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Holiday Facilitators: Richard Layzell

skill, experience, warmth


Richard is an award-winning artist who exhibits and performs worldwide. His expertise includes performance art, photography, sculpture, film-making, design, drawing and creative writing.

With over 20 years experience in group facilitation, Richard regularly runs workshops in creativity in the UK and internationally. He loves working with groups of all kinds – recent highlights include dancers in Taipei, taxi drivers in Shanghai, students in Prague, learning disabled people in Glasgow and nursery school children in Essex. 

He has shown his work at Tate Britain and the South Bank Centre in London. In 2014 he co-directed and designed GLORY, a major commission for the Commonwealth Games at the Tramway in Glasgow. He lectures nationwide, leads a degree course at the University of the Arts in London and regularly works as a mentor to other artists. He has also worked as an artist in business, with the mission to bring more lightheartedness and community spirit to the workplace.

He is known for his playful and irreverent sense of humour and for inspiring creative risk taking. He delights in supporting other people to (re)discover and develop their spontaneity and creativity.

What people say about Richard and his courses:

So patient with Tai Chi, so patient and easy to follow. Very rewarding. 

Richard – fantastic – welcoming, respectful, inspiring.

Richard as director had a calming effect and wonderful art of inclusivity. Love his quirky style. 

A special mention to Richard for bringing it all together.

Richard Layzell is such a skilled Director who gives his all and really brings the community together.

Very meditative and healing. Thanks Richard. 

Valued Richard for great leadership and holding of community. 

Tai Chi excellent. 

Effortlessly held the group with fun and ease.

You gave us the invitation to explore the world afresh, to be open again to the wonder of the world!

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