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Youth Projects and Performances

2007

Teenage puppet commission and delivery of training to Brighouse Youth Centre, Halifax enabling a group to produce their own DVD of original material as part of a residential weekend.


2006

Have you done it....yet? A project at Stainsfield Youth Centre Rochdale using teenage puppets to produce a DVD of original material devised and performed by the participants about the choices involved in sex and relationships.

Fusion - Esteem. Exploring self-image and identity in a group of 13-14 year old young women. Puppetry, role play, collage and textile work explores Images of women, attitudes towards sex and relationships and helps individuals to learn skills to make informed choices for the future.


2005

Creative Partnerships Salford - working with Chatsworth High School on light and shadow, live projection and digital recording with ASDL teenagers on self-awareness project.

Octagon Theatre Bolton - training young performers on puppetry technique.


2004

Connexions - DNA worked with teenagers in Oxfordshire combining various puppetry & video techniques in a project aimed at looking at life and career choices.

Genie In a Bottle -A 20 day youth project In conjunction with Manchester Museum, Lets go Global & Contact theatre. Exploring our attitudes towards genetic engineering. This project resulted in a performance devised and performed by young people streamed live onto the internet and staged at the Green Room, Manchester

Arts in The Parks- Workshops in local parks in Preston with students from 3 special high schools.

Phoenix Youth Arts Bolton - creating a large processional dragon with young people in Bolton.


2003 Barnardos Parenting Adolescents’ (10 days)– a project working with mothers dealing with teenage children, creating a performance about parenting issues

Ounsdale High School Birmingham Mask making for two days with teenagers


2002

SRE:production - sex & relationship education through puppetry workshops, Ed. Pack & show for youth centres & secondary schools (Year 9), DNA Tour.

Company Residency week at Bispham High School Arts College (Year 7) making Carnival Costumes for the Commonwealth Games Parade, Manchester.


2001

SRE project - 12 weeks of youth theatre production sessions plus teacher & school nurse training.

Bispham Arts College - week's residency with year 7 -Circus Puppet Parade

Worden High School, Leyland - lecture demonstration for secondary schools

Kingsland High School, Wigan - 'Journeys' two day residency with asylum seekers and local young people

Cumberland High School, London - lecture demonstration for secondary schools


1998/99

Co-ordinator and facilitator of professional development workshops in puppetry for the Edinburgh Puppet and Animation Festival, British Festival Of Visual Theatre, and the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.

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