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.

12 December 2015

Whoosh around the Mulberry Bush

Every Friday I take Feets to the library (soon to be replaced by a gym ... ) for some singing and stories.  Afterwards, Feets busily moves around the library, placing books in piles, posting them through the returns box hole, and then choosing one book after another to read.  I, meanwhile, work my way through the picture book trays, choosing books that Feets will enjoy and getting utterly sidelined by books with beautiful and inspiring illustrations for myself.  We usually end up with a compromise selection and a growing number of library books filling our shelves at home.
The great thing is that she's worked out which books I love reading to her, and she has finally started requesting them off her own bat!  That would be ... Whoosh around the Mulberry Bush by Jan Ormerod and Lindsey Gardiner.  Even after the hundredth time of singing, yipping and flapping my way through the book, I still find myself distracted by the fluid, natural way that Lindsey Gardiner blends painting and collage - and I'm always thrilled to find bits from old envelopes in there!