My Work

Some of the places (mainly Kent) where I've taught Circus Arts, Drama and Street Theatre:

Schools
  • Astor College
  • Aylesham Primary School
  • Bethersden Primary School
  • Canterbury Academy
  • Canterbury Road Primary
  • Cheyne Middle School
  • College Francais Bilingue de Londres (CFBL in Camden, London)
  • Coxheath Primary School
  • Culverstone Green Primary School
  • Dartford Grammar School for Girls
  • Dover Gramma School for Boys
  • Eastling Primary
  • Engayne Primary School (Romford, Essex)
  • Foxwood School
  • Fulston Manor High
  • Greatstone Primary
  • Hilden Oaks School
  • Lansdowne Primary
  • Lynsted and Norton School
  • Mid Kent College (Maidstone and Medway)
  • Milton Court Primary
  • North Borough Junior School
  • Northfleet School for Girls
  • Norton Knatchbull Grammar School
  • Old Priory School
  • Orchard School
  • Ospringe Primary
  • St Anthony's School
  • St Marys of Charity C of E Primary
  • Sts Peter & Paul Primary
  • Sittingbourne Community College
  • Sutton Valence School
  • Sutton Valence Preparatory School
  • Swalecliffe Primary
  • Teynham Primary
  • The Downs CE Primary School
  • The Oaks School
  • Tonbridge School 
  • Westlands School 
Youth Centres/Projects/PRU
  • Archer's Court Youth Centre
  • Ashford North Youth Hub (Youthy) 
  • Ashurst Youth Club
  • Aylesham Youth Centre
  • Big Foot Theatre Company in Deal
  • Capel Youth Club
  • Challenger Centre PRU
  • Challock Youth Club
  • Chestfield Youth Centre
  • Coolinge Youth Club
  • Faversham Youth Centre
  • Frittenden Youth Centre
  • Halling Youth Club
  • Herne Bay Youth Centre
  • Info-Zone in Maidstone
  • Lydd Youth Set
  • Maidstone Detached Youth Project
  • NACRO Kent & Medway Staff
  • Newhouse Youth Centre
  • Newington Youth Centre, Margate
  • Northfleet Youth Centre
  • Parkwood Youth Centre
  • Riverside ACP
  • Riverside Youth Centre
  • Petham Youth Centre
  • Phase II Youth Centre
  • Quarterdeck Youth Centre
  • Sheerness Youth Centre
  • Staple Youth Club
  • Warden Bay Detached Youth Work Project
  • Whitstable Youth Centre
Other Organisations & Events
  • Amicus Horizon Swale Summer Playscheme
  • Art in the Park (Milton Creek Country Park)
  • Ashford Leisure Trust
  • Cascades Leisure Centre
  • Charles Harrison Associates
  • Dartford Borough Council
  • Dover Music Festival
  • Eastchurch Holiday Centre
  • Girl Guide camp in Milton
  • Groundwork South
  • Hillyfields Community Park
  • Julie Rose Stadium
  • Kent College Ashford
  • Kent College Tonbridge
  • Kent County Show
  • Kent Miner's Festival
  • K.C.C. Diversity Festivals in Ashford, Canterbury, Margate, Sittingbourne and Dover
  • Leas Village Fete
  • Lord Lieutenant's Show
  • Lordswood Leisure Centre
  • Lounge On The Farm Festival
  • Morrisons Supermarket (Queenborough)
  • Newington Village Fête
  • Nimble Arts (London)
  • Oakleigh Fairs at the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood
  • Plough Inn (Sittingbourne)
  • Restoration Youth in Sheerness
  • Rochester Diocese Youth Team
  • Sandgate Community Funday
  • Sandgate Festival
  • School festivals/fêtes/fundays at many of the above schools
  • Sheppey Leisure Centre
  • St George's Day event in Sittingbourne High Street
  • St George's Day event in South Darenth
  • St Justus Church Holiday Club
  • Stour Centre
  • Street Style Surgery
  • Swallows Leisure Centre
  • Swanley Civic Centre
  • Tenterden Leisure Centre
  • VAWK (Voluntary Action Within Kent)
  • Virtual School Kent
  • West Faversham Community Centre
  • West Kent Extra
  • Wrotham Steam Rally and Christmas Lights event
  • Young Kent

Also, lots of private Birthday Circus Parties throughout the UK


Youth & Community Work


June 2011 – December 2012: Kent County Council
F/T Youth Worker (and Centre Manager) at Faversham Youth Centre.
Managing a youth centre and continuing to develop a programme of activities that meets the needs of young people in the locality. Developing initiatives and partnerships that will enhance relations, encourage young people to participate in positive activities and to enable young people to build strong links with their local community. Also, recruiting, managing and supervising sessional youth workers, coaches and cleaners.


