Emily is passionate about working with communities, organisations, festivals, local councils, theatres, arts centres and museums to engage new audiences, celebrate diversity, connect with ‘hard to reach’ audiences and inspire a love of the arts, creativity and story across all ages and backgrounds.
From long-term storytelling projects building bridges through story with local communities, to workshops and training sessions with council staff to storytelling walks with wildlife organisations, Emily has many years of outreach experience and is always keen to embrace a new challenge!
Emily has worked organisations, art galleries, festivals, libraries and museums across the UK including The Prince’s Trust, Royal Opera House, Shakespeare’s Globe, Turner Contemporary, Folkestone Triennial, Morecambe Bay Partnership and British Museum.
This was a project with Blackpool Museum to create a story based on archives from the Blackpool Tower Circus to share with school pupils across Blackpool.
There was so much incredible material in the archives that it was a real challenge to decide what to include and how to bring it together. The full story was 45mins long and reached over 1700 children. And we made a short film too! This is an abridged version of the story, filmed at Blackpool Tower Circus and around Blackpool in 2020.
Film by Northern Heart Films.
Emily was commissioned by Morecambe Bay Partnership to create a series of stories inspired
by the landscape, culture, history, wildlife and folklore of Morecambe Bay.
Emily’s creation myth for the bay, ‘Made by the Moon’ was published with illustrations by Nina Wisnia.
See the full digital book here.