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 February 2016

The Mysterious Midnight Bus

I have written a story for the February Half Term activities at London Transport Museum, which I and some colleagues will be performing over the coming days.  It's a while since I've written a story and it was an enjoyable challenge to create something that was magical, with firm ties to the Nightshift exhibition, and accessible for young children. The Mysterious Midnight Bus takes a night bus, Hector, and his driver, Bhakerd, on their journey through the night, picking up all the different passengers who work or play at night, and finally realising just how important they are for keeping the city going.
Illustrations small The second challenge was illustrating the story with props or pictures. Again, I wanted to link it really firmly with the exhibition, from which I'd taken all the characters. In the end, I decided to create consistent, friendly illustrations myself, taken from the photographs and posters in the exhibition.