Megan Dowsett is a creative consultant working with museums and galleries, and an illustrator who is finding her voice through personal and local projects.

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.

9 July 2018

Mind the Gap

One of the most creative projects I've worked on recently, Mind the Gap is an interactive adventure which I worked with immersive theatre company Specifiq to develop for London Transport Museum.

It was an awe-inspiring journey in so many ways - absolutely amazing to bring school groups into the empty Museum Depot, and to watch their reactions as they arrive; magical to transport them on a journey of imagination that generated quotes such as 'Miss, I'm a bit scared but I think it's going to be alright' and 'do you know where she is?' as well as 'I thought it was going to be boring but it was the best day ever'; and a true adventure to me to work with Oscar and Becky, co-directors of Specifiq - to think outside the box and watch some loose ideas shape into real-life adventure, as well as to learn so much about the world of immersive theatre.

Sessions are on a 'soft launch' this term, with full operation from September.

I am now back (part-time) at the London Transport Museum as Schools and Interpretation Manager, which allows me the joy of seeing how the sessions unfold over the coming year!