Online Events & Community Engagement
As well as my live events I create online activities in the form of videos and audio story based content. Some examples of content are as follows:
Short stories in the form of videos for families with associated activity sheets and games.
Myths, Legends, Fables and Folktales for older audiences in video and audio format
Promotional videos and audio content that use stories to convey a message and engage community.
Below are some examples of my online projects with community organisations, country parks and heritage sites. Fees vary depending on content but as a guide start from £150. I am well used to working within budgets so please contact me for a quote.
Staunton Country Park - Alice's Tea Party: April 2020
During the pandemic I created Staunton Country Park an series of videos for an all day, online event to engage community and reach out to those not able to visit the park due to the lockdown restrictions.
Alice's Tea Party is an online event comprising of five specially commissioned videos created for Staunton Country Park to celebrate National Tea Day 2020, George Staunton's connection to China and Staunton Early Grey Tea. I was asked to create an interactive tea party style event and to make the event interactive I created bingo cards that the participating public were able download and play along as the five videos were aired.
Below is the first video in the series and if you visit Staunton Country Park's Facebook Page you can download the bingo cards to play flamingo friendly bingo as you watch.
'Great to work with Dawn again! She very cleverly re-developed our National Tea Day event for online consumption, and this hit our young family audiences perfectly. We had some great engagement with her video chapters of the story of Alice in Wonderland—gaining over 1000 views—and still cannot believe how she managed to transform her living room into such a brilliant tea party scene. Looking forward to next years events, hopefully in person!' - Katrina Foxton, Staunton Country Park
Friends Of Troopers Hill - April 2020
Friends Of Troopers Hill are a small Bristol based charity that form a group of volunteers to look after the Nature Reserve at Troopers Hill. They endeavour to preserve the area, nurture the wildlife within it and engage the community in their projects. During Lockdown I was asked to create a story for them about their resident Ivy bees. Below is the original short story I created for them as a promotional video and as a means to recruit volunteers.
Virtual Festival - May 2020
The following video was created for a Virtual Beltane for a local heritage site during the Covid 19 Pandemic. I was one of several artists who were invited to perform as part of the celebrations :
Puppets By Post - May 2020
I am currently collaborating with Puppets By Post to create online stories with their puppets to entertain families during the Covid 19 Pandemic lockdown period. Below is an example of one of the videos I have created for them.
In addition to this I have been working with another storyteller to create a group called 'Puppet Corner' where we hold regular live storytelling sessions with the use of puppets.