I have 20 years experience running theatre and creative workshops for 8 month-80 year olds working in schools, universities, theatres, libraries and outside for youth theatres, young carers, young mums, dementia suffers, health and well being groups and holiday play schemes. I also offer CPD workshops for teachers and creatives.
I have developed a specific approach that is child (person) centred and inspired by the early years practice in Reggio Emilia (Italy). I look to find authentic ways of creating with the people I work with to make collaborative artworks.
‘Lucy Cassidy has a unique child centred approach to developing work. Whether she is facilitating, directing or mentoring Lucy holds a space gently almost invisibly but with the upmost care. Lucy cares a lot about the invitation. By offering very clear, open but thought through prompts/ suggestions/ gifts she creates a warm creative environment where children / adults can’t help but thrive. Under Lucy’s careful artistic eye those sparks of ideas are gently shaped into something always beautiful often profound and always thoroughly unique to the person that made them. ‘ Sita Calvert-Ennals, Theatre Director and Lecturer, Bath Spa University