Blazing Tales are a creative arts workshop company who combine art forms to make new creative outcomes with groups of all ages and stages, on bold or intimate projects.
They are a ready-made team of specialist artists with a short hand to delivering inspirational workshops and specialize in music - especially song-writing, visual art - particularly illustration, performing arts - mainly story based, digital media including film-making and animation. They make new creative responses to heritage themes, and many of their projects involve working in the environment. The integration of education and artistic know-how produces innovative, quirky and quality results with people.
The Blazing Tales team of artists are:
Music – Hugh Nankivell,
Visual Art – Cara Roxanne
Story Work – Sara Hurley
Digital Media – Tony Walker
The River Exe-pedition - A major Blazing Tales project with residential and outdoor workshops at different locations on the banks of The River Exe, from it’s source at Exford, in the Exe Valley, on it’s meandering banks as it neared Exeter, Exeter City Centre and Exmouth.
The participants were from mixed-heritage families who live in the south-west. They learned more about the history and stories of the river and how it links with rest of the world. The group created a new trail through song writing, visual arts and storytelling. Funded by Awards for all, National Lottery.
Combe Martin Postcards - Blazing Tales designed an alternative set of postcards for Combe Martin Museum from talking to people about the town’s famous long main road. Commissioned by English Heritage for their open days and Combe Martin Museum.
Time Travel in Marshwood Vale, Dorset - A project on local history during Victorian, WW2 and present day with a local primary school. Commissioned by Creative Partnerships, Plymouth.