WHAT WE DO
Glow is a Visual and Performing Arts Organisation that works in partnership with schools, theatres, libraries, art galleries and other organisations to deliver community projects, workshops and performances that are accessible to people of all backgrounds and abilities.
Glow offers exciting and engaging after-school clubs for Primary and Secondary Schools in theatre, animation and craft. All Glow workshops are designed by professionals working in the creative industry – from film & television, to publishing and theatre. Glow’s holistic, child-centred approach to arts education is what makes us truly unique.
Glow’s Wow Workshops for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 are impactful and exciting daylong workshops designed to inspire and stimulate young minds. From our Green Screen Workshop to our new daylong programme inspired by medieval and traditional tales, our wow workshops are hands on, help build new skills and encourage teamwork.
Glow performances are original works borne out of a love of storytelling, movement and the visual arts. From productions based on stories real and imagined, to character visits inspired by traditional tales, Glow’s fusion of the modern and traditional is inspiring, enlightening and adventurous. Our performances can be adapted to many different spaces and are designed for people of all ages and abilities.
Glow specialise in developing animations, community arts projects, workshops and performances for a wide variety of organisations as well as for specific events and occasions. We work with schools, museums, libraries, businesses and third sector organisations, to help bring ideas to life. If you have an idea for a performance or project, we would love to discuss it.
Check out our passionate and talented team:
Glorious Glo (Gloria Lowe)
Founder and Director
Gloria’s passion for books took her all the way to the University of Oxford where she gained a BA in English Literature & Language. Since then, she has toured in productions for different audiences and age groups throughout the UK, as well as working in education, developing and delivering arts workshops & projects for children, teens and university students internationally. She is currently studying for an MA at Royal Holloway University and gets to share her love of creativity daily with her two sons!
Fantastic Fran (Francis Lowe)
Animation and Illustration Specialist
Francis began his career working in Hollywood and later moved to the UK to work as an Animator for Children’s television. He is now the Course Director for the BA Illustration & Animation at Coventry University, speaking around the world about the value and wonder of the drawn image. But his love of drawing really began when he was a little boy. Francis believes that everyone has a story to tell, so when he’s not making his own animations, he’s showing others how to do it.
Terrific Tild (Matilda Stickley)
Education Consultant and Head of Curriculum
Tilda has a 1st class degree in Education Studies with English & Drama from the University of Cambridge. Having grown up in a creative family she has always understood the value of a dynamic, colourful and joy-filled education. She is currently at the University of Nottingham Doctoral Training Centre studying for a funded PhD on the role of children’s play in infant schools. Her favourite book in the world is The Twits and she loves cuddling sausage dogs!
Super Saffie (Saffron Worwood)
Stop Motion Specialist
Saffron completed her BA Illustration & Animation at Coventry University and specializes in stop motion animation. Saffie loves bringing an idea to life from initial conception through to final realization. For Saffie, the most appealing part of stop motion is its humanity: the handcrafted, the playful and the tangible. When she is not sharing her love of creativity with the students at Glow, she is writing stories, creating animations and feeding her crochet addiction!
Fabulous Fern (Fern Ravnkilde)
Creative Workshop Leader
Fern has loved to move since she was child and has competed as a gymnast for her region, ran many runs and fitness challenges, as well as performing professionally as both a cheerleader and an acrobat. She thinks everybody else should have the chance to enjoy getting active too, as she fully believes in both the physical and psychological benefits of moving. She is a BGU Level 3 Cheerleading coach, coaches in gymnastics, as well as being a primary school teacher with QTS.
Jolly James (James Tate)
James studied music to Masters level at Hull University for four years before becoming a fully qualified teacher. He is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Durham as well as working as the Head of Music for a local Secondary School.
He is also a professional orchestrator/arranger and private teacher, teaching the piano, clarinet and saxophone to students from all walks of life. When he gets a spare moment, he likes to write too!
Amazing Ash (Ashleigh Francis)
Ash has recently graduated from Coventry University, receiving a first class BA hons in Theatre and Professional Practice. Her passion for theatre began at a young age and has been the springboard for many creative opportunities. Ash’s drive to deliver engaging children’s and youth theatre workshops and performances stem from her own experience of theatre as something that can build confidence, engage the imagination and nurture friendship. Ash loves all things artsy and creative but also loves to lose herself in a good book!
Jovial Jason (Jason Matthew)
Jason studied Education at the University of Exeter for three years before becoming a qualified primary school teacher following his PGCE (Primary English). After teaching for three years, he went on to study a Masters in Drama and Theatre Education at the University of Warwick, which he has just completed. His interests lie in the value of embodied and creative learning both inside and outside of the classroom. Jason also loves to act and dance (his favourites are ballroom, Latin American and Salsa dancing!).
The Glow Team believe that we all have within us a creative spark which, when practiced and celebrated will enrich our learning, relationships and intellect. It is our mission to:
Build confidence and encourage artistic growth in a supportive, inclusive and non-pressured environment.
Unlock the creative potential within every child and young person, whatever their background or ability.
Support the development of new and exciting skills in the Visual and Performing Arts.
All clubs and workshops are run by experienced practitioners with current DBS certification and public liability insurance.
Fantastic company to work with! Glow have been working in my school providing an after school club for over a year. Enhancing children’s learning and experiences and encouraging their creativity, artistically and dramatically. Glow have recently co-ordinated a community arts project based at the school for children and adults over the summer holidays. The #WeHeARTFoleshill project was a great success and would not have been achieved without the hard work and commitment of Glow!
Glow After School Classes & Community Arts Project – Ruth Hegarty, Edgewick Community Primary School
My daughter had an AMAZING day with you today and has raved about it all! We will be definitely be back and telling everyone how brilliant it was! So glad I spotted your advert for this!
Glow Musical Theatre Holiday Club – Bernadette, Mother of 1
Peace of mind
Glow takes seriously our responsibility to promote children’s welfare and safeguard all young people in our care. By working together to safeguard and protect children and young people, we can create a space in which they feel valued and capable.