Zoë Palmer

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Zoë Palmer


Zoë is a writer, facilitator, opera-maker and environmentalist who works at the intersection of the arts, health and climate justice. Her work centres underrepresented narratives and voices, very often exploring our relationship with the natural world, and has toured internationally and to venues across the UK.

As a facilitator she has worked for organisations including the Barts & NHS Trust, The Centre for Performance Science, The National Theatre and ENO.   She is particularly interested in the power of rest, and how we can move beyond sustaining our mental health and wellbeing to co-creating practises that support flourishing in the context of the climate crisis.  She is committed to creating a performing arts industry that holds values of kindness, empathy and self-care and its core.

She is a visiting professor of creative writing at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Tonic – For greater equality, diversity and inclusion in the arts