Vix Southgate has been writing stories and poems all her life, inspired by the likes of Dr Seuss, Roald Dahl and Spike Milligan, and she has a catalogue of over 300 poems, silly rhymes, and rhyming stories.
Vix has always found creative ways to express herself. From her early years in amateur theatre, to becoming a Set Designer for TV, Film and theatre she has expanded her skill-sets to many areas. She is a qualified cabinetmaker and decorative artist, and has recently taken her pleasure of writing quirky stories and poetry to create informative children’s books.
Vix’s creativity, knowledge and ability to fully understand technical and complex information enables her to simplify it into an easy readable format for beginners.
She has also developed books from conception to publication, which has given her a good understanding of all the processes involved in producing a quality product and targeting her audiences effectively.
Her main aim is to impart information in creative and innovative ways, which engage with children and potentially initiate life-long interests and passions.
In addition, Vix has worked with the British Council researching and writing about Russian achievements in space, and is a leading expert on Yuri Gagarin. She is the developer of CASSiE – a creative marketing initiative to help engage children with the wonders of space, spaceflight and exploration. She also manages World Space Week for the UK (every October 4-10), works with astronauts and cosmonauts, including Helen Sharman, Anatoly Artsebartsky, and is the European Manager for Apollo 15 NASA Astronaut, Col Al Worden.
Vix is available for talks, readings, signings, literary festivals, schools and events.
She also offers fact-checking, proof-reading and editing services for publishers and individuals.
Vix is a STEM Ambassador and is DBS certified.
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