Introduction To Presenters

We are indebted to Dave, Lauren and Hugo for their inspiration and hard work in helping to develop this tool.


Dave Young

Dave is a creative artist, poet, composer and performer. He got involved in the ‘Seen but Seldom Heard’ project in 2012 and with them performed his poetry at the opening of the Paralympic games at Weymouth. Since this project Dave has been refining his skill of performance poetry at a number of events nationally, He is currently the writer in residence at Pavilion Dance South West where he writes a poetic response for the performances every week. Dave has also performed with The Remix since 2007 and with them, performed at the Opening of the 2012 Olympics at Weymouth. The Remix performed a piece called ‘Breathe, battle of the winds. As part of’Breathe’ Dave travelled to Brazil, where he worked with a Brazilian disability dance group and made links as part of the Olympic and Paralympic legacy. Dave is currently part of Diverse City’s moving on project Remix Gold, he has performed with them at a number of outdoor festivals including The Southbank Centre.


Lauren Taylor

Lauren Taylor is 20 and from Bournemouth. From a young age, she’s always had an interest in music – particularly with singing. Through the years in her school life, she gained confidence by singing in front of audiences. People gave her so much positive feedback that she was eager to go and study music at college (ACMR) for a year. Over the year, she learned how to write songs and improve her singing technique. Nowadays she’s auditioning for various talent contests such as “The Voice” and “Britain’s Got Talent” – she says, “…to hopefully get my voice heard in this world!”


Hugo Lucas-Rowe

Hugo Lucas-Rowe is a 20 year old student currently studying for BTECH level 3 in Performing Arts at Bournemouth and Poole Collage. He enjoys making digital music in his spare time, examples can be found on Sound Cloud:

However, Hugo’s main passion is acting. When he finishes his BTECH, he is hoping to go to drama school. Hugo is a member of the National Youth Theatre. He played Mustard Seed in the Brownsea Open Air Theatre production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in 2012, and has played Willy Wonka in the Victoria Education Centre school production of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.