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.