Are you sabotaging your creative work?

Are you self sabotaging your creative work by unrealistic, subconscious expectations? We had the committee meeting for my concert band last night, and the discussion turned to next year’s programme. We all talked through our thoughts about it and I said that I was worried because I have really struggled with this terms’ harder pieces. […]

Featured artist – Thurrock Art Trail 2017

I am delighted to have been selected as one of three artists who will be delivering community workshops in the Thurrock area, which will culminate in an exhibition at the Thameside Theatre as part of the Thurrock Art Trail 2017. I am going to be working with a diverse range of community groups across Thurrock […]

Ringcycle

I was recently privileged to be invited out to a local film shoot – Ring Cycle, a salvaged saga of place by local artist Hilary Powell. You can find out more here We were filming around Purfleet, in amongst the reed beds. I got to meet Loki, a trained raven, I was so delighted