Norman Bailey is a visual and performing artist with over three decades experience in theatre, radio and film. His passion for storytelling has taken him into writing, directing and producing. Along the way he's been fortunate enough to have been involved in some great productions by, amongst others, Disney, Cameron Mackintosh and the BBC.
Norman made his West End singing debut at the Astoria Theatre and he still performs regularly around the West End. Back in the day he ran his own Blues and Jazz nights in Drury Lane, Covent Garden.
His long-standing schools, libraries and education programmes are still going strong.
To find out more about his current storytelling projects pop over to storybookers.co.uk for more details.
He returns to his home city of Birmingham quite often and was particularly happy when he toured a show that played at his old stomping ground, The Birmingham Rep. That particular production, Sounds in Sessions, also played at the Hackney Empire. More recently he directed 'Where's Norman Beaton Gone?' at RichMix and the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London
Rehearsal for 'Where's Norman Beaton Gone?' at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre
Norman has also worked with
Norman is also a creative entrepreneur. Taking the business and retail skills he picked up managing concessions in Harrods and Selfridges he has gone on to establish two London based art galleries. The Mango Red Gallery in Camden was the first. This was followed soon after by the Local Gallery in Muswell Hill, North London.
Norman is currently the Development Officer at Studio 306 CIC.
He's creating a development programme that will enable the North London Social Enterprise to better serve its community.
The aim of the studio is to empower disadvantaged individuals by offering a creative space for those who are recovering from mental illness. It's a place where they can rediscover forgotten skills, develop new ones and boost their confidence within a working environment.
Norman Bailey Performer. Business Success