Festivals & Workshops

FESTIVALS

  • Hay Festival, 2011
    Speaker on The China Project on June 1st
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  • Festival Director of  Hereford Three Choirs Fringe Festival from 1991-2000
    Four cycles that include National and International Artists, providing opportunities for a range of Community input, this includes  a wide range of performance and visual arts and has increasingly provided platforms for the environment and other issues. Initiator of  “Hereford Dancing” sponsored by West Midland Arts and Hereford City Council (the old) involving exhibitions, workshops and performances – which later merged with the Worcester Dance Fest.
  • “Dance Accross the World”
    A series of workshops with dancers from different countries and visual Arts. Artists in residence at Worcestershire Council tent at the Three Counties Show, Malvern.   Helping run other festivals in Herefordshire and London.

WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE

  • Children’s workshops at the Ross on Wye International Festival

  • Children’s workshops and the Hay on Wye Literature Festival

  • Children’s workshops at Brecon Jazz festival

  • Painting Murals with young patients at the local Hospital

  • Work with learning difficulties and disabilities

  • Work with young and older offenders in London and Stoke on Trent

  • Design sets and costumes with children at Theeatre Summer school

  • Part time teaching A level Art at Monmouth Haberdashers School

  • Workshops with children in London and the West Midlands

  • Many Artist in Schools projects

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Founder member for Hereford Arts Consortium.

  • Leading Artist with Arts in Action, Community based Arts Scheme, based in Hereford  setting up workshops.

  • Artist Trustee of an Arts Educational Agency, set up to develop the work of Artist in the LEA in the schools of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

INTERNATIONAL

  • Travelled extensively in Europe and the United States, Canada,Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and more recently

  • Cambodia and China where I have lived.

  • Stayed in a Dance School in India and worked with Indian dancer Chitraleka Bolar in the  UK.

GRANTS

  • Awards for All, for the Three Choirs Fringe.

  • Grants from the Old Hereford City Council and Old West MidlandsCouncil

  • Creative Industries Hereford.

OTHER

  • Illustrations for Poetry Books – Five Seasons Press Hereford.

  • Illustration card  Conversation with a Bird – Cannsdown Press.

  • Visuals for “Talking Feet”  Sunday Times Hay on Wye Festival of

    Literature with writers and musicians.

  • Work with ART LINK, West Midlands.

  • “Day in the Life of Worcester”  Drawings for the archives in Worster Museum and Art Gallery.

  • Contributed to and exhibited at Soil, Soul and Society,  National Conference on Sustainability, for two years.

  • Public Art work, working with archaeologists and fabricators – designing panels in glass and copper to adorn Newport Street, Worcester.