After having studied Drama and English Literature at the University of Manchester, Vicky fell in love with applied theatre and theatre with a purpose. She recognised the potential in the creative arts and theatre as a tool to encourage change, empower participants and inspire creativity. During her time there, she worked with TiPP, a theatre in prison programme and with Z Arts, an arts company that worked with youth offenders and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, helping facilitate workshops with a media focus, which laid the foundation of her versatile knowledge and experience in youth participation and workshop facilitation.
Since then, she has worked with a variety of communities and companies; producing, facilitating and developing creative workshops, ranging from focusing on creative skills like radio, reporter skills, visual storytelling, drama, media qualifications or topics like Roman history, Shakespeare, social media law, enterprise, or social transition projects. She believes in treating all participants with mutual respect and priorities a participant led approach to her workshops and talks.
Highlights of her career in the arts include; delivering workshops on behalf of the BBC Young Reporter Scheme, performing at the UEFA Championship final as a dancer at Wembley in 2011, dancing in a flash mob for the Royal Ballet, facilitating introductory radio workshops on behalf of Eagle Radio and facilitating creative workshops in prison.
Workshop themes that Vicky can deliver for you or your client:
- Physical Theatre
- Script Writing
- Styles of Drama
- Specific Shakespeare Workshops
- Issue based Workshops such as Bullying, Abuse or Sexual Violence
- Empowering and Inspiring Workshops on Self Confidence
- Basic Drama Skills
- Conflict and Resolution
- Visual and Creative Storytelling
- Radio Workshops or Talks