Dec 2003 – May 2011: Kent County Council (Kent Youth Service in partnership with The Sittingbourne Community College). Youth Arts Worker (also known as Community Youth Tutor).
Working at a secondary school with Specialist Status in the Creative and Performing Arts, with young people aged 11-19 yrs. Planning, delivering and evaluating a wide range of exciting and innovative Youth Arts activities, lessons, cross-curricular work and community projects, during the school day, extended day, holiday clubs and residentials in the U.K. and abroad (inc. circus, drama, mask work, mime, performance, stage combat and Theatre in Education). Establishing and managing SittCom Circus: an award-winning, non-profit, youth circus collective, facilitating peer-led circus workshops to young people throughout Kent at schools, youth centres, community and county events, holiday projects and festivals. Organising and leading an annual Youth Streetshow, performed at the International Street Theatre Festival in Ghent, Belgium (2006-10). All projects have been filmed and edited with free copies given to all participants (over 150 different DVDs created 2004-11) Also, holder of the 2007 Individual Gold Award at K.C.C.’s Quality Service Awards, within the Communities Directorate (the largest Directorate in K.C.C., with over 6000 employees).


Oct 2002 – Sept 2003: Travelling around Australia.
Facilitating workshops in circus skills, clowning, drama and slapstick with 5-18yr olds at community events, festivals, parks, play schemes and youth centres.

Mar 2002 – July 2002: Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Youth Activities Co-ordinator.
Working at a Youth Referral Unit with young people aged 11-16yrs with emotional and behavioural difficulties (E.B.D.). Creating, running and co-ordinating outdoor activity work and other projects.

Jan 2001 – Mar 2001: Lancashire County Council.
Advice & Information Worker.
Working at a seaside drop-in centre for young people aged 14-25yrs, offering advice, information and support, as well as practical skills in managing their own lives.

Jan 2000 – Dec 2000: Kingswood Bus Project.
Project Co-ordinator.
Co-ordinating, developing and administering a mobile youth project, responding to the needs of young people aged 11-25yrs in South Gloucestershire. Also recruiting, managing and training a staff team.


Aug 1997 – Dec 1999: Rhondda Cynon Taff Borough Council. Youth & Community Worker on Perthcelyn Community Development Regeneration Strategy.
Establishing, developing and supporting a range of youth provision for local young people aged 11-25yrs. Identifying and responding to need; establishing and managing a youth club, youth committee and youth resource base; providing and delivering off-estate activities. Also recruiting, managing and training a voluntary staff team of local adults.

Other Youth Work Experience

Sept 2002 – Oct 2002: Burnside Youth Services (Australia).
Casual Residential Care Youth Worker.
Assisting, engaging, empowering, motivating and negotiating with young people aged 11-17 yrs. Also teaching circus skills and producing a short performance by young people. Employed on a 24yr shift basis.


Sept 2001 – July 2002: Sherman Youth Theatre (Cardiff).
Street Theatre Workshop Facilitator.
Facilitating and directing theatre projects with young people aged 11-18 yrs. Also exploring street theatre, clowning and slapstick.

Mar 2001 – Sept 2001: Arts Play Umbrella (nationwide).
Circus Performer & Workshop Facilitator.
Performing in a story-based family circus theatre show (non-animal) and delivering circus workshops to children, young people and adults.

Sept 1996 – Aug 1997 and Jan 1996 – Mar 1996: Freelance (nationwide).
Youth Circus Theatre Workshop Facilitator.
Following the principles of social educative work with young people, delivering programmes of work involving circus skills, theatre skills (improvising and devising), and performance techniques.