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.

11 March 2016

Library Closures

As we creep ever nearer to the closure of my local library, I'm determined not to stop fighting. Admittedly, I'm not full of hope that writing letters, attending demonstrations, using the library and all the rest will change the council's mind but if I don't try, then who can I blame when I turn up at the library to find the barriers up? And if we don't fight now, are we not making it easy for the remaining libraries to quietly close in a few years' time?

Last week, Claire, T, Feets and I made a banner for the demonstration ... and were pleasantly surprised and impressed by the result!
Meanwhile, I was moved to send my article to local press, and have enjoyed the consequences of that this week - on Tuesday it appeared on Brixton Blog, and today it's in the printed edition of South London Press.

Tomorrow, we're aiming to fill the library to the brim with people. Let's just love it while it lasts ... see you there!