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Greenwich World Cultural Festival 2015

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

July 12 2015

Greenwich World Cultural Festival, Eltham Palace

Greenwich World Cultural Festival is a free dynamic one day festival that takes place at Eltham Palace and Gardens with a diverse celebration of dance, music, theatre, art and circus. It  is a Greenwich Dance initiative, where I am Resident Artist. For the third year I was invited to run the family Art activities in the sunken moat. Thank you to the wonderful Art team: Max McKay-Jones, Georgie Harrison, Gaby McKay-Jones, and Becky. Max and Georgie worked with the children during the afternoon creating a cardboard tower inspired by the entrance to Eltham Palace


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At the end of the day it was knocked down jumped on and moved to the recycling bins

clay 1

clay 2 Creative clay modelling

5 4 Gaby taught origami Crane making part of The International Peace Crane Project

New Adventure’s Edward Scissorhands on Tour

Friday, November 7th, 2014

7 November 2014

New Adventure‘s production of Edward Scissorhands choreographed by Matthew Bourne opens 10 November at Theatre Royal, Plymouth running until 15 November, then touring and coming to Sadler’s Wells, London 2 December 2014 – 11 January 2015 with orchestra led by violinist Gina McCormack

Edward Scissorhands 1b©



Greenwich World Cultural Festival 2014

Monday, July 21st, 2014

21 July 2014

Wonderful day yesterday at the Greenwich World Cultural Festival in the gardens of the beautiful English Heritage site, Eltham Palace, leading family Art Workshops with son Max and daughter Gaby. A Greenwich Dance initiative where I am the Resident (Visual) Artist.

Many pop-up performances during the afternoon from Mattress Circus, Moxie Brawl, Dingolay Caribbean Dance, Folded Feather, Emergency Exit Arts; family creative dance workshops, social dancing with Thomas Michael Voss; A Curious Cakewalk; Music from Gypsy Dread Band and Rhythm of the City. Chinese Ribbon Dance Workshops and many more wonderful activities to watch and take part in.

My son Max (blue tee-shirt middle) led Clay Model Making,




The clay models drying in the sun


Daughter Gaby taught visitors of all ages how to make an origami Crane, (she insisted was a swan) as part of The International Peace Crane Project 2014


WCF 4 WCF 5    WCF10 When the origami was complete, we asked the Crane maker to write a message of Peace on their bird. Some we hung in the trees but most went home with their makers


 I led a drawing activity for all ages


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Greenwich World Cultural Festival 2014

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Wednesday 16 July

Greenwich World Cultural Festival 2014

Eltham Palace

Sunday 20th July  12.30 – 4.30pm

Free entry for all the family to the beautiful grounds of the English Heritage site, Eltham Palace. Enjoy pop-up performances of dance, theatre, music and circus, a vintage ballroom in the Great Hall and creative workshops.

Join Max, Gaby and myself in the Dry Moat to make a clay model to take home, make an origami Crane becoming a part of the International Peace Crane Project and lets Draw Together, all art workshops are for all ages.


The Old Library Handmade Market

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

5 July 2014

Today I will be at a new local venue selling framed & unframed etchings and greeting cards in Blackheath 10am – 2pm. Mention my blog to claim a £5.00 discount on etchings

Close Your Eyes and Dream

Close Your Eyes and Dream. Edition of 30


The Old Library Handmade Market

Creating the Interactive Wall for Divercity

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

On Saturday I joined the young people in the classes at Greenwich Dance Saturday classes where they worked towards the City-Scape to be part of Divercity 




The work made at Trinity Laban and Greenwich Dance was mounted together to make a large City-Scape Interactive Wall for the visitors to add to on the night.


Luggage tags with comments about our City were tied to a lit up wire figure made by Maxim McKay-Jones

Divercity 1

Divercity 2

The wire figure ‘selfies’ were added to the Wall



Divercity at Greenwich Dance, Saturday 5th April 6.30pm

The Big Draw. Drawing Dance

Monday, October 28th, 2013

This week I am working with New Art Club’s Tom Roden and award-winning dancer choreographer Anna Williams to research and develop an interactive touring project of Drawing Dance at Greenwich Dance where I am Resident Artist.

Drawing Dance 1

Drawing Dance 2

Help create a giant picture, test our ideas and be part of the unfolding story

Saturday 2nd November 11am & 2pm at Greenwich Dance

Pay What You Can

Part of The Big Draw and Family Arts Festival

More on Summer Shake-Up!

Thursday, August 15th, 2013
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Drawing pathways

summer shake up in the park

Greenwich Park

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A sculptural path

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We made sketch books and at the close of each session I asked everyone to draw something that was special to them during the day

Summer Shake-Up!

Monday, August 12th, 2013

12th August 2013

This week I am taking workshops at Greenwich Dance for 6-10 year olds with dance company Charlotte Spencer Projects. We are using Charlotte’s latest work Walking Stories as a starting point for play, experimentation and creativity.

£15 per day, turn up on the day or book in advance. 020 8293 9741

12 – 15 August 2013. Monday – Thursday 10.00am – 1.00pm

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