Lynn is currently working with us on Lowestoft Folk, and has already proved herself to be a dab hand at getting a room full of care home residents and school children up for a sing-song!
Name: Lynn Whitehead
Can you tell us a little bit about your own practice?
I started life as an actor/musician and worked all over the country for years taking my trusty saxophone with me. Once I had my children I tipped sideways into theatre-education working with the National Theatre, New Wolsey and Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds running youth theatre groups and working with community groups of all shapes and sizes. I fell in love with storytelling (having children does that to you!) and now I like to collect and tell traditional stories from all round the world. I’m currently studying for an MA in playwriting.
What’s been your favourite artistic experience of the past 12 months?
I worked with two diploma students to tell some Dragon’s Tales for the West Stow Dragon Festival last summer – the weather was gorgeous, the audience was gorgeous and the dragons were…awesome!
Which Suffolk Artlink projects have you worked on to date?
I worked on Top Time in Lowestoft working with older people interested in drama, and on JumpstART in Bury St Edmunds & Ipswich making lovely films with a French film-maker.
At the moment I’m working with older people and primary school students on the Lowestoft Folk Project. It’s such a great combination.
How has working with Suffolk Artlink influenced your work?
I’ve had the chance to work with such a great range of people whom I’d never otherwise have had the chance to meet and learn so much from.
How would you describe Suffolk Artlink in 3 words?
Making things happen.