one for each person living with dementia at the time.
A 1-woman performance was created, from writings in diaries, by Carers of people living with dementia.