Becoming Storybook - Speaker/Toast Master | England, North of England(2 Reviews)
Based In: England, North of England
Fees: £150 - £1,000
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I offer a 30-60 minute poetic keynote performance set exploring my real life and fictional journey of becoming a Storybook
Exploring themed of loss, pain, childhood and the imagination.
I also offer a creative workshop allowing people of all ages to explore story in a fun way.
I have a ready made narrative 'The Secret Garden Adventure' made for green spaces.
I take commissions to create bespoke narrative to suit your event or venue.
I am a storyteller and maker with a strange ambition to become a Storybook : )
I specialize in creating live performance in interesting and unusual spaces as well as developing a series of bedtime stories for adults.
Previous work includes:
'Second Glance' - An immersive cosmetic surgery experience where the audience role played patients waiting to enter the 'theatre'. Performed at MMU later receiving Contact Theatre commission.
'Venus' A collective theatrical piece where we used every knook and cranny within the Town Hall's main space as part of the first Ma ... nchester International Festival. Directed by Cheryl Martin.
'Six Ways Out Of The Desert' A storytelling experience using every space outside of the actual stage to tell stories in and around Contact Theatre building. Directed by John McGrath (Artistic Director Manchester International Festival).
AIR - A residency and performance responding to the architectural plans of the Contact Theatre resulting in a unique performance in the lighting rig whilst the audience stood and watched from the tech box.
'REACT' an opportunity to respond to The Royal Exchange's Great Hall and hidden spaces - producing a futuristic boardroom rave! https://www.royalexchange.co.uk/react-october-2015
'Breakout Manchester' I worked at the escape room as games operator and storytelling host.
'Sleep Walk' I completed this experience in Manchester, Corby and Amsterdam. The experience was attached to a theatre narrative and include a walk near water, visiting somewhere high and ending up somewhere warm and cosy where the audience were left to get to know one another. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPrHl31DUsg devised by myself.
'Peterloo' An re-telling of history that led attendees around central library and off to the People's History Museum. Devised by myself.
'The Secret Garden' The first 'Becoming Storybook' adventure completed in Hulme Community Garden Centre.
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I have over ten years experience within the arts as a spoken word poet, performer, playwright and community facilitator.
Becoming Storybook has completed work for Manchester Metropolitan University, Black Gold Arts and The National Portrait Gallery.
Previous events have included The Makers Market @ The Lowry Outlet. Word Central @ Manchester Central Library, Ode @ Odder, Sunday Grooves Under the Boabab @ Band On The Wall. Cosmic Ashoke @ The Southbank. Everything You Can Imagine Is Real @ National Portrait Gallery, Pen:Chant @ HOME & Pop Up Poetry @ The Bridgewater Hall.
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