Project Manager, Business Manager, Events, Arts Consultant, Teacher

Projects

Susanne works developing and running projects with Sound Architect Creative Media and Life Wisdoms.

“Sound Architect Creative Media projects promote awareness of our inheritance and heritage; the world we live in; new skills and education, social inclusion and creativity. Using film, drama and digital techniques brings the heritage to life for participants.”

Since 2017 she has taken a leading role in Sound Architect Creative Media.

Below are some of the projects she has worked on with links to the films and booklets.

Qualifications & Experience

Before becoming free-lance, Susanne was a senior manager in a Local Authority responsible for the business and performance management of the corporate organisation at both strategic and front line levels. She implemented new successful ways of working and involving all staff in goal orientated work.

She has qualifications in coaching, mentoring, counselling, as well as Prince 2 Project Management, full teaching qualification and a degree qualification in Management.

Teaching

She continues to teach various topics such as drama, research, oral history, as well as self development, stress management, assertiveness; often working with community groups or small businesses to improve either task focus or co-working relationships. She also teaches how to set up your own business, including aspects such as business structures, marketing, finance and book-keeping.

She won a national equal opportunities award: the Lady Platt Award; in 1990, for a course she designed for women setting up their own business.

Events

Susanne was first Treasurer and then Chair of the Friends of Downs View, the special school in Brighton. This is a parent and teacher lead organisation to put on events that both raise money and provide for the families of the children and young people who attend.

She single handedly organised and ran five different hugely successful Mediumship Evenings, a fun Cabaret Evening, pamper evenings for parents as well as improved the way the organisation ran everything from finance to meetings to statutory returns; plus instigating things such as a common pricing system for events such as the annual Fabulous Fun Days and Christmas Discos, and creating a rolling diary and annual reports to give to parents, staff and potential funders.

She also led in organising a Christmas Fayre and the Charity Ball in 2013, plus various quiz evenings, fun days, school discos and jumble sales.

She contributed to raising over £100,000 in 6 years as a volunteer.

“The Day Sussex Died” Project

Sound Architect Creative Media, 2016

From a research project with St Catherine’s College in Eastbourne about the Battle of Boar’s Head 30 June 1916, a diversionary tactic the day before the Battle of the Somme commenced.

Project Manager, Film Script Writer, Director, Film Crew, Writer and Editor of the Booklet, DVD Cover Design, Teacher: research, film preparation, oral history

Click here to watch the film on YouTube

Accompanying booklet: click here to read

“Twelve & Sixpence: Life on the Home front during the First World War” Project

Sound Architect Creative Media, 2016

From a research project with Manor Primary School in Uckfield about people on the Home Front.

Project Manager, Film Script Writer, Director, Film Crew, Voice Over, Writer and Editor of the Booklet, DVD Cover Design, Teacher: research, film preparation, oral history

Click here to watch the film on YouTube

Accompanying booklet: click here to read

“Margaret Damer Dawson and the Women’s Police Service” Project

Sound Architect Creative Media, 2016

From a research project with St Pauls School in Brighton about Margaret Damer Dawson and the start of the Women’s Police Service in 1914.

Project Manager, Film Script Writer, Director, Film Crew, Voice Over, Writer and Editor of the Booklet, DVD Cover Design, Teacher: research, film preparation, oral history

Click here to watch the film on YouTube

Accompanying booklet: click here to read

Class of Their Own Holiday Club

Teaching a session on Children with Disabilities for their Annual Training Day, 2016

“Be The Best You Can Be” Educational Film

Sound Architect Creative Media, 2015

From a project with five Uckfield primary schools in the Uckfield Town Schools’ Alliance to introduce Olympians and Paralympians to inspire children to identify personal goals and overcome obstacles.

Script Writer, Director, Film Crew

“The Fastest Girl on Earth” Educational Film

Sound Architect Creative Media, 2015

From a research project with Helenswood Academy in St Leonards-on-Sea about Dorothy Levitt: the first female racing driver.

Script Writer, Director, Film Crew, Cameo, Voice Over

Click here to watch the film on YouTube

“Animals in the First World War” Project

Life Wisdoms, 2015

From a research project with St Thomas C of E Primary School in Groombridge about Animals in the First World War.

Project Manager, Film Script Writer, Director, Film Crew, Voice Over, Writer and Editor of the Booklet, DVD Cover Design, Teacher: research, film preparation, oral history

Click here to watch the film on YouTube

Accompanying booklet: click here to read

“The Right to Refuse” Project

Sound Architect Creative Media, 2014

From a research project with Newlands School in Seaford about Conscientious Objectors in the First World War.

Project Manager, Film Script Writer, Director, Film Crew, Voice Over, Writer and Editor of the Booklet, DVD Cover Design including original artwork, Teacher: research, film preparation, oral history

Click here to watch the film on YouTube

Accompanying booklet: click here to read

“Puppets and Masks” Project

Sound Architect Creative Media, 2014

Project Manager, Teacher

A therapeutic project within the Mental Health Secure Unit at Hellingly using art, music and theatre; using puppetry to tell a story. Empowering, creative, confidence building.

“Chalk to Mouse” Educational Film

Sound Architect Creative Media, June 2012

Director, film crew, voice over

Educational Film with four different schools in East Sussex, looking at what school was like in the Victorian era, during World War Two and in the 1970’s; and how it differs from today.

Previous Experience – CV

The following link gives an outline of career history in a CV which up to 2010 when she left the corporate Local Authority sector. Susanne Crosby CV upto 2010