Liam Norcott

Adult Learners' Week Transformation Fund Award
North West

Liam’s attendance of the Real Surreal course – part of the Just the Ticket project – has taken him on a personal journey of discovery through creative writing and short video production.

Liam is described as ‘a man of few words’ who doesn’t want to be defined by his past; instead, his written work allows him to express who he is now. Liam attended every session, participated in group discussions, and produced some heartfelt written work during the course. He studied women and surrealism and, as part of this, attended an art gallery exhibition, a film screening and a theatre performance.

When Liam was given a video camera at his first session and asked to produce a short film for the next session, he returned the following week with four short films, each highlighting his concept of home in a different way. Liam now hopes to continue his learning and enrol on another Just the Ticket course. Nominator Elaine said, “...his participation and enthusiasm for learning inspires everyone he meets.” Liam reflected, “I enjoyed the course Real Surreal. I don’t often write stuff. I liked the company and I felt they were a source of inspiration.”

Award Winners
“I enjoyed the course Real Surreal. I don’t often write stuff. I liked the company and I felt they were a source of inspiration.”
Liam Norcott, 2010 Award Winner