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Poetry Makers and Togetherness

Once upon a time we too were created…

Shortly after we began to play, sing, dance and make.

Gradually we understood the power of using our creativity to transform and adapt to any given situation. Whether it be the creation of a useful object or an idea, we simply put it into our hands, apply beauty, conscious awareness and a pinch of poetry.

With more than 30 years of experience, we have been activating spaces offering vibrant courses helping others to express themselves creatively in all fields.

As Two by Two Creators we collaborate with individuals, groups, museums and businesses, bringing in various local / international artists and designers to exchange their knowledge and their skills.

We encourage working and learning together to facilitate and cultivate creativity, as a social enterprise for artistic and creative growth.

Helene and Simone Bendix

Born in Denmark and raised in Italy, Helene and Simone Bendix are twins whose lives have become increasingly interwoven into a collaboration of creative wonder. Helene trained and worked as an architect in Bordeaux. A move to Italy in 2004 led to both design and architectural projects for private clients around the world. She has illustrated books, worked on styling and idea creation for Marie Claire Idées, Elle Danmark, Elle Decor Italia and Elle Decoration Deutschland and La Repubblica, collaborated on weekly Creative Ateliers for children and creative workshops for the local community. Simone’s acting career began at 17, leading to television and theatre work in the UK, Denmark and France where she now lives. Alongside her acting career, Simone has worked on interior design projects, creating brands using her skills as both designer and innovator.

Helene and Simone’s creative worlds formally coalesced with the creation of Edition Poshette, a luxury illustrated small leather goods brand with its own world of imagination and style. Working together, they have designed interiors for award-winning hotels, private housing and educational environments, as well as creating exhibitions and museum workshops; working with both adults and children. Their book ‘Paper Poetry’ has been published in six languages around the world.

Two by Two Collaborators
Synergy is inherent in all that we do together

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts and the relationship that the parts have to each other creates the most empowering, unifying and exciting experience.

By bringing our complimentary skills together and sharing our stories, ideas can flow and grow exponentially.

The Two by Two collective are:

Betty Soldi
A calligrapher, designer and creative thinker with a multi-faceted approach to a constellation of imaginatively inspired projects, Betty is known for her emotionally compelling branding, bespoke visual arts projects, graphic design communication, lifestyle objects, stationery and packaging collaborations.

Ben Nason Photographer.

Caitlin Swanson
A scent ambassador with in-depth knowledge of the history, philosophy and language of sensory communication and one of the original founders of the perfume house, Aquaflor Firenze.

Carla Mariani Architect and sculptor currently working with large scale water features for gardens.

Chiara Bartolozzi -Wordsmith & language Wizard

David Singh
Artist, painter, writer and overall creative genius with roots in the English underground art-world of the 1990s.

Daniel Galmiche
French Michelin-starred chef described as ‘the champion of classic cooking with a contemporary twist’. He firmly believes in always using ingredients from local and sustainable sources.

Isabelle Townsend
An actress who has created an interactive theatre project in English for French schools, performed with Irina Brook’s theatre company and currently working on a documentary based on ‘The Postman of Nagasaki’.

Kasper Winding
Composer, musician and producer who sees film and photography as an extension of his music. He is the founder of the ‘Hope Project’ to create a monumental building as a symbol of peace in Copenhagen’s harbour, working alongside architect Junya Ishigami.

Kathy Miller Artist and Graphic designer.

Lucy Wadham
Acclaimed British novelist, best-selling non-fiction author and award-winning screenwriter and playwright, Lucy also lectures in Writing for Performance at the University of Cambridge.

Micala Bendix Osteopath, breath worker, Ceramic designer

Mara Zepeda Co-founder of Switchboard; company providing training and technology to colleges, universities and independent schools around the world to create empowered networks enabling people to help each other to lead strong, resilient communities. Supremely gifted calligrapher.

Justine Bromage Personal trainer specialising in floor based pilates and sports massage.

Alexandra Lawrence
An expert in the language and art of Italy, Alexandra has worked in journalism and international education as a lecturer of art history and contemporary Italian cultural studies. Founder of Forma Sideris, a space to initiate conversations about art, books and exhibitions, historical figures, and places.

Camilla Bendix, Actress and acting coach

Tanya Kazeminy Teacher, Guide, Speaker

Elias Schjerbeck Musician and songwriter working in music education

Philip and Melanie Sandeman Graphic design, film animators and architect.

Helen & Isabel Rose Dancers trained in classical, modern and jazz.