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Tawona Sitholé

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Contact: seeds_ofthought@yahoo.co.uk
Local authority: North Lanarkshire
Languages: English
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Better known as Ganyamatope (my ancestral family name) my heritage inspires me to make connections with other people through creativity-based learning.  I am widely published as a poet and playwright, and short story author who uses both Shona and Ndau in my work. A storyteller and musician, I am co-founder of Seeds of Thought, a non-funded arts group. I am currently UNESCO artist-in-residence at the University of Glasgow, with research and teaching roles in the school of education and medical school. I am also currently a workshop leader with Scottish Youth Theatre. I have a lot of experience working both in primary and secondary schools to adults in different settings, running workshops in creative writing, performance, music, storytelling, drama. As a public speaker I am experienced in doing talks, panel events, chairing, host/MC. Having grown up in a family of storytellers, poets and musicians, the arts and interactive experience come naturally to me, and this reflects in all my work.

 

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

Bilingual event; Mentoring; Multilingual event; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults

Topics of work

Ageing; Animals; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Discrimination & Prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Music; Nature; Performance training; Rural communities; Urban 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; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+