Assistive Technology

I thought the MUSIC-CAN sessions were great and would love you to work with our children again. 

Carol Conway – Deputy Headteacher, Greenfields Special School

Forget-Me-Not-Productions provided a wonderful session full of exciting, interactive equipment most of the children had never had the opportunity to work with before. They were very punctual, friendly and patient with everybody! Thanks so much.

Caitlin Anna

I am very happy with all my therapies. I love my MUSIC-CAN sessions with Mel and Clary and how they have enabled me to be so creative. I love writing songs and I love the music video we did. I can’t wait to do more. I look forward to every session with excitement. I feel I am finally using my brain properly and I know what I am able to do now.

Jac Richards – Student, Home-schooled

Mel gave our daughter such an incredible start on her communication and wheelchair driving journey, and saw her potential. The emotion she showed yesterday when driving again was incredible for me to see, she’s missed her independence so much. We miss you!

Elizabeth Marston – Parent 

Case Management

Thank you to Mel and Clary so much for speaking at our training event. It was fascinating to see what can be achieved. I will take you up on your offer to come back and speak in more detail on eyegaze and environmental controls.

Julie Smith – Operations Director, Case Management Cymru

I know that when I introduce Forget-Me-Not productions to my clients they will have a tailored approach that is adapted to the needs of each individual, regardless of their level of ability. Clary and Mel open up a whole new world in terms of sensory stimulation, interacting with the environment and others, and outright fun.

Gwyneth Steddy – Director, Steddy Associates

School Productions

I would like to say that we, as governors, are very much behind the great work you are doing with our pupils and the production of ‘Grease is the Word!’ was nothing less than exceptional.

Bob Harris – Governor, Ysgol Hen Felin Special School

Forget-Me-Not Productions worked with our Junior Department on our production of Disney’s ‘Lion King Junior’ and ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour’ . Staff were excellent, and worked hard with our cast to ensure amazing performances. Thank you!

Sharon Smith – Deputy Headteacher, Abercynon Primary School

Inclusive Arts 

My daughter really enjoyed today’s performance. She is deaf and has CHARGE Syndrome and is 8 years old. She would never normally sit through a performance (not that she sat much!) but for her, she really engaged with the show. Thank you. 

Julia Rowe – Parent

We loved the ‘Elf the Panto’. We saw ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ 2 weeks ago and ‘Sinbad’ last week, but this was our favourite. I wish I’d posted it on my Facebook page as it was too good to miss. Well done to you all for all your hard work – you rocked it. We can’t wait for the next one.

Janet Owen – Parent

I have thoroughly enjoyed joining Forget-Me-Not-Productions in Jac Richard’s Adaptation of ‘Elf the Musical’. Sad to have performed the last one today but so privileged to be involved. Thank you, there has been some brilliant feedback. In a two year old’s words from today’s audience “Elf sow swas excellent”.

Rebecca Evans – Performer, Work Experience

Reminiscence Theatre

Forget-Me-Not-Productions gave a fabulous performance of well-loved songs from the forties. Our carers so enjoyed reminiscing and singing along with the girls. The production was well thought out and sensitively performed – a huge success.

Rosemary Bartlett – Carers Wellbeing/ Parent Carer Worker, Bridgend  Carers Centre

Thank you for performing ‘The 40s in 49 Minutes. It was very different – they all loved it. We’ll definitely have you back in the summer.

Katherine Martinson – Refocusing Nurse, Llandough Hospital

Thank you again for your performance of ‘Elf the Panto’, they really enjoyed it and it got us all in the Christmas spirit!

Sadie Cox – Financial Administrator, Hafod Care Association

Facilitator

Forget-Me-Not-Productions has demonstrated an ability to engage with a wide range of young people and has shown flexibility in adapting its approach to meet the particular needs and interests of the individuals involved. The workshops that Clary Saddler has delivered for Head 4 Arts have been of a high artistic quality and have been enjoyed by all participants.

Bethan Lewis – Project Officer, Head 4 Arts

Clary was an active, motivated and enthusiastic presenter who was an important part of our Outreach team. Visiting schools, Clary presented Techniquest’s Starlab, a portable Planetarium, which offers Astronomy shows for children between 3 and 16 years old. Clary also facilitated discussion and dialogue events for post-14 students, engaging them with issues surrounding genetics; and was also involved in the delivery of CPD for teachers on the challenging topic of genetics.

Chris Mason – Audience Services Coordinator, Techniquest  

Tuition

I was inspired by Clary’s talent and songwriting skills to put my emotions onto paper and hum my pain into a melody. She then composed music to the song for me and we recorded it in her studio. I was very proud to hear the finished result. Clary taught me guitar in that time also. She is patient, talented, modest, humble, generous, kind, introspective, dramatic, funny and clever; a genuine star!

Sali Curtis- Singer/Songwriter, Penarth 

I had singing lessons with Clary for over 18 months. She also taught me diction and speech techniques and Alexander Technique, which helped me speak more confidently. This has been beneficial for my work where I am expected to deliver presentations and speak authoritatively to large groups of people. Clary is an inspiring teacher. Lessons with her are great fun. She is honest and encouraging. Through her professional approach to teaching she has influenced me to experiment with more challenging material and taught me to laugh at my mistakes. The lessons have therefore developed my confidence and have had an impact in my personal and professional life.

Janet Sampson – Project Manager, Cardiff

Education

Clary’s strong understanding of examination structures and rigour allowed her to support the school and the pupils in all of the administrative duties that were required. She effectively took managerial control of the department and ensured that all administrative deadlines were met, as well as facilitating school trips to the theatre and external moderation visits, and coordinating the drama teaching of some non-specialist teachers.

Matthew Maughan – Assistant Head, Bassaleg High School 

Clary has written and established many new SoW’s for drama which incorporate new technologies as well as other exciting resource materials. She has also played a significant part in establishing the new specifications for both GCSE and A Level, due to our move from Edexcel to WJEC. In this respect, she has very much led the transition from one board to the other. She has organised the KS3 drama club which plays a key role in developing our young actors and contributes to the culture of Performing Arts that exists in the school. She has also organised a Battle of the Bands event and a Llanishen’s Got Talent evening which generated much enthusiasm within the school community.

Steve Fox – Head of Department, Llanishen High School 

Performance Artist

I am very happy to have worked with Clary, when presented with the challenge of turning my words into something more and making them come alive on the screen, Clary excelled beyond all expectations. She has an amazing vision and can interpret anything and make it spectacular. Her adaptations of my poems inspired me and I look forward to working with her on other projects in the future.

James McInerney – Published Author/Photographer, Northampton