a long-term collaboration with a Bath-based charity...
5X5X5=CREATIVITY IS AN INDEPENDENT ARTS-BASED ACTION RESEARCH ORGANISATION WHICH SUPPORTS CHILDREN IN THEIR EXPLORATION AND EXPRESSION OF IDEAS, HELPING THEM DEVELOP CREATIVE SKILLS FOR LIFE.
5x5x5 have worked with Toby over many years utilising his ability to encapsulate and express themes and values in a uniquely compelling way. He has written two special commissions for them, and appeared at numerous conferences and seminars where his performances have engaged and inspired their delegates.
PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE
The renowned educationalist and ‘creativity’ champion Sir Ken Robinson is a patron of 5x5x5=creativity. Sir Ken’s TED Talk, “Do schools kill creativity?” is the most watched of all time.
In 2016 5x5x5 commissioned Toby to write a special performance poem which celebrated and communicated the essence of this Sir Ken’s message. It was intended primarily as a thank you to Sir Ken for his support, and Toby performed it live to him, via video link to California, during the International Festival of Childhood.
Toby has now received Arts Council England funding to film the piece to ensure it gains wider digital distribution. The film is expected for release in November 2017.
PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE (DEMO VERSION)
A demo full length film version of the poem...
"...a wonderful gift for language, a deep sensibility and a penetrating sense of perspective."