Journey into Sound with Naomi Bennett

IMAGENAMEHEREWhen Naomi Bennett visited the HoBB earlier this year, we hosted part of her ‘musical journey’ family workshop.

This new workshop has been designed to provide an opportunity for families to create music together, to learn new songs, to experience sound-scapes and body percussion, and to learn a little more about a wide variety of musical instruments.”

If you are a teacher or event organiser and would like one of Naomi’s Workshop at your venue, send your contact details to me and I will forward them to Naomi so she can confirm details with you.


Naomi is a creative practitioner working with children, families and older adults; and has provided creative workshops for charities such as Action for Children, Fairbridge, Age Concern and The Longest Story in The World, working in a number of countries.


“The Longest Story in the World UK” project.
This is a multi-theatre arts project celebrating the cultural work of over 200 UK children which has led to this wonderful performance of a future vision of the world.

“Age Concern and Help the Aged” are now Age UK:
Age UK has a vision of a world in which older people flourish. We aim to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.

“Fairbridge” works with young people aged 13-25 that other organisations find difficult to engage – giving them the motivation, self-confidence and skills they need to change their lives.

“Action for Children” supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people in the UK













(“Journey into Sound” is supported by ‘WoW’ (Reg.UK Charity 327188)

(Flute Image above by kind permission of John Eley, who is presently making a flute for Elf that will feature in a few of the new Elf storytelling books.)

Projects: Self-Publishing

IMAGENAMEHERE(Image: Doug Wilson, animator.

In the early days of printing, authors delivered their manuscripts to printers and the printers were book sellers. An example of today’s online version of this is to be found at

Authors do their own editing, typesetting and design then upload their .pdf files to Lulu who print books on demand. Authors then arrange their own book signings and other publicity.

Authors keen to self-publish should answer the following questions:

What is your Publishing Project?
What activities will help you to achieve it?
How much of each activity do you need to do?

and then:

Draw up a `to do` list for each activity.
Enter a time and date in your diary to action each outcome.

This `to do` list becomes your working tool which links all your activities together to bring about your publishing project.

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