Bespoke Collaborations

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Jackie has led many collaborative arts projects, working with visual arts, drama, mask-making, creative writing and dance.



To book Jackie for a collaborative project email:

Past projects (part of the CBSO's education programme) have included:

Winter Lights, 2010. Children from St Ambrose Barlow Primary School explored the winter festivals of many cultures featured in Mandy Ross' poem, "Birmingham Winter Lights."  Musicians, Jackie Tyler and Cath Arlidge were joined by Mandy, Asian musicians Shan Bansil and Mohinder Singh, visual artist Angela Connors and members of the Hindu Womens' Network to support the children in music dance and art making. The project culminated in two performances at the school and local community centre. See a video about the project at:

Breathing the Sky, 2008 with a secondary school, three primary schools and a special school in Bournville. Based on a poem by Mandy Ross, the children explored environmental issues through music, song writing, drama and mask-making. The project culminated in a performance at the CBSO Centre in front of an invited audience.

The Emperor's New Clothes, 2005. Three schools in Redditch created their own response to Hans Christian Andersen's famous story with songs and instrumental music. There was a final performance in the Theatre at Kingsley Secondary School.