Reigate and Redhill Music Festival, Affiliated to the British & International Federation of Festivals
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Vanessa J Buckley L.S.D.E, S.T.S.D.

Vanessa has been a performer in speech, drama, music and dance from a very early age.  She first gained a passion for the spoken word through taking LAMDA examinations, later gaining her LAMDA teaching diploma.  As a teacher, she has her own school of speech and drama with students ranging from nursery to adults where youth theatre is an integral part of her school programme.  She also tutors professional interview technique and conducts master classes and workshops as well as individual teaching for those with speech difficulties and additional needs. 

As a director and actress, Vanessa ‘trod the boards’ performing as the Fairy in Pantomime for 8 seasons.  She has worked on TV productions including – HOLLYOAKS, COURTROOM DRAMA, EMMERDALE, RIVER STEEL BLUES, HEARTBEAT, THE ROYAL, and DEAD MAN WEDS.  Vanessa currently directs for Walk On Touring Theatre Company.

Vanessa also promotes an anti-bullying campaign, she provides assemblies and workshops to schools on anti-bullying. She also runs courses on internet safe guarding.  Since 2009 she has spoken regularly at the palace of Westminster to politicians.

Vanessa has presented on Teachers TV and given seminars at the Education shows.

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