Apart from performing together with Stewart from time to time, Carol Henderson is also a writer, broadcaster and apprentice iconographer. As a former Artistic Director of First Floor Theatre in London, she was responsible for the studio venue’s successful, sell out productions, commissioning such artists as BAFTA and Olivier Award winner, Virginia McKenna, Time Out Performer of The Year, Roy Hutchins and a Perrier Comedy Award winner, Milton Jones. As a qualified Myers Briggs practitioner through Oxford Psychologist’s Press, Carol has conducted advanced level workshops in industry, media organisations, theological colleges and local communities.
Carol has broadcast on BBC Radios 2 and 4, and American radio, and as a performer in her own right has presented her stories in the UK, USA and Canada, appearing at such venues as The Albert Hall, London; The University of Toronto; Stanford University, California, and The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, New York. Carol’s other radio work has included drama readings on various Radio 4 historical documentaries as well as the long running strand, Something Understood.
In recent years, Carol has rigorously devoted herself to the traditional study and practice of iconography, in the ancient Byzantine tradition of painting with egg tempera and ground pigments, under the Prosopon School tutorship and encouragement of Dr. Irina Bradley, Deacon Nikita Andrejev, and Annie Shaw. Carol is, at present, fulfilling commissions, and in the summer of 2018 was invited to present four of her icons as part of a group exhibition Writing in Gold, at the Conquest House Gallery, Canterbury.