Youth and Community

I have designed youth & community theatre and video projects include Bridgewater Hall, Proud & Loud Arts, DIY Theatre Company, Creative Partnerships, Rochdale Council, Aqueous Humour, Children’s Television Workshop, Activ8, M6 Youth Theatre, Burnley Youth Theatre, Box of Frogs and TIPP. I create projects in various visual art forms but my specialism is in working alongside other practitioners particularly in performance-based disciplines to bring a visual element to a project.

#folksonomy – Aqueous Humour/CYAC

#folksonomy – Aqueous Humour/CYAC

Devised/Written by CYAC & Keisha Thompson

Directed by Tom Hogan

Choreographed by Ruth Jones

Performed at Contact Space 1

If we choose our identity, then why do so many people not like themselves all that much? A funny and frenetic look at group identity, self-expression, rejection and the security of belonging.

Toffs on Tour – Aqueous Humour/M6 Theatre

Toffs on Tour – Aqueous Humour/M6 Theatre

Costume design and supervision for Toffs on Tour, a strolling piece of street theatre developed and devised by Aqueous Humour with M6 Youth Theatre supported by professional performers within the cast, funded by the BBC Performing Arts Fund.

Crumpsall Carnival – school workshops

Crumpsall Carnival – school workshops

I spent a week as artist in residence at Abraham Moss Primary School to create stuff for the Crumpsall Carnival. The theme was Bugs and Butterflies.

Water Music Project, Bridgewater Hall

Water Music Project, Bridgewater Hall

I worked with 4 local primary schools to create some public art as part of the Water Music project for The Bridgewater Hall learning department. Each of the 4 works of art was very individual, looking at different aspects of the canal and different art techniques.

Undercliffe Tales/Mask Workshops – Freedom Studios

Undercliffe Tales/Mask Workshops – Freedom Studios

A Freedom Studios project working with students from Carlton Bolling College exploring new ways of learning using the performing arts, students’ imaginations and stories. I was commissioned to run mask design and making workshops linking in to the project for use in performance.

BWAFC Banners – Bolton@Home

BWAFC Banners – Bolton@Home

Breightmet Wanderers Athletic Football Club wanted to take part in a march against racism in football. I was asked to work with members of the youth teams to design and make banners for them to carry on the march.

Noye’s Fludde – The Ark

Noye’s Fludde – The Ark

I worked with a group from ‘Back on Track’ to make the ark for a production of Noye’s Fludde performed in Manchester Cathedral.

Noye’s Fludde – Animal Masks

Noye’s Fludde – Animal Masks

I worked with 3 local Primary schools and the choristers to design and make animal masks for a production of Noye’s Fludde performed in Manchester Cathedral.