Heather Leech B.Ed. B.A.

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Heather has a broad interest in theatre, carnival arts and traditional custom, She is a drama expert a qualified teacher and has a degree in theatre studies from Rose Bruford College of Perfoming Arts. She has written various papers including on the role of the spectator as a performer and a piece for a recent academic text book on carnival arts about the success growth and development of Sussex Bonfire She is on the committee of Hastings Old Town Carnival, Hastings Week, Hastings Jack in the Green and Chair of Hastings Bonfire.

Events management includes:

2020 Consultancy for Extinction rebellion

2017 Consultant to the Pyre parade. Spill Festival

2015 to present Director 1066events/Gleowit productions

1001 to present director Hastings Good friday procession

2000 to present Hastings Bonfire Celebrations

1985 to present -Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green

Professional Performance Work

Performances of self-written one woman play Guy Fawkes Mother Hastings Fringe 2018.

Television extra in Silent Witness 2018.

Green screen filming for a pilot advert for dishwasher tablets 2017.

Pilgrims Choice Cheese advertisement 2020

Marie Curie Nurses advertisment 2020

·Co-director 1066 Events which specialises in community arts projects I stage managed the central focus of the event for the America Ground celebration 2016.

· Co-wrote, played music and acted in a family entertainment A Pirate Day Shindig for Hastings Pirate Day 2015

Barn dance fiddler

School Work

· Taught Drama and Theatre Studies at KS3, KS4 (GCSE), KS5 (AS and ‘A’ level).

· Taught English and Literacy at KS3 and KS4.

· Practical drama Moderator 2005-2012 and written-paper examiner AQA GCSE drama 2010-2014 and 2018.

· Directing numerous school productions and performance evenings.

· Workshops including the NT, Globe, RSC and Glyndebourne.

· Familiar and up-to-date with safeguarding issues and working inclusively.

Dance and Music

· Dance instructor of Hannah’s Cat Morris dancers.

· Violin player in a local barn dance band.


Styles I have modelled have been Fashion, Portrait, and Creative, on location and in studios. (Alias Jessica Knight)Portfolio at. http://purpleport.com/portfolio/jessicaknight

Previous Amateur Acting Experience

Various comedies, murder mysteries and pantomimes with The Fairlight Players, the Rye Players and The Stables Theatre Trust, Hastings 1984-1993.

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