Wired and Wild Team

Wired and Wild Team

Amanda Beck-McKim
Wired and Wild creator, is a textile artist and puppet maker, working with children across the northwest inspiring them to create for 20 years. She has created a sensory, magical exhibition that will make children want to explore and a menagerie of wonderful creatures for them to engage with.
“I am passionate about bringing my characters to life, telling their stories and creating an experience that brings my love of art and nature together to create something unique, fresh and exciting for children.”
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Alice Penny
Story teller with MotherHen who works in schools across the UK enriching the curriculum through music, story telling and puppetry.
Alice is the lead the performer and delivered workshops on the Wired, Wild and Alive in schools.
Children are mesmerised by Alice, she engages and captures there imaginations in a creative and inclusive way and takes them on a madcap adventure. Alice wrote the scripts for Wired, Wild and Alive in collaboration with Rik.

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Rik Thorpe
Actor and director of Raging Gibbons Collective,
Rik writes and performs Imaginarium which blends traditional story telling and puppetry,
Rik is Puppeteer and lead the creative writing workshops for Wired and wild in schools.
Rik is a fantastic character and voice over actor as well as being a skilled puppeteer! Rik wrote scripts for Wired, Wild and Alive in collaboration with Alice and for the Museum Film.
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