Spring in to Summer!
Well - I can't believe it's been 4 moths since I last stopped to write a blog post. Since Easter I've been clowning at "Skylight Circus Arts" - resulting in a great display of photos ! This project was in partnership with "Extraordinary Bodies" and as part of the whole thing we got to go and see their incredible show Waldo's Circus of Magic and Terror, which was one of the most moving and thought provoking circus pieces I've seen. The whole thing was a really special project and of course - I got to clown around with some of my all time favourite people! Another great part of this project was being asked by Skylight to attend "Green Top Circus" for an exploration of teaching accessible aerial work which was so interesting and with a really great group of aerialists - including two of the incredible performers from Waldo's. Since then I've been involved with plenty of outreach workshops with Skylight, and now the Summer holidays have arrived we're super busy out and about at holiday schemes and events!
I've also been travelling around with some of the "Thingumajig Theatre" menagerie - taking Plucky the Chicken to St Helens, Alnwick Gardens and three days at Kent County Show and taking the Flying Dodos all the way to South Wales!
I've been out and about with "Frolicked's" Seeing Red and Never Too Old shows in Oldham and Ripon, and puppeteered a gorgeous hummingbird puppet for "Handmade Productions" at Harrogate Carnival. I've also added a new string to my street theatre bow by performing for the fabulous "Global Grooves" as a Snail Rider!
Most recently I've made a set of super hero costumes for "Oldham Theatre Workshop" for their Healthy Heroes tour of summer schemes encouraging children and young people to be as healthy as they can be! It was really nice to spend some time at the sewing machine and get creative with my hands!
I've also been busy practicing my fave hobby - comedy writing! I submitted an episode of a radio comedy to Sitcom Mission and received some great feedback and I hopped over to Buxton Fringe Festival to see Ar Tha Sittin' Comfortably? - an evening of sketches, monologues and poems from all female group "I'll Have What She's Having". One of the sketches they were presenting was co written by me and Sarah Carat from the group, as we attended a comedy sketch writing course together late last year. It received a fabulus review and it was great to see it come to life. The evening enthused me to get writing sketches again after a bit of a lull, SO I've signed up for another sketch writing course - this time focusing on radio sketches with the brilliant Gemma Arrowsmith! I can't wait!