Type of Artist:
I do most things – workshops, readings, talks/performances.
As well as being an author, I'm a screenwriter for film and TV.
I teach creative writing and screenwriting in London.
DetailsPreferred age range:
Neil has written for and all ages and works with groups from nursery upwards.
No of sessions per day:
2 morning 1 afternoon
About an hour. I'm flexible.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Based in London, but happy to travel anywhere if expenses are met.
I generally use trains and taxis
Please email us for details
Neil Arksey website
As Good As Dead In Downtown
Neil enthused and engaged our students - the sight of scores of Year 8 students pleading to hear the next part of 'Intelligent Life' is not something I'll forget in a hurry! Neil is someone who really can raise the profile of reading in a 21st Century secondary school."
Peter Ratcliffe, Longdean College, Herts.
‘Energetic and entertaining, Neil provided a wealth of stimulus and information with a delivery pitched at the perfect level for my students. We all benefited greatly from his input.’ Cath Boyle, Dunraven School, London ‘Neil Arksey is a great story-teller and speaker who establishes an immediate rapport with children. Whether reading to a group of hundreds or running a workshop for thirty, the response is immediate and sustained.’
Rik Nowik, Head Teacher, Pilton School, Barnstable, Devon.
‘Multi talented and versatile, I can thoroughly recommend Neil Arksey. Great value for money and a terrific performance!’
Bridget Bancroft, Organiser, Wessex Schools Literary Festival.
"I highly recommend Neil. His workshops were received with enormous enthusiasm and he left a lingering impression on pupils and staff."
Feanna Drake, Literacy Coordinator, Bishop Lanfranc Secondary School, Croydon.
I have worked with Neil over the past few years on projects involving boys and writing in Year 3/4 and stimulating creative skills in Year 6. I have found the reaction from children and teachers to be incredibly positive and his work has had an impact on the 'reluctant' writers. His passion for writing comes across from the first moment you hear him speak and he develops an excellent relationship with the children that he works with. I am really looking forward to working again with Neil this year.'
Barry Read, The RJ Mitchell Primary School
Neil Arksey Amazon site