I've been working with children and young people for over 20 years through my work as a theatre practitioner, play leader and session facilitator in all sorts of venues including special and mainstream primary and secondary schools, children's centres and nurseries, museums, play schemes and libraries.
I celebrate children as thinkers and do-ers. All my sessions encourage creativity and children's natural capacity to problem solve and create things.
Performances are full of sensory experiences and invite audience participation.
School based session for small groups of children needing support to develop confidence. Storyplay is part of the enrichment program at the school. I work with children once a week over eight weeks per term, making things, telling stories and supporting childrne to develop confidence and all sorts of interpersonal skills.
Regular Saturday storytelling sessions for children aged 3 years and up.
Live interactive music sessions for babies, toddlers and their families.
Granny Pearl - A Magical Tale of the Sea!
A gently interactive performance for babies and young children with live music, storytelling and puppetry. Inspired by a family holiday on the coast, you're invited on a boat trip around an island, exploring rock pools on the way to visit Granny Pearl.. A granny with a very special secret....
I'm currently working on a web-based adaptation of this performance supported by Croydonites Festival of New Theatre and St Martin's School in Epsom. Four online episodes inspired by the live theatre show will be released later this summer. Keep an eye on the Granny Pearl webpage and my Facebook page for updates.
Online making activities for children to enjoy at home... a circus, a bi-plane, a rocket and an international space station! See the tutorials page for details...
A variety of creative arts and design workshops for all.
I work in collaboration with other organisations to deliver all sorts of creative sessions and activities for families and school groups.
MGSO4 /Epsom and Ewell Arts Festival
Croydonites Festival of New Theatre
St Martin's School, Epsom.
The Front Room
Age UK, Croydon.
Croydon Comedy Festival
Royal Holloway University
Kenley Revival Project
The Children's Trust
Mainstream and special schools across London and the South East
The Amy Johnson Project