Megan Dowsett is a freelance creative consultant working with museums and galleries.

Through the name Norris and the Flamingo, she shares the sense of adventure that runs through all of life, wherever we are on our journey. A sense of imagination, of possibility and discovery, for children and adults alike.

Her core values come down to two simple things:

People: At the heart of everything she does, people are there – be it audiences of any age or background, volunteers, staff or freelancers and apprentices. She believes that the best projects take everybody with them on a learning journey.

Creativity: In every role she’s taken, creativity has played a key priority. Working in Museums and Galleries, creativity brings a valuable opportunity to think about the same things in a different way.

Museums and galleries are the perfect place to bring the joy of discovery and magic of adventure to everyone who passes through the doors - and to invite those who haven't yet braved these sometimes intimidating buildings, to do so in a dynamic and inviting way.

Over twelve years working in these exciting settings, Megan has developed extensive experience in both managing and delivering creative projects that engage with a wide variety of audiences.

24 June 2012

Carnival Parade: China

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And here, from the Carnival Parade, is China ... Chinese dragon made with great joy by Caroline with Orleans Infants school, and the banner by myself with the children on a holiday workshop at the Gallery. IMG_4064Second photo, thanks to Drew Jones; third photo, thanks to David Shepherd.

21 June 2012

Carnival Parade: Japan

IMG_0111Twickenham Carnival took place last Sunday. The sun shone for us and plenty of people turned out to parade through the streets. I have to confess to having had an emotional moment as I looked at the amassed parade waiting to go and thought 'I did that'. Joy! IMG_4057I have been waiting until the parade to show a lot of the finished work, so perhaps I'll show it a country at a time, entry by entry. Here, then is Japan ... IMG_0002

3 June 2012

The Lion's Mane

IMG_4002I spent a day at Orleans Infants School working with children from Reception to Year 2 to make a lion's head for the Carnival parade. Here are a few steps along the way ... IMG_4004