Leanne is Artswork’s School Liaison Manager for Kent. She trained in drama at The Central School of Speech and Drama, gaining a degree in Theatre Practice. Graduating as a Community Artist, she has worked and performed within celebration and community projects since 2008 –in particular, teaching young people to design costumes for performance for carnival processions.
Most recently, Leanne worked within the education sector as a Creative Learning Officer in a girls grammar school. As an Arts Award Adviser, she loves seeing the impact creative explorations have on learning and engagement and has a strong passion for film education. She has experience in programming and delivering school wide enrichment events and mentoring young people’s creative leadership projects.
Leanne likes being by the sea, crafting, strong coffee and is a self confessed foodie.
Favourite author: Victoria Hislop
Favourite film director: Sofia Coppola
Favourite cultural space: The Victoria and Albert Museum
Environmental pledge: To purchase a desk plant and look after it in order to improve air quality. I’m also going to ensure key environmental measures are discussed with my maternity cover (i.e. travelling to meetings around Kent, etc.)