Finding time…

So it’s that time of year again, the main SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) schools project work comes to a conclusion… loads of assessments to do but also the big end of school year celebration to look forward to, so exciting!

Thought it was about time to share a little of the work that these amazing young people¬† produce… beyond delightful!

The beginning of the course always has some kind of film element, more usually animation (so those who have been following my blog will now have a greater understanding why I am so inspired and therefore post many an animation).

So, here is one of my favourite animation works… perhaps because I still remember how these young people blew me away with their engagement, ideas and sense of joy… and of course working alongside the fabulous and talented Violist Judy Manning,¬† the mastermind who set up this project back in 2008, always a great pleasure.


We always have a ‘Pop’ element, with song writing, performance, sound creation and CD design. This one was rather fab… the songwriting led by the talented Tom Billington and design led by myself…. love the form and colour in this… and the song’s pretty damm good too!

There is of course so much more to share… but I will wait until The Funky Pie Company site is fully live and active. Until then… feel free to explore The Funky Pie Company Channel.


Creative Learning – Celebrating Outcomes

A Sense of Self exhibition poster at Letchworth Arts Centre
A Sense of Self exhibition poster at Letchworth Arts Centre

A group show exploring our ‘Sense of Self’. A culmination of an exciting and challenging Hertfordshire Creative Learning project with Lonsdale School in Stevenage – working with pupils and staff to reveal personal voices, creative exploration and independent choices. This exciting show brings together work from the talented individuals at Lonsdale together with Digswell Arts Trust artists, co-curated by pupils, myself and the wonderful Alex McIntyre.

If you are anywhere near, do pop in and see the results of our explorations.

For more information click here