theBigBuzzTM was set up by me, Anneliese Emmans Dean, in 2007, to bring poetry to life, and to promote:
- wellbeing through words
- sustainability through creativity
- learning through laughter, rhythm and rhyme.
Through the poems, multi-media shows, workshops and eco-musicals that I create, theBigBuzz provides eco-edutainment for all ages.
theBigBuzz is based in York, in the north of England. Its projects run up and down the country.
theBigBuzz is run on the permaculture principles of:
- earth care
- people care
- fair share.
This includes supporting local, national and international charities:
- theBigBuzz 2007 calendar raised money for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
- sales of theBigBuzz CD have raised money for a wide variety of charities including Botton Village, Cancer Research, Martin House Children’s Hospice, Relate, St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, York, Brunswick Organic Nursery, York Cemetery
- since 2008, sales of theBigBuzz Christmas Card (Yuletide York) have raised money to help make York nurse Wishart Malinga’s dream of building a school in his home village in Malawi come true (see www.mwabi-institute.org.uk)
- a photo of mine was used in a Marks and Spencer 2012 calendar to raise money for the Woodland Trust
- theBigBuzz workshops and performances promote the work of, for example, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and York Environment Centre/St Nicholas Fields.
And theBigBuzz is proud to take part in initiatives such as:
In 2008, theBigBuzz won the Merchant Adventurers’ Award for Enterprise.
In 2011, Compost! The (mini-)Musical was awarded the Garden Organic Master Composters Award for Innovation.
Explore theBigBuzz website, and theBigBuzz blog to find out more ...