Laura Hetherington - Heritage and Arts Learning Consultant

Laura Hetherington is a Heritage and Arts Learning Consultant, a theatre practitioner and a storyteller.

Laura has over 20 years experience of education, interpretation and learning at grass roots and strategic levels. Prior to developing consultancy work Laura was Head of Learning for the National Trust. She also has many years teaching and lecturing experience as well as experience of directing and devising theatre, facilitating workshops through drama and storytelling and developing Live Interpretation.

Laura’s strengths are her ability to lead, inspire and motivate others, to communicate clearly with a confident and listening style and her creative and flexible approach.

Laura believes that a clear vision with strong leadership and a belief in the contribution brought by every individual can make a huge difference to a team or organisation – she also believes in flowers on the desk, pets in the office, storytelling and fairies.

Recent and current work includes Dialogues Programme Director for Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Creative Practitioner for Theatre Royal Plymouth, Original Concept and Project Management of the award winning exhibition, A Plant in Time, for the National Trust, mentoring the teams behind The Walronds and Castle House projects to successful Heritage Lottery stage two bids and developing an original piece of theatre with young people in response to a Tudor building as part of the Exeter Youth Arts Festival.

Laura is able to offer:

  • Approaches to visitor engagement
  • Project management
  • Creative ideas
  • Support for activity and participation planning
  • Advice on audience development and participation
  • Evaluation
  • Advice on learning programmes
  • Innovative approaches to interpretation
  • Training and consultation
  • Storytelling and arts approaches to engaging audiences
  • Group facilitation
  • Creative approaches to team building

Laura also manages Troubadour Theatre and works as one half of jakalory.

You can contact Laura by email or telephone:

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