theBigBuzz blog is written by me, poet, performer and writer of eco-musicals, Anneliese Emmans Dean, to record the multifarious goings-on in my garden and in theBigBuzz.

I founded theBigBuzz in 2007 to bring poetry to life, to promote sustainability through creativity, and to foster learning through laughter, rhythm and rhyme. Based in York, England, I travel the country putting on ‘edu-taining’ poetry shows, workshops and eco-musicals in schools, theatres, festivals and beyond. My books include the award-winning Buzzing! Discover the poetry in garden minibeasts, and the forthcoming Flying High! Discover the poetry in British birds.

You can get a flavour of what I do by checking out these videos.

And you can find out a lot more at my website, theBigBuzz.biz.

You can contact me at: thebigbuzz@gmail.com

Anneliese Emmans Dean,

Anneliese Emmans Dean

My garden is on the outskirts of York. It’s only about 8 metres long by 8 metres wide, but it’s buzzing with wildlife – as you’ll see from the posts in this blog, and from my Buzzing! book, which contains oodles of poems, photos and factabulous facts inspired by the minibeasts here. Buzzing! has a Foreword by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and is a National Insect Week recommended children’s book and teachers’ resource. It was nominated for the 2013 Carnegie Medal, shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize and won the 2015 NS Teachers’ Book Award for poetry.

Cover of my book Buzzing!

Cover of my book Buzzing!

If you’d like to experience the multi-media show that is Buzzing! – my award-winning, fun celebration of garden minibeasts in poems, pictures and music – or any other of my poetry shows or workshops, then please contact me (thebigbuzz@gmail.com) to talk about arranging a date and venue.

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Alternatively, come along to a show near you or have a listen on one of my poetry CDs, read my ‘Rhymes of the Times 2010’ book on Kindle or put on one of my acclaimed eco-musicals.

More information about all my poetry shows, eco-musicals and workshops is available at my website, www.theBigBuzz.biz

Anneliese Emmans Dean – thebigbuzz@gmail.comwww.theBigBuzz.biz

All the images on this blog and on theBigBuzz website are copyright Anneliese Emmans Dean. Unauthorised use or reproduction are prohibited.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. so sweet! enjoyed reading about what you do. makes me feel good just to know.. thanks for the website. I was actually searching on “photos of inside scotrail” and saw one of you in front of the Montrose sign… well, we are planning a trip to Montrose, Scotland from Alaska, to search for relatives.. It’s a small and magical world if we choose to see it that way. thanks! Kelly in Juneau, Alaska

    • Thank you for your message! It was great to hear from someone so very far away. You’ll love Montrose and surrounding area. It’s stunningly beautiful (especially when the sun shines). I recommend the Montrose Basin Visitor Centre. The wildlife you see from there is amazing. Enjoy your trip to Scotland, and I hope you find the relatives you’re looking for! All the best, Anneliese, in York, England

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