Anita Maccallum - Arts Practitioner
Story telling and puppetry showcased at St Werburghs farm. By Anita Maccallum and Katie Delaney as part of ACTA's Open circle / family learning project, March 2011.
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This week I am working with babes in arms with ACTA on Tuesday and Wednesday as part of a very successful early years family learning project. We do songs, story telling, creative play, making, movement.
Thursday I work with the 'Misfits' theatre company we are devising a new performance and thinking about 'eyes'!
On Friday I am working at Monica Wills elderly peoples accommodation with ACTA. The group have just named themselves 'The recycled teenagers'! We are working on a story telling and art project as part of an intergenerational project with local schools. Working towards our performance in April.
Story telling / making at Keynsham bandstand with Anita Maccallum and Maya Wolfe. Underwater theme and fish faces!
More photos from 'Story telling Sundays'
Creative and magical weaver of tales.
Experienced and innovative approach to delivering community arts events.
Inclusive and supportive facilitator.
Skilled at finding creative solutions.
‘’Anita MacCallum has worked with us at Keynsham Arts Development as the resident storyteller for the past 3 years, each year we have had more and more audiences wanting to be a part of her magical tales. She has a very imaginative approach to storytelling, all her stories are unique to each performance she does, she often interweaves other art forms into her storytelling and is always focussing on how to engage the audience from the very young to the older generation.’’
Jules Allen Arts development officer Keynsham Council
"Anita is always extremely well organised and reliable. Her approach to her work is thoughtful and very participant-centred. She always gets very good feedback from participants." . . .
Annie Beardsley / Arts development officer / Knowle West Healthy Living Centre
‘’Anita has an inbuilt ability to find a creative link with the participants on a very individual basis. She has an ability to work in a very in a creative way with each individual, while making, at the same time, a coherent collaboration of a very diverse group.She brings her skill of theatre and improvisation to the sessions with a sense of fun and has about her a sense of being very grounded and open, which sets up the opportunity for negotiation and the offering of challenges to students. I would look forward to working with her again.’’
Shirley Pegna / Creative director / Desperate men Theatre company
‘‘Anita has a wonderful ability to build supportive, safe, fun and creative environments that enable participants to realise their full potential. I always look forward to working with Anita she is well organised, motivated, highly skilled and able to bring a multidisciplinary creative approach to all her work. Anita delivers work of the highest quality.’’
Katie Delaney / Production manager / Acta community theatre company