It has been months since I last posted and a lot has happened.
I am currently learning to manage five separate projects, which is both exciting and daunting. I am thrilled to have taken up a part time lecturing post at the University of Gloucestershire in Performing Arts. This came at a very good time also as I started a few days after submitting my PhD, which will remain in the back of my head for a while.
With the new term also comes lots of school projects. I am busy organising agent tasks for the Arts Council Wales Lead Creative Schools scheme. I am responsible for two schools, a secondary and primary in Powys. I will post more details of these as the project commences. This is a really exciting venture for me and new territory.
In Stoke-on-Trent I am working with Partners in Creative Learning and I am teamed up with a school to look at raising literacy standards in boys in year 5. It is great to visit a different part of the country and get varied perspectives on learning.
I was very honoured to be invited back to Gwernyfed school to be their theatre practitioner again this year. I am working alongside a beatboxer to look at raising literacy standards in year 8 and 9. It is really exciting to link these two practices and encourage a more physical approach to working with concepts and texts.
The module I am teaching at Gloucestershire is all about working within the industry, and I used the word "grafting" the other day, and it really is about that.
Very busy and very happy :)
Theatre maker, researcher.