About Us

Creative Odyssey Projects are Arts related projects which aim to give support and create opportunities for artists to develop ideas, collaborate and present their work to diverse audiences. The projects bring creative communities together in various ways and share making skills through workshops with community groups with a commitment to presenting contemporary art in an accessible and professional way. Above all we aim to inspire and make positive impacts on artists and audiences.

We fundamentally believe in the power of the arts to create cohesive communities, impact positively on everyone’s mental wellbeing, health and happiness and are committed to sharing this vision with diverse groups of people.

We are based in Raveningham, rural South Norfolk, where we hold events and workshops throughout the year.

Meet The Team

Sarah Cannell – Creative Odyssey Director and Curator

sarah.cannell1@gmail.com – 07718 390108

The Creative Odyssey Project is steered by Artist and Curator, Sarah Cannell, who has over 20 years of curating experience in a variety of rural and urban venues across the UK including Centre Point (London), Baskerville House (Birmingham), Wembley Point (London), Bally Shoe Factory (Norwich), Theatre Royal (Norwich) and many more. She started the Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail with Nicky Stainton and Geoff Doggett and ran it at Earsham 2014/2015, supporting Curator Dulcie Humphrey in 2016 and at the Raveningham site 2017/2018/2019. She has a unique ability to inspire and engage people in the Arts as well as being able to develop creative concepts which often involve large numbers of people to diverse audiences. Please email Sarah if you are interested in finding out more or taking part in future exhibitions and activities sarah.cannell1@gmail.com.

Liz Cannell – Raveningham Site Manager and Creative Odyssey Team

cinnamongallery@gmail.com – 01508 548406

Liz has grown a successful business at the Raveningham Centre over the past 30 years as a bespoke picture framer, exhibitions specialist and has proven experience of running large scale, creative arts events. Liz has organised various events and community projects over the years at Raveningham including Norfolk Open Studios Taster Exhibitions, Festival in the Garden, music events, antiques markets and the popular annual Easter Egg Hunt and Folk Day. Most recently she has hosted the Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail at Raveningham between 2017 – 2019.

Lizzie Lawrence – Creative Odyssey Team

Fern Spray – Creative Odyssey Team

Dana Sonn – Creative Odyssey Team

Dana is a highly organised individual and teaches full time at a primary school in Suffolk, she is the team treasurer.

Vicky Russ – Creative Odyssey Team

Creative Odyssey Volunteers: Henry and David Thomas, Nathalie Chidley, Hannah McMorran, Bella Brown, Andrew Sonn… we are always looking for volunteers to join our team. Please email sarah.cannell1@gmail.com to find out how to get involved.