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Nadine Beasley

Qualified in 2011.  Experience of plays, musicals and sketch shows.  Can be heard on voicespro.

Will also work South Yorkshire.

Email

nadinebeasley@btinternet.com

Tel:

07711 285 155

Based in:

Leicester

Regions covered:

North East, West Midlands, East Midlands, London

Qualifications:

Certificate in Audio Description Skills - Stage

Skills:

Theatre

Stef Bell

Qualified in 2005.  Currently Chair of Scene and Sound and a long-standing member of Derby Audio Describers, Stef has described the full range of theatre from Shakespeare to farce via musicals.

sceneandsound.co.uk
@sceneandsound

Email

stef@sceneandsound.co.uk

Based in:

Derby

Regions covered:

North West, North East, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, London

Qualifications:

Certificate in Audio Description Skills - Stage

Skills:

Outdoor Performance, Site Specific Performance, Theatre, Visual Arts/Museums

Chris Berry

Qualified in 2006.  Regularly describe theatre productions at a number of theatres, feature and short films, and museum exhibitions/handling sessions.

http://theatreville.co.uk

Email

chrisdberry@yahoo.co.uk

Tel:

0794 107 8604

Based in:

Halifax

Regions covered:

North West, North East, Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands

Qualifications:

Certificate in Audio Description Skills - Stage

Skills:

Screen, Theatre, Visual Arts/Museums

Jane Brambley

Since qualifying in 1999, I've worked for Vocaleyes, Mind's Eye, ITFC and independently in all sorts of venues to a wide range of audiences.  I also have broadcasting and editing experience.

Email

jane.brambley@virgin.net

Based in:

Romsey Hampshire

Regions covered:

West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, South West, South East, London

Qualifications:

Certificate in Audio Description Skills - Stage

Skills:

Live Events, Opera, Outdoor Performance, Screen, Site Specific Performance, Theatre

Kerry Elkins

Trained and qualified in 2009 under the See-A-Voice project.  Winner of Guildford Mayor's Award for Access in the Arts (2013) and an occasional contributor to 'Poetry Please' (BBC Radio 4)

Email

kerry.elkins@gmail.com

Tel:

07787542574

Based in:

Bristol

Regions covered:

Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, South West, South East, London

Qualifications:

Certificate in Audio Description Skills - Stage

Skills:

Outdoor Performance, Site Specific Performance, Theatre

Julia Grundy

Describer for nearly twenty years, experience of describing all forms of theatre, opera, dance including for RSC, WNO, Vocaleyes, Birmingham Rep.

Email

charles.julia@btinternet.com

Tel:

07973 249931

Based in:

Daventry Northamptonshire

Regions covered:

North West, North East, Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, South West, South East, London

Qualifications:

Certificate in Audio Description Skills - Stage

Skills:

Dance, Live Events, Opera, Promenade Performance, Site Specific Performance, Sport, Theatre

Anne Hornsby

Anne is a pioneer of UK audio description and one of the country's leading audio describers with over 20 years AD experience. She is the Director of Mind's Eye.

mindseyedescription.co.uk            @MindsEyeArt

Email

mindseyedescription@gmail.com

Tel:

01204 522481 / 07889 232438

Based in:

Bolton Greater Manchester

Regions covered:

North West, North East, Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, South West, South East, London, Ireland, Northern Ireland

Qualifications:

Certificate in Audio Description Skills - Stage, Certificate in Audio Description Skills - Screen

Skills:

Dance, Live Events, Opera, Outdoor Performance, Promenade Performance, Screen, Site Specific Performance, Theatre, Visual Arts/Museums

Janet Jackson

Qualified in 2007.  I have seventeen years experience in a number of theatres and have since gained the Certificate.  I also caption for Deaf people.

Email

janet.jackson@talktalk.net

Tel:

01162546995

Based in:

Leicester

Regions covered:

West Midlands, East Midlands

Qualifications:

Certificate in Audio Description Skills - Stage

Skills:

Theatre

Eleanor Margolies

I work with Vocaleyes and See-a-Voice venues, as well as independent companies. Interested in widening access to description, describing for children and experimentation with new forms. Other specialisms: architecture, puppetry, circus.

