Blazing Tales

 

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I am the founder and artistic director of Blazing Tales. Visit our website for details of workshopsprojects and to find out more.

Blazing Tales is a participatory arts company who work across art forms to find new, creative ways of bringing stories to life and making voices heard. We produce and collaborate on arts projects, designing bespoke workshops and events with groups of all ages and stages in a range of settings. Often exploring heritage and the environment alongside working in arts and health contexts.

We are a ready made team of artists and educators whose facilitation skills equal our artistic specialisms in: music and song writing, 2D and 3D visual art, storytelling, drama, performance, writing, digital art, film and media. This versatility allows us to work in partnership with a range of organisations. We aim to produce high quality art whilst bringing out the best in people through developing skills, knowledge, confidence, creativity and well-being in the people we work with.

Many of our projects are about deepening people’s connection to where they live, heritage or environment through creative activities and enlivening all kinds of stories. Projects are bold or intimate. Ideas quirky, fun and original. Our workshops are always inclusive and person centred. Blazing Tales combined arts workshops can produce: a performance – exhibition – opera – storytelling – gallery – film – radio – animation, or simply a fantastic creative or learning experience!

Blazing Tales is a collective of people who are both practicing artists and creative facilitators. We are interested in collaborating across art forms and creating high quality, original work. We work with artists from across disciplines to find the best fit for every project.

 

I have been impressed by the individual talents of the artists and how the art forms were so beautifully (and seemingly effortlessly!) melded to create the final performance. The artists involved were passionate about their specialist fields, and their natural ability to relate to the children helped tremendously. It was a very inclusive series of workshops the children had a role to play whatever their talent or ability, and the sheer amount achieved in 3 days was impressive!  Heritage Education Officer, Barnstaple Town Council.

 

Feedback from Memorabilia Tea Set Project.

What a great project on so many levels. I loved seeing, hearing and holding all those stories that really make you open your eyes and really see older people. Thank you, more please.
 
Art, music and poetry to honour the lives and memories of our elders is what the world needs more of! Thank you for a wonderful afternoon, very touching, very beautiful.