Anneliese Emmans Dean eco-edutainment info@theBigBuzz.biz
Be amazed ... Be amused ... Be afraid ... It’s Buzzing!
“Anneliese Emmans Dean has discovered the poetry in insects and knows a lot about them as well.
She has the Buzz!” Quentin Blake
Buzzing! is an edu-taining multimedia celebration of garden minibeasts, created and performed by me, Anneliese Emmans Dean.
Buzzing! has been recognised for its educational value for children and adults alike by the Royal Entomological Society. And for its entertainment value by venues, festivals and audiences up and down England who have hosted performances. Find out more
“Fantastic. Brilliant entertainment.”
Anne Ryder, U3A (University of the Third Age), York
Listen to a Buzzing! poem on BBC Radio 4, introduced by Jenni Murray
Listen to more of the Radio 4 Woman’s Hour interview
Each of my poems introduces you to one of the extraordinary tiny creatures that live in our gardens. I perform the poems to a backdrop of projected photos, interspersed with musical interludes. Choose between recorded music, or music played live by internationally acclaimed viola player John Rayson, who has composed pieces specially for Buzzing!
The show includes a world-first insect discovery I made in my garden in York, and tells you how you can make one too!
Buzzing! entertains all ages
- in schools - both primary and secondary
- in theatres
- at festivals (literary or science-oriented)
- in community and environment centres
- at after-dinner events
- at parties ...
In other words, anywhere there’s electricity to plug in the projector!
Our Buzzing! shows are evolving all the time, and there are many options in terms of length, themes, audience age, venue type, and follow-up activities. Find out more here!
‘It was funny, humorous, amusing and she never let us be bored’
Read more children’s views of Buzzing!
Read KS1 + 2 curriculum links
If you can’t wait for a performance, there’s my Buzzing! book (with a Foreword by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust) and my Buzzing! CD (a National Insect Week recommended resource). The CD contains over 60 Buzzing! poems and comes with a 16-page colour booklet, printed here in York on recycled paper, with over 80 of my close-up photos of garden minibeasts. Order yours now!
Listen to a sample Buzzing! CD track (mp3)
Find out more about the Buzzing! CD here
After the Buzzing! experience, your garden will never seem the same again!