Play and Learn Team: Susannah Lambert

Susannah Lambert looking backwards towards the camera holding out a cape in the style of peacock feathers.

Hello everyone, I’m Susie, and I’ve been working at Nottingham Contemporary for about 10 years. I love it, as I get to combine a lot of my interests; play, being creative, making a mess, dressing up, and having lots of fun. I particularly love to see lots of people of different ages and generations enjoying our activities together.

I really enjoy linking other areas of the activities to our theme, so I love creating playlists, so the music is all in keeping with the workshop or encouraging families to dress in a particular colour or style for an activity, so they match the theme. I have 2 children, who often help with planning or test runs of activities to see what works well.

When I’m not planning activities, I love crocheting, especially bright, large pieces for community arts, or things I can wear. I follow a pattern, but sometimes I just make it up as I go along, creating designs and letting them take shape as they grow. I make costumes for my family to wear at festivals, usually these are using recycled materials, and involve sewing, which I’m not so good at, but I will give it a go! Luckily, my husband and kids are quite happy to wear them, maybe I should make some for our pet rats too?

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