Here are a variety of creative projects that have developed from my experiences of kindness.Please do get in touch if you’d like to know more about any particular project.
The Little Book of Kindness
Published by Orion on 7th September 2017, this is my book for adults packed with ideas and practical suggestions of ways to be kind, and change the world. You can buy this book here and here -I would love to come and talk all about it if you’re reading and think you may be interested in having me!
Do Nice, Be Kind, Spread Happy
Be The Change Make It Happen
A second activity book for kids and young people (6+) , all about fun and practical ways to make the world a better place. You can find out more about stuff for kids on this site here
366 Days Of Kindness- theatre show
A theatre show created with Birmingham Rep and Jacksons Lane which has toured since 2013. This show is still available to tour theatres, do get in touch if you’re interested.
Please go here to see the full list of previous tour dates.
366 Days of Kindness- the talk
A lecture version of the show was presented at Wigtown Book Festival , at Birmingham University , Sunday Assembly Conway Hall, and for Action For Happiness. I’m always delighted to come and talk about my experiences and kindness in general at schools, colleges, book festivals etc so do get in touch if you’d like me to come visit you.
Dear Stranger: an interactive installation and exhibition
A gallery/theatre space is filled with balloons each bearing the word KIND. Members of the public are invited to write a message to a stranger on a luggage label attached to the balloon. At the end of the day, the balloons are given away (please note NOT RELEASED!) As the installation fills with balloons and messages during the day people are encouraged to read the messages that people have left for one another. Accompanied by an exhibition of words and images from the year of kindness, and a slide show/some films. Full gallery of images is here
Coat Tales: interactive installation
Commissioned by Southbank Centre, as part of it’s Winter Festival, Coat Tales was a winter coat drive with a difference. Members of the public were encouraged to donate coats for those in need, but asked to write a letter to place in the pocket/be pinned onto the coat, to the person that might receive it. The letter could be the givers personal story , the story of the coat (where it came from, where it had been), or any message to the receiver. This was intended to male a real connection between giver and receiver, and hundreds of people wrote beautiful, funny and touching notes attached to coats that were donated to Age Concern. Coat Tales was recreated for Birmingham Rep and Jacksons Lane. Some pictures can be seen here
366 Days Of Kindness- The Exhibition
29 x A3 prints of words and images from the year, designed by Jessica Worrall. This has been exhibited at the Royal Festival Hall, Deptford X, Deptford Lounge, Albany Theatre, Woolfson and Tay Gallery, ARC Stockton, and Jacksons Lane Theatre.