Community Arts

I have worked on a variety of projects encouraging community engagement with the arts. Such projects are always enriching and rewarding especially when I get the chance to work with groups who would not usually access arts activities.

I relish being part of a creative team and can offer a wide range of skills as a collaborator, facilitator, maker and performer.

I have worked on site specific theatre projects, intergenerational work, a neighbourhood lantern parade, community felt making, and public arts events.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind (© Kathryn Holt)

Recent projects

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

A site specific promenade performance exploring the moving history of the former chapel of Hill End psychiatric hospital, now Trestle Arts base (performer).

Spit and Polish

A site specific community theatre/mixed media promenade performance resulting from a project exploring the long history of St Albans Town hall (devising team/performer).

Secret Ingredient

An intergenerational theatre project resulting in a large scale installation with performances (facilitator/designer/maker).

Larks in the Parks

Annual arts fun in St Albans parks (storytelling/puppetmaking/large-scale weaving/feltmaking).

What people say

"I desperately wanted Kathryn as part of the artistic team on Spit and Polish, as I'd seen and been impressed by the extremely high standard of her work. She performed a crucial role in the show as a narrator/storyteller, but was also pivotal in the creating/devising process. Audiences adored her work, and I'd love to work with her again."
Anna Reynolds, writer, Spit and Polish