Specific Skills

I'm an innovative, experienced multidisciplinary artist practicing successfully throughout Yorkshire and the United Kingdom since 2000.

I have a great breadth of skills, resources and I'm never short of inspirational ideas - an expert at creative engagement with diverse sectors of the community. I believe deeply that the arts are vital to well-being, education, community and business.

My recent projects include a bespoke peace tree for artist Mussarat Rhaman at the Bradford Festival, participatory film making project for the Tour de Yorkshire with Harrogate Museums, 6 large mosaics for with Craft Aid International for the Happygate Festival, regular art and theatre workshops with the West Yorkshire Playhouse, experimental 3D shadow theatre installations with Leeds City Library for Light Night Leeds, big build puppets for Leeds Carnival, a forest of monster masks in Leeds Art Gallery, giant paper cuts for the University of Bradford; props and puppets for the Hebden Bridge Hand Made Parade, residencies at the Harrogate Royal Pump Rooms, Delius Arts Centre, Bradford Playhouse and Bradford University.

 

Improvisation

Story Telling

Facepainting & SFX Makeup

Theatre Acting

Writing

Photography

Fine Art

Workshop Leader

Autism awareness

Positive Handling

Care Work

Behavioral Management

Social Media

General Skills

Creativity

Communication

Public speaking

Planning

Consultation

Technology

Editing

Collaboration

Initiative

Problem solving

 

Bretton Hall. Ba Hons. Theatre Acting.
(Leeds University)

​1997 - 2000

 

​Graduated with 2:1 missed a first by only one wee point. Invited back to lecture in 2001. Studied improvisation, Theatre acting, mask making,  directing, voice. Dissertation on the masks in theatre and the Italian Commedia dell Arte. 

 

 

Melton Mowbray College FE . Nat Dip Perf Arts

​1995 - 1997

 

Graduated with a distinction profile. 21 Distinctions in Acting, Dance and technical theatre. In addition gained English A level grade C.

 

Douglas Thompson: Dark Water Arts

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