Gillian is a professional photographer and workshop leader and winner of Sky Arts Master of Photography 2017.
Arji is a poet, rapper, performer and education artist based in London. Over the last 15 years, he has performed and taught both nationally and internationally with audiences and students from all cultures and walks of life. He is passionate about community arts and connecting people through art, he believes that self-expression can help nurture relationships, improve mental health and increase self-esteem and confidence.
Dean is an experienced and friendly workshop leader and has led sessions in schools, prisons, colleges, universities, residential homes, and in a variety of locations, from a boat on Orford Ness to a NATO base in Germany. He works with writers at every stage, from beginners to veterans, and with different groups, from public sessions and celebration days to adults with learning difficulties, any age from primary school to the over nineties.
As well as being Project Officer on Make, Do & Friends, Carrie is also an artist in her own right. Her work explores ideas around identity and she creates sculptural installations that try to make sense of the information she collects, by using shape and form to build playful, sensory visions of these ideas.
Lynn started her professional life as an actor/musician – performing in theatres all over the country and occasionally on the radio & TV, too. She discovered storytelling (quite different to acting!) after working at the National Theatre’s education department which was a real life-changing moment for her. Now, she mostly works with community groups running drama workshops or informal singing sessions. Lynn is a member of the Natural Voice Network and believes that singing is the next best medicine after laughing.
Lewis is a freelance arts educator and project manager with a strong track record in community arts. He uses film and video techniques to engage groups of all ages and abilities, using non-formal, playful approaches to create collaborative video art. Lewis is also Co-Director of Reel Connections – a not-for-profit organisation that uses film, music and the creative arts to engage and connect people, groups and communities across Norfolk and the East of England.