Character Development: Week Two

Week two of working with children from a primary school in Llanrumney on their Victorian project. Emma, their teacher split the class into six groups so that they could collaborate on a section of the story they devised last week. The day was divided between writing, creating artwork, and drama, beginning with character development. The … Continue reading Character Development: Week Two

Creative Schools: The Victorians

I'm really excited to be working with Year 5 & 6 and their teacher Emma at a primary school in Llanrumney. Over the next four weeks, we'll be developing a story set in Victorian times through the mediums of role pay, script writing, story writing, and painting and printing. One aim is for the children … Continue reading Creative Schools: The Victorians

Monumental Woman: A Beacon of Hope

This is the monument to Wales' first black head teacher, Betty Campbell. It is also the first named statue of a woman in Wales. On 29th September, in Cardiff's Central Square, a large crowd gathered to celebrate this momentous occasion, made possible by the dedicated women behind the organisation Monumental Welsh  Women. Since 2016, they … Continue reading Monumental Woman: A Beacon of Hope

Janet Sobel: 20th Century Woman

“It is not easy to paint. It is very strenuous. But it’s something you’ve got to do if you have the urge". - Janet Sobel. This exhibition at The Gallery of Everything on Chiltern Street features over 30 astonishing works on paper by the acclaimed/reclaimed figuratist, impressionist, surrealist and abstract expressionist artist Janet Sobel (1893 – 1968). Like … Continue reading Janet Sobel: 20th Century Woman