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Dave Smith

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Contact: dave@artsmiths.co.uk
Local authority: Highland
Languages: English
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Born in Hamilton in 1952, I am married with five children. I live with Kay, my wife, in Tain. I have lived in the Highlands since 1986 and have found it a wonderful place to live, bring up kids and work in the creative arts.

I have worked in touring theatre since 1985. Previously I worked as a drummer, circus hand and an illustrator.

I started with Clown Jewels. I received my first commission in 2000 and formed Right Lines. I also run Cartoon Theatre which combines animation with live performance.

I can offer workshops in writing, directing and animation. I am also keen to offer sessions to older groups on playwriting and Artificial Intelligence using ChatGPT - suitable for small groups with their own laptops and good Wi-Fi. An interesting workshop, very relevant to the future combination of AI and creativity.

My work has always involved an element of comedy. I feel it is an immensely rewarding field to work in, combining the creative forces of inspiration with the hard work of redrafting. It is my enthusiasm for these processes that keeps me going and makes me enjoy discussion and analysis of them with others.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Live drawing; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Reading; Residency; Workshop

Topics of work

Comedy, humour & funny books; Editing & editing your own work; Event production; Rural communities; World War 1; World War 2

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30