Louise Bardgett

I’m an independent movement specialist and collaborative artist working predominately in education, care and health based settings. I am delighted to be working as part of the Create Gloucestershire team; managing the Talent Development strand and test programme - Art of Libraries.    

With a particular interest in working with the very young and older people, I enjoy working collaboratively and deliver large-scale, outdoor projects and training across the Midlands as part of theVERYidea artist collective.   Having come to the end of a 3 year Creative Ageing programme in residential care settings with people with dementia in Gloucestershire,  I have recently formed a new exciting collective, Open Arms Artists' Collective with other dance/storymaking practitioners who work creatively with older people. 

I have over twenty years experience in Community Dance as a Practitioner and Programme Manager, including Dance Animateur for Warrington BC, Education Manager for Dance4 in Nottingham and before relocating to Glos, as Programme Manager for Creative Partnerships in Coventry.