Starting a Story Circle

Spending your lives creating, training and delivering live performances, workshops or consultancy can make working from inside ones home a bit of a challenge.  And I know I speak for an uncountable amount of people in saying that. But there are moments and things out there where the virtual light actually feels warm, and peopleContinue reading “Starting a Story Circle”

BjörnÖlf’s Viking Ode

Now the Vikings, as you may say, We hail from Sweden, Denmark and Norway. We are known as fierce fighters Frightening all who catches sight of us. But this is only half the story Yes there is fighting and glory We have taken land and seen war But our lives aren’t all violence and gore.Continue reading “BjörnÖlf’s Viking Ode”

A re-balanced education?

For this academic year I am currently placed with Primary School aged children either in a non-traditional school setting or guilding them into out of school excursions through history. As well as my own children at home and nursery. I have many thoughts swirling through my mind as I experience some familiar challenges and someContinue reading “A re-balanced education?”

My Secret Sabbatical

My Secret/Accidental Sabbatical. Or the busiest and most productive year of my life. At the age of 16 I stumbled on acting and theatre at college, almost overnight I knew I’d found my career path. Over the preceding 14 years I finished college, delved into the local theatre scene, attended two drama schools and foundedContinue reading “My Secret Sabbatical”

A fantastical journey into the community

Physical Folk. A fantastical journey into the community via Shakespeare and the 1970s. INTRODUCTION Over the last three months I directed Physical Folk’s production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Davenham Players’ Theatre. The show was a huge success and was also preceded by nearly two years of shows, workshops, networking and research in theContinue reading “A fantastical journey into the community”