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.

21 July 2016

Larmer Tree Festival

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We finally found a festival to suit the varied tastes of my family.  In festivals past, I've always focussed on the music, and I was determined this time to see not only music, but everything else on offer to stimulate our creative taste buds!  We managed drumming for littluns, storytelling for adults, round-the-table Ping Pong, a comedy / spoken word slam, a lot of food, shopping, music (or course!) and ... I crept away for some visual arts just for adults ...
IMAG0154 I joined a team making junk / rag peacocks to form the congregation of a 'wedding', with a llama marrying off a bride and groom peacock on the wedding lawn, sculptures developed by Anna Roebuck.
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And, on borrowed time as Feets napped, I made a flower for the hedgerows, using plastic bottles, a tea-light and some spray paint. Not my usual colours! Thanks to Rehash Panache for the workshop.

Finally, I spent a glorious twenty minutes learning how to make Dorset Buttons, something supremely, traditionally crafty that has long caught my attention.  Photos to follow in a future post!