Email

emargolies@gmail.com

Tel:

07905 972744

Based in:

East Dulwich, London

Regions covered:

North West, North East, Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, South West, South East, London, Ireland, Northern Ireland

Qualifications:

Skills:

Dance, Opera, Theatre, Visual Arts/Museums

Jonathan Nash

Describing since 1994. Longstanding clients include: Opera - WNO, ROH & ENO. Dance BRB & Royal Ballet. Theatre - Birmingham Hippodrome, Oxford Playhouse and Vocaleyes. Specialist in ballet.

https://sites.google.com/site/sightlinesuk

Email

jonathan_sightlines@yahoo.co.uk

Tel:

07971 533504

Based in:

Oxford

Regions covered:

West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, South East, London

Qualifications:

Skills:

Dance, Opera, Theatre

Brid Ni Ghruagain

One of Ireland's two homegrown describers, guaranteeing a very broad range of productions and exhibitions for me to work on.  Also a theatre practitioner and classical musician (English and Irish language).

Email

bridnig@gmail.com

Based in:

Dublin Ireland

Regions covered:

North West, North East, Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, South West, South East, London, Ireland, Scotland, Northern Ireland

Qualifications:

Certificate in Audio Description Skills - Stage

Skills:

Dance, Inclusive Theatre, Live Events, Opera, Outdoor Performance, Promenade Performance, Screen, Site Specific Performance, Theatre, Visual Arts/Museums

Mo Pickering-Symes

Qualified in 2011.  Currently working with  Derby Audio Describers.

Email

magicmo@btinternet.com

Based in:

Derby

Regions covered:

East Midlands

Qualifications:

Certificate in Audio Description Skills - Stage

Skills:

Theatre

Jill Quarmby

Qualified 2011.  Based in York Theatres from 2009 to present.  Worked for Touring Consortium in York and the Midlands.

Email

rsjequarmby@gmail.com

Tel:

01377 254461 (07803126470)

Based in:

Driffield East Yorkshire

Regions covered:

North West, North East, West Midlands, East Midlands

Qualifications:

Certificate in Audio Description Skills - Stage

Skills:

Outdoor Performance, Promenade Performance, Theatre

Carolyn Smith

Qualified 2005. Since 2005 regular describer for Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, London and on tour. Also pantomime for Chipping Campden Little Theatre.

Email

ubermutt@hotmail.com

Tel:

07799 701412

Based in:

Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire

Regions covered:

North West, North East, Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, South West, South East, London, Ireland, Northern Ireland

Qualifications:

Certificate in Audio Description Skills - Stage

Skills:

Theatre

Kate Taylor-Davies

Qualified in 2011.  Experience of plays, musicals and sketch shows.  Can be heard on voicespro, castingcallpro, spotlight & personal website ( accessed by all ).

Email

kecdavies@gmail.com

Tel:

07870 582585

Based in:

London

Regions covered:

North East, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, South East, London

Qualifications:

Certificate in Audio Description Skills - Stage

Skills:

Theatre

Eleanor Walk

Qualified in 2005, and have described live theatre performances at a variety of venues.  Have also recorded season brochures for a number of theatres.

Email

eleanorwalk@hotmail.com

Tel:

07951 046933

Based in:

Eccles Manchester

Regions covered:

North West, North East, Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands

Qualifications:

Certificate in Audio Description Skills - Stage

Skills:

Theatre

Will Wiltshire

Qualified in 2001 while a teacher of visually impaired children.  Described regularly at The Belgrade, Coventry for 15 years.  Currently based on the south coast, describing in Southampton and Salisbury.

Email

charles.wiltshire@btinternet.com

Tel:

01202706972

Based in:

Poole Dorset

Regions covered:

West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, South East

Qualifications:

Certificate in Audio Description Skills - Stage

Skills:

Theatre