Culture Force consultants join forces to provide a full flexible service for cultural organisations. Founded in the World Heritage City of Bath, we work across the UK. Helen Horler works with clients and consultants to pick the best professional or team for the desired outcomes.
Helen's vision in forming the Culture Force team is to offer individual well managed projects that increase visitor numbers, public understanding, participation and enjoyment. Helen is particularly interested in creative programmes that improves and promotes wellbeing.
Helen Horler BA (Hons) PGCE PGCert AMA - Director and Consultant
Helen has worked in the heritage and cultural sectors for 20 years and is a qualified teacher. Experienced in a wide range of organisations from independent multi-award winning Brunel's ss Great Britain to managing the education programmes across the South West for English Heritage, she adapts her approach to suit the organisation and its goals. Formerly a senior manager at The Bishop's Palace, Somerset and trustee of cultural organisations including the South West Fed, Helen has a proven track record of working collaboratively to fundraise, write successful strategies and deliver a range of projects. Helen specialises in devising, planning and evaluating for projects funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England and has guided up to 300 volunteers at a time through major change.
She has extensive experience of developing programmes for new audiences; in particular award-winning learning programmes. Holding a first class degree in illustration, Helen's illustrations are commissioned by clients including The Royal Collections Trust for the national exhibition 'Leonardo 500'.
Louisa Aldridge MSci, PGCE, MEd - Associate Education Consultant
Louisa has 10 years experience of teaching science; engaging children aged 5 to 19 in innovative science experiences both in the classroom and beyond including cross-curricular education resources for Field Studies Council and Arcelor Mittal. Louisa has extensive experience of planning and delivering a wide range of training programmes, from individual coaching to workshops for over 50 teachers and is a Specialised Leader in Education. She has worked collaboratively with Science Learning Centres to deliver high quality professional development for both experienced and trainee teachers. As an Assistant Head Teacher and Head of Science she has also led teachers through considerable change and enjoys support organisations seeking to develop their staff or volunteers.
Michael Loader B Ed - Interpretation Trainer, Storyteller and Live Interpretation
Michael works and plays in the realms of Education, Storytelling and Theatre and created the Somerset Storyfest in 2012. Michael thrives on working with a variety of people and has held residence as storyteller in hospitals and worked in various live interpretation roles, being asked back year after year.
Michael's fun approach to training and facilitation empowers all he works with, bringing powerful results that have a direct impact on visitor experience. His work has taken him to the streets of Germany, the corporate world of Switzerland, personal development in Spain and telling stories in a dark cave!
Tamsin Mosse B Ed (Hons) - Community Engagement Consultant
Tamsin is a skilled community engagement specialist. She has extensive experience working in a visitor services focused role and has worked with volunteers throughout her career, originally starting out as a teacher. She is particularly enthusiastic about creating volunteering opportunities that involve the whole family as well as those that concentrate on wellbeing. Tamsin brings a sound understanding of marketing and communications to maximise project reach.
Nick Church - Photographer
Nick specialises in shooting professional and family portraits, weddings and most recently, heritage and architectural projects with Culture Force. Nick's photography recently featured in a 'Rising Star' feature in a professional photography magazine, with the editors particularly impressed with the unique, contemporary and stylish element to his work.
Nick has a professional and commercial background in civil engineering and software design which is evident in the project management and professionalism he brings to every project. Combined with his skills at working with people, this allows him to create the high quality work he is known for.
Angela Frankham BA (Hons)- Model Maker & Animator
Graduating with a First class BA Hons in Animation Angela has worked as a model maker at Mackinnon & Saunders including high profile productions such as Corpse Bride, Pingu and Bob the Builder. Remember those infamous Dairylea Adverts and the Duracell Bunny? Angela was involved in those and worked for Aardman Animation on the 'Change for life' adverts. Angela prides herself on high quality work and runs regular animation workshops teaching children the magic of stop frame animation developing children’s creative and storytelling skills.
Culture Force Consultancy works with a selection of reliable suppliers of bespoke audio visual interactives.
We designed and installed Chiltern Open Air Museum with a talking well a 'scented clothes chronological timeline. We have worked with museums and the National Trust creating reminiscence boxes for older people with beautiful replica scones and pleasant smells! We appreciate this might need a little explanation...