Meet the Artist


We are lucky to work with lots of fantastic and talented local artists, musicians, workshop leaders and community performers across the year, at our Launch event and the Festival in July.

DissFest’ 2018 will feature a ‘Meet The Artist’ blog leading up to key events, to find out more about who we work with and how they got to where they are today!

 

Meet the Artist –  Lynn Whitehead

Leading storytelling at DissFest Launch On Saturday 21st April

 

Firstly, tell us about you. What do you do and when did you start?

I was an actor/musician for about 25 years and then started working in theatre-education. I was lucky to work with a great storyteller called Jan Blake who inspired me to find and tell stories. I’m also now a town tour-guide in Bury St Edmunds, which is just story telling while walking about.

What’s the best bit about being an arts practitioner?

My job is like one long playtime!

Tell us about an arts project that you enjoyed working on.

I worked with a group of adults with learning differences creating shows for a company called Libra Theatre  – we had such a good time

Do you have any advice for young people interested in becoming an arts practitioner?

Make sure you keep watching or listening to other people making creative work. It’s not only inspiring but also good to make connections.

How can people get in touch with you?

Keep an eye out for the Bury Festival – I’m running a tour especially for families with children.

 

Meet the Artist –  ArtatWork

Leading arts activity at DissFest Launch On Saturday 21st April

 

Firstly, tell us about you. What do you do and when did you start?

We run visual arts sessions to promote wellbeing and creativity with all sorts of people. This could be puppetry, printmaking, carnival arts, painting or sculpture. We also run arts and wellbeing away days for businesses.

What’s the best bit about being an arts practitioner?

We never wake up dreading the day, there is always a new challenge and more to learn, we love it and we love the freedom of running our own social enterprise.

Tell us about an arts project that you enjoyed working on.

We have just finished running a three month project for young people in an estate in Mildenhall called Art Takeover. It was fantastic! The young people made brilliant work to decorate their local community centre which was looking a bit drab.They made sculptures to hang outside and paintings/print and collage on big canvases for the interior. We had a great take up and even had to create a waiting list!

Do you have any advice for young people interested in becoming an arts practitioner?

My advice is to volunteer with different organisations and really grab any opportunities that come your way, the work won’t come to you, you need to be proactive in this field but it is completely doable.

How can people get in touch with you?

www.artatwork.co.uk

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