Sorry for my lack of posts recently things have been pretty hectic on my end and life sort of took over for a few weeks but I am back in action now!
Its been an exciting few weeks with the second half of the tour, press engagements and organizing and completing Discovery Teams first corporate gig!
After 4 weeks and 41 performances we managed to reach over 1230 children with our piece The Dilemmas of Pirates. I won’t lie it was tiring at times (especially when I was working a 14 hour day with my other job!), but it most definitely worth it. Seeing the children go on a journey throughout our piece and hearing their thoughts and feelings on what they have learnt was a great experience, their responses were so profound! It was an amazing feeling to wake up every morning and go to work doing something that I am passionate about and that makes a difference. We are currently in the process of applying for more funding, this time in Nottingham, so hopefully we can take Pirates to the children of Nottingham very soon!
Discovery Team also had an exciting week recently with our first press release being handed out and it received quite a bit of attention from the local press! We had coverage on the University of Derby site, The Burton Mail and The Belper News, as well as interviews on Gem 106 and BBC Radio Derby.Myself and my colleague Rachael had a great time on the Andy Potter show at BBC Radio Derby, Andy was a great host and made sure we didn’t feel nervous about being live on air! I also wrote an article for the University of Derby’s student Magazine ‘Dusted’ about starting your own business when you leave University.
Its been an exciting couple of weeks and hopefully this is just the beginning! If you want to find out more about what I do at Discovery Team check out our website here.