March 2018. Museum of London project
March 2018. SENSE it! workshops. National Gallery.
18th February. Family poetry workshop. Keats House Hampstead.
February 16th. British Museum performance workshop.
February 14th. Manchester reed trio concert.
February 9th. Museum of london project session.
February 6th. Sense it! Workshop at the National Gallery.
January 31st. SEND Conference.
January 29th. Museum of london project start.
January 16th. British Museum. Adults with learning disabilities workshop.
January 1st. London gala Orchestra. Darlington.
December 20th. Manchester reed trio concerts. Chester.
December 18. Bassoon recital for dementia patients. Manchester
December 6th. Bassoon recital and talk. London
December 4th. Bassoon recital and talk. Winchester
December 5th. Open city. Soundscapes and sculptures
29th November. Business team building orchestra.
26-27th November. SENSE it! Workshops. The National Gallery. Titian Bacchus and Ariadne.
26th November. North Radio Orchestra concert London.
25th November. Bassoon Liverpool Sinfonia Opera Gala Concert.
20th November. Beautiful End project at Heron Corn Mill. Cumbria.
8-10th November. Orchestral workshops. Bremen Germany.
October 25th. Manchester reed trio concert. Manchester.
October 24th. Manchester reed trio concert. Sheffield.
October 19th. Manchester reed trio concert. Rippon Yorkshire
18th October & 1st November. The National Gallery special educational needs project SENSE it!.
October 14th SEND network conference. (Attended)
2nd October-Manchester reed trio concerts in Bradford.
23rd September. North Sea Radio Orchestra concert South Wales.
12-15th September. Lost zoo project Southwark schools.
9th September. Dance and improvising project. Batley Yorkshire.
7th September. British Museum, development workshops.
10th August. Arts Award Stop frame animation workshops.
13th August. Magic carpet children and families under five workshop.
17th August. Research and development, movement and music.
July 2017 National gallery. Three SEN schools music and art project culmination.
July 2017 Community Dance. Bassoon and electronics.
Ad Hoc Dance presents
….an evening of 5 contemporary dances, created by the dancers with choreographer/artistic director Ruth Jones…….accompanied by live and recorded music, with bassoonist, Luke Crookes….presented in an informal, cabaret style at The Carlton Club, Carlton Road, Whalley Range, Manchester……. at 8.30pm until 9pm on Thursday July 6th….free of charge, no need to book, just turn up…..the bar will be open during the event… come and say hello and have a cheeky glass of wine?
Ad Hoc Dance is a community, contemporary dance company, open to anyone (18 years plus) enthusiastic about dance ( no previous experience required). The next course will commence in September/ October. To join, contact Ruth at the details below.
Dance Artist/Choreographer/Axial Dance
July 2017 Wigmore Hall. Children’s opera. Bassoon playing in the band.
July 2017. Women’s Co-housing Project London. Creative workshop
July 2017 North Sea Radio Orchestra. Manchester & Frome. Bassoon playing.
July 2017 National Gallery. Magic carpet children and families workshop.
Sheffield Youth Orchestra. Workshop notes for students & recording. April 2017
Opera North the projects for children with severe aspergers and autism.
Growing of this gracefully. London-based community group exploring World War I.
Liepzig Gerwanthaus Orchestra and Barbican. Student and Orchestra project.
Scheffield youth orchestra. Music, creativity and cognition to achieve artistic playing.
Baringa partners. Whole company Orchestra.
London vegetable Orchestra. British Telecom whole company vegetable Orchestra
2000 – 2003 Principal Bassoonist of the Cyprus state chamber orchestra.
2004 – present Bassoonist of the North Sea radio orchestra
2013 – 2015 Principal Bassoonist of the London International orchestra.
Workshop Employment (long term)
2005 – 2014 Hospitals workshop tutor GSMD
2006 – 2013 Creative workshop leader, Charles Dickens Primary School London
2007 – 2014 Collaborative skills workshop tutor GSMD
2008 – 2011 Associate workshop leader of the Philharmonia orchestra
2009 – 2014 Creative workshop leader, Evelina Children’s Hospital
Workshop projects include:
BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Family Proms Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal London hospital
Royal Free hospital
Evelina Children’s Hospital
Whips Cross Hospital
UCH University College Hospital
Cambridge, teenage psychology unit
Galleries & Heritage sites
The National Gallery
The Wallace Collection
The Natural History Museum
The Prince’s trust
Music and Drama Colleges
Guildhall school of music
Royal college of music