Hilary Thomson

Last edited by Creative Training on 25 January 2016
Membership Type: 
Individual

Hilary is a Freelance Drama in Education specialist with a B/A in Theatre and a PGCE in Drama. She has worked as an Actor, Drama Teacher, Director and Writer with some of the top theatre and puppet companies in the country. She teaches on University courses, runs drama days in schools and teacher INSET training and personal & professional development courses for the public, private and voluntary sector. Hilary has written and directed a number of plays in the community. Hilary's workshops are tailored to suit the context, level and experience of the group. I like people to feel safe and just a little bit challenged.
Key Areas of Professional Experience:-

Drama Based work
o Drama Days in Schools and the community
o Forum Theatre in Business Training
o Actor in Theatre and TV
o Training Teachers & Trainers in Creative processes
o Professional Puppeteer

Creative Artist
o Installations using light, sound, shadow, shadow puppets and music.
o Pop Up Museums

Story finding and script writing
o Finding stories and writing scripts

Facilitation History
o Master-classes in creativity for the MBA students at The University of East Anglia business school
o Pressure Management, Oxford University Press
o Community Arts Projects
o Away day creative shots

Trainer in Personal & Professional Development
o Creative Thinking
o Teambuilding
o Presentation Skills
o Confidence and Self Esteem Building
o Effective Workplaces
o Employability Skills
o Wellness at work
o Interpersonal communication skills

Qualifications (& Relevant training)
o Manchester University B.A Degree – English & Theatre Studies
o Goldsmiths College, London - P.G.C.E Drama for learning
o 10 years as a professional actor and theatre director
o Founded Theatre of Adventure
o Trained with Augusto Boal in Forum Theatre Techniques
o Arts & Business - creativity as a teaching tool

Organisational Experience includes:
o University of East Anglia
o University Suffolk
o Oxfordshire County Council
o South Cambridge District Council
o Wayland Prison
o NHS
o Bodleian Library Oxford
o South Cambridge Council
o Norwich Educational Trust
o Norfolk Network
o Creative Arts East
o Community Solutions East
o Oxford Brooks University
o Oxford University Press
o Oxford Learning Network
o Abingdon & Witney College

Contact Details

16 Burford Road
Witney
OX28 6DH

Tel: 01993 773390
Mob 07779484330