Su Squire is a storyteller, writer, performer and facilitator who creates work that seeks to explore the light and shadow of what it is to be human.
Su has been creating work on death, dying and grief for over ten years and set up Off the Twig in 2019 with the aim of creating a socially engaged creative practice around conversations on death and grief.
In addition to her creative work, Su is also a facilitator of the Norwich Death Cafe and Grief Tending in Community events.
As a script writer, director and facilitator, Su spent several years at Bridgwater Arts Centre delivering both in-house and outreach projects for their community theatre programme. During this time she developed her own touring work as a solo theatre artist and also wrote, performed and directed for children’s theatre company Blue Moon and street theatre company Scratch Productions.
With her subversive storytelling act, Suki SilverTongue, in which she reimagines classic tales as narrative poems with a contemporary flavour, Su has performed extensively on the festival circuit and toured nationally with INN CROWD – a unique arts project devised by Applause Rural Touring, Creative Arts East and National Centre for Writing, bringing spoken word, poetry and storytelling to rural pub audiences.
Charlotte Arculus is an artist-animateur, electro-acoustic musician and maker of visual theatre and immersive, emergent environments.
As director of Theatre of Adventure (1997-2009), Charlotte produced interactive, improvised street theatre where the audience become part of the performance. She’s the artistic director of Magic Adventure and co- creative director of Magic Acorns, a collective of artists focussing on raising the profile of world-class art for the youngest audiences.
Charlotte is particularly interested in developing complicité between spaces, sounds, objects and people of all ages. This can be in theatre, installation and creative processes. She brings practice and theory of improvisation to the heart of what it means to be present.
Charlotte is currently a doctoral student at Manchester Metropolitan University investigating the knowledge that resides in and emerges from performance and the temporal arts.
Zannie Fraser is a theatre shadow practitioner. She makes shows for family audiences which tour in the UK and abroad.
She makes shadow films; Norwich Theatre [Aladdin], Sewell Barn Theatre [Airswimming] and Off the Twig [Mortal Yarns].
With sound artist, Bob Percy, she performs abstract shadow improvisations [Light Breaks Through] and creates automated sound and light installations [The Lantern].
Holly D Johnston
Holly D Johnston is known on the folk scene as a captivating performer and a singer of stories.
She is a songwriter and storyteller who morphs between live music, storytelling and poetry. Holly’s heartfelt lyrics woven together in memorable tunes are sung with a voice that is warm, ethereal and passionate.
Holly gives listeners an intimate, thought provoking experience, and her songs deliver:
‘hauntingly exact observations… with poetic candour’.
Her voice is repeatedly praised as ‘mellow, clear and expressive’,
her sound: ‘seductive and enthralling’.
‘An amazing talent’.
Mary’s musical journey has been an exploration of composition and song, ensemble, collaboration and music production.
As an established community musician and choir leader, she has worked on a wide variety of Youth Music and Arts Council England Funded Projects.
Her contribution to these have been as a composer, facilitator, mentor and performer. Her own recent artistic practice has combined music production with automata and binaural sound design fort film to make immersive interactive experiences for audiences.