Re-creations: Environmental Arts & Drama 2005


Witches and Wizards

Beards, hats, wands and bats made from reclaimed materials.

A truly magical and enchanting workshop where youngsters got to push the boundaries of their imagination creating fantastic costumes from reclaimed materials. Anything is possible -beards, hats, wands and bats – all you will need to take to Hogswarts!

Lancaster Community Learning Network, Nov 05


Snowman Snow Show

A series of costume, props, song and dance workshops culminating in a retelling of Raymond Brigg’s ‘The Snowman’. A wonderful Christmas tale performed jointly by Re creations’ Banraku puppets and a group of children aged between 5 and 8. With heaps of festive sparkle, gifts and carols for all!

Marsh Community Centre, Lancaster, Nov & Dec 05



Training sessions for Youth Workers

Banner making and graffiti art were the methods used to focus on delivering workshops using the arts specifically for young people.

Wyre Borough Council, Oct 05




Tie Dye

A fun session to bring new life to old clothes.

This fun and practical workshop introduces a series of tie dye techniques. The group brought their old cotton t-shirts and give them a new lease of life.

Marsh Youth & Community Centre, Lancaster, Oct 05




Graffiti Gateway

A series of workshops with young people exploring Graffiti art, inspiring stencils and lettering designs. The designs were developed and then sprayed onto discs featured on an archway to the community centre.

Marsh Youth & Community Centre, Lancaster, August 05




Veg Sculpture and fruitilicious banners & bunting

Using a selection of waste fruit and veg imaginations can run wild! Banners were made to decorate the community centre for its summer fair.

Marsh Youth & Community Centre, Lancaster, August 05




The Little Seamstress

A snip and stitch tale of textile reuse told with scrap fabric rod puppets in an enchanting repetitive story. This is followed by a practical workshop where children make their own recycled cloth puppet.

Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show, Ribble Valley Borough Council, July 05




Little Sap – The Lifetime of a Strong and Sturdy Tree

A tale exploring the importance of trees and the value of reusing our valuable resources. Followed by making a scrap book to take home.

Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show, Ribble Valley Borough Council, July 05




Crazy Compost Show

A show of recycled costumes inspired by how Compost is made and based around the themes of Air, Sun, Water and Mini-beasts. Children from class 5 designed and created their own crazy costumes and choreographed music and movement to create a show which literally crawled out of the compost bin!

Lancaster Lane Primary School, Leyland, July 05



‘Earth Angels’ schools programmes

The Earth Angels come to visit you and warn you of IMPENDING DOOM. Our planet is facing a waste crisis and the Earthangels are here to recruit trainees with budding wings. A combination of inspirational games and fun activities that explain the 3 R’s in a drama style to show how the solutions to our rubbish problems start at home with you and me.

‘The Secret Diary of a Compost Bin aged 2 and ¾’ schools programme

Let compost guru Ms Binamy Crompost take you on a guided tour of the compost bin where she will reveal her four secret ingredients. Get your hands mucky making your very own mini composter and consider recycling in nature by planting your own fruit seeds in biodegradeable pots!

Welfield High School Primary feeder schools, Leyland, June & July 05





Paper making

A series of outdoor games about the importance of trees and paper recycling, followed by making beautiful handmade paper.

Cockerham Primary School, Wyre, July 05




Dream catchers

A native American Indian craft of creating a web of threads to hang over your bed. Legend has it that the good dreams come through the hole in the middle whereas the bad dreams are caught in the web. Lots of fun to make and decorate.

Marsh Youth & Community Centre, Lancaster, July 05



Recreative recycled puppets

An interactive workshop focusing on the design and making of puppets. Various recycled materials were explored and used.

Croc & Sausage Wyre Puppet Festival, Thornton Cleveleys, Wyre Borough Council, May 05




Henna Tattoos & Gruesome Injuries

Masks – Monster style


Marsh Youth & Community Centre, Lancaster, March 05




Veggie Sculpture

A popular activity that promotes healthy eating.

Marsh Youth & Community Centre, Lancaster, Feb 05





Great groups

Some of my work with community, school and youth groups making all kinds of things and meeting and working with wonderful people.