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.

16 November 2017

Brixton's Hidden Windmill

I'm working with Brixton Windmill to review and update their schools sessions, and write some new ones.  It's a real privilege to work with such a place - I've been aware of the Windmill for years, but to work in my own neighbourhood, for this secret gem tucked just out of sight of the rush of Brixton, is a real treat.  Furthermore, my mind is boggled by the professionalism and hard work of the Friends of Windmill Gardens - the Windmill is an entirely voluntary-run organisation, though they fight hard to make this otherwise. 20171113_093924 And it's pretty magical to turn up for a workshop that is as-good-as-outside, on a crisp, autumn morning!