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Heather Kate Taylor Arts End Of Somewhere

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Dumfries and Galloway
Languages: English
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Heather Kate Taylor is a published Children’s Author and Storyteller who specialises in creating and delivering inclusive and accessible storytelling and performance opportunities for people of all ages with additional support needs (ASN) and profound learning and multiple disabilities (PMLD). With over 10 years’ experience in education, she is also the Programme Lead for PAMIS (promoting a more inclusive society), Heather supports communities in Dumfries and Galloway in developing the necessary skills to create multi-sensory stories of local interest.
The Arts End Of Somewhere are a collective of Authors and Storytellers who had their first multi-sensory picture book The Kippford Mermaid published in August 2021 and launched at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The Arts End Of Somewhere have unique perspective into the challenges faced by those with ASN and PMLD in accessing stories and literature and work towards increasing opportunity in their local area. In October 2021, the Arts End Of Somewhere were the recipients of the prestigious Amateo Award for their innovative creative practice. In 2020, they were awarded with an award for ‘Creative Innovation’ from the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability.

Local authorities can visit

Argyll and Bute; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; Edinburgh City; Fife; Glasgow City; North Ayrshire; Perth and Kinross; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire; Stirling

Events can deliver

Panel event; Performance; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Reading; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; English as an additional language (EAL); Adults with additional support needs; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Childhood; Death, grief & bereavement; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; Loneliness & isolation; Performance training; Rhyming books for younger readers; Rural communities

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100