Cheryl Beer

Cheryl Beer
Award Winning Creative Director making social change through the mediums of sound, story & mantra

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


Don't want to sound like I'm boasting or anything folks, but I only went and got a DISTINCTION for my MA Drama!! I will be graduating in December. I can not tell you how much this means to me and it has already led to a whole new area of research based arts work for me that I had not thought would be the outcome when I started. In fact, now that I have finished, I am so interested to see how all that I have learnt settles into the way I create. I can already see the impact in my community arts work, but when I go back now to write my own songs or stories, when I perform, when I devise work, how will it be now?

I have so much work going on right now that it is difficult to find the time to write properly. There seems to be a flurry of potential funding with deadlines that mean there is not the time to be as artistically considered as I would like in the applications.

I will be completely honest with you, in my heart I just want to 'be'. I want to paint, and play and sing, and write and be with nature; I want to lie on damp moss, paddle in ice cold sea, smell of open fires and open my soul to stone circles ... I want to sleep late into the morning and wake up next to my ukulele smiling at me. I am excited about creating, I am re-born, I am exhausted but I am ALIVE!! And this feeling of being an Artist, of 'being'; this renewed presence with creative self, is worth more than every cap and gown in the graduation ceremony.