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.

20 August 2012

Bridesmaids' Gifts

Our wedding owed a lot to the marvel of modern Britain that is charity shops. Knowing that something shared between my bridesmaids and myself was a value of finding the perfect bargain, as well as the satisfaction of knowing that you've bought something beautiful without adding to the creation of more junk for our world, I wondered whether it was too cheeky to give them carefully selected gifts from charity shops. I decided, with a bit of thought, that they'd appreciated it!IMG_4110 Early on, I found a brooch, which throughout the wedding preparations became something of a talisman for me. I was fascinated by the unusual clasp, and its style seemed to represent everything we were considering for our wedding. I didn't wear it, because it remained an idea that I could give it as a gift. But only if I found a second, equivalent gift could I give them to my bridesmaids.
Well, thankfully I did. And I took great joy in making each a piece of felt with a small hidden pocket and a note of thanks tucked inside, before clipping each brooch to the felt and packing it into a matchbox.