Quentin Budworth – is a socially engaged lens based artist, award winning UK Council trained filmmaker and musician. He studied Art History at Leicester Polytechnic specialising in film and photography then went on to study for a PGCE in communications at Huddersfield University and an MA in theatre and film at Sheffield University.
Quentin set up street theatre company ‘The Grinnigogs’ in 1985 and toured the UK, Europe and Japan for 20 years performing feats of strength, stupidity and skill, fire-eating, escapology, stilt-walking and playing medieval music to amused, bemused and mostly entertained audiences including the Queen. In 1995 Quentin set up the now legendary world music dance band Celtarabia and has taken their unique sound to most festivals in the UK and Europe.
From 2000-2010 Quentin was a lead artist for Creative Partnerships in Hull working on arts projects in 80+ schools in the city. In 2006 Quentin undertook training with the UK Film Council directing two award winning short films for them ‘Sticky’ 2006 and ‘Show and Spell’ 2007. In 2009 Quentin worked with pupils from Maybury Primary School, to create the ‘Local Heroes’ exhibition at Hull’s Maritime Museum a photographic and film exhibition part of the award winning Campaign! Make an Impact project with Hull Museum Education and the British Library.