Type of Artist:
I deliver fun, interactive workshops focusing on creativity, idea generation, story structure, character creation and monster-making, with some live drawing
My talk covers my work as a writer and animator (including shows for CBBC) and my influences. My talk also includes readings from my work. I’m also happy to be interviewed by pupils.
DetailsPreferred age range:
My books are aimed at 9-13 years old but they do appeal to older teens as well.
No of sessions per day:
Maximum of 3 one hour sessions plus a book signing. The talk should happen first in order to give context for attendees of workshops.
Single session visits are available if located within 45 minutes of my home in the North East of England.
Up to 60 minutes for talk including Q&A, ideally as the first session of the day.
Workshops are up to 60 minutes each.
Areas prepared to travel to:
I live in the North East of England and I’m willing to travel almost anywhere if overnight and travel expenses are all met in addition to fee.
Car is 45p per mile, based on return journey from home to venue. Train is an option depending on route and time required.
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
I have Public Liability Insurance up to £10m and an up-to-date DBS certificate.
Niel Bushnell website
Niel totally inspired our children with his amazing teaching techniques. One of our children really struggles to ever share her ideas normally, but with Niel's enthusiasm and creative starters, she produced a funny, innovative piece of writing and read it aloud to the class. I was astounded!
Miss Sarah Bryan, Senior Leader, Broad Oak Community Primary School
I have worked with Niel with targeted children from our programmes –children who are typically not engaged with reading and hard to motivate. They were clearly inspired by him and excited by his approach to writing and history. What particularly struck me was his ability to listen to the children, ensuring that every child had a voice which brought out even the most reticent. I’m very happy to recommend Niel as an author to work with children and schools.
Jim Sells, Manager, Premier League Reading Stars, National Literacy Trust
It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Niel last year on two separate school projects. His creativity, enthusiasm and approach to creative writing allowed the young people to develop their own artistic flair and ideas!
Ree Collins, Projects Officer at Tees Valley Arts
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