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Creative Learning
Ongoing teaching roles  2020
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Tutor for Puppetry Foundation and Intermediate Courses

Little Angel Theatre

2017 - Ongoing

Oliver is the lead tutor for two specialist puppetry courses, one for absolute beginners covering the most popular forms of puppetry and one at an intermediate level. 
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Artist Mentor

Barbican Box

The Barbican 

2019 - Ongoing

 

Oliver is the lead tutor for two specialist puppetry courses, one for absolute beginners covering the most popular forms of puppetry and one at an intermediate level. 

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Director

Primary Shakespeare Company

Across London

2019 - Ongoing

Oliver is a director for the Primary Shakespeare Co. who send theatre practitioners into primary schools across London. Working with 30 pupils in each school for 7 sessions, the productions are put on as festivals at various London venues. 

Puppeteer / Artist Facilitator

Museum of London

KS2

2013 - Ongoing

Leading the museum's Prehistoric London learning programme for primary schools as well as a  range of other learning projects. 

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Visiting Artist Practitioner

University of Northampton

Drama Dept. BA Hons

2019 - Ongoing

Oliver is a guest practitioner for UoN's Drama Department's Professional Practice Module. He has taught and made puppetry for their DIY theatre project which sees practicing artists collaborate with students on a theatre production. 

Previous projects led by oliver

Community Engagement Manager

Puppets With Guts

2017

Leading engagement workshops in performance with giant-puppet experts Puppets with Guts for the Rampaging Rhinos performance. 

Youth Theatre Director

BFI Education / Clay & Diamonds

2016

Director of two companies of young performers participating in an immersive theatre-cum-cinema-cum-science project. 

Lead Artist Facilitator

Big Barbican Workshop

Barbican 

2015-2019

Leading the Big Barbican Workshop - a cross-arts workshop day for schools who experience all art forms at the Barbican. 

Lead Artist Facilitator

The National Gallery

London

2015 - 2018

Lead artist on a variety family learning projects using the museum's collections as inspiration.  

Youth and Adult Community Theatre Director

Little Angel Theatre

2013 - 2016 

Director of 6 shows for the Little Angel's Creative Learning team as well as leading on a range of other puppetry education projects.

Lead Artist

Creative Education Academies Fair Oak Academy, Rugeley

2013 - 2016 

Leading puppet making workshops with KS3 pupils at Fair Oak Academy, Staffs, for a production of 'The Tempest.'

Puppetry Director

Southwark Playhouse

2016 / 2017

Leading puppetry workshops with bunraku, modular and shadow puppets for the Young Company on two productions. 

Lead Artist 

Pan Intercultural Arts

2015 / 2016

Giant puppet making workshops with young refugees and asylum seekers. In collaboration with the Horniman Museum. 

Director / Facilitator

Arcola Theatre

2014 - 2016

Leading numerous theatre projects for Arcola Creative Engagement, including Hackney Carnival and Bluebeard's Castle.

Resident Theatre Facilitator

Almeida Theatre 

2014 - 2016

Leading Almeida Theatre's Young Company of 16-25 yr olds and several outreach programmes in schools In London.

Artist Facilitator 

JW3

2013-2014 

Leading a variety of educational projects including puppetry, stop frame animation, drama and visual arts. 

Puppetry Teacher

Hackney Shed

2014 

Leading an introduction to puppetry workshop for children from the different Hackney Shed Theatre companies. 

Education

Puppetry Teacher

LJCC

2014 

Leading a giant puppet workshop with young people at the London Jewish Cultural Centre.

Artist Facilitator 

Theatre Rites

2013

Puppetry workshops using reclaimed/trash materials for acclaimed children's theatre company Theatre Rites.

Artist Facilitator

​Puppetry Workshop

2013

Teaching puppetry techniques with adults with autistic spectrum disorders. 

Puppetry Teacher

Circo Para Todos, Colombia 

2012 

Teaching and directing puppetry with students at the National School of Circus in Cali, Colombia.

Artist Facilitator / Director

Islington Community Theatre 

2012

24-hour play directed by Lotos Collective with Islington Community Theatre.

Director / Workshop Leader

Lotos Collective

2012

Participatory research and development project for Lotos Collective presented at The Barbican Pit Theatre.

Artist Facilitator

Creative Partnerships

2011

Creative Partnerships artist in residence at a primary school, creating audio-walks with pupils. 

Artist Facilitator

Creative Partnerships

2011

Education project with KS3 students, using video art as a means of learning about the Holocaust.

Artist Facilitator

Creative Partnerships

2011

Leading a series of education workshops with KS1 pupils, learning about changes in costume design through history.

Artist Facilitator

Camden Council

2007

Designing and delivering workshops to create a giant eco artwork in central London with KS2 pupils.

 

 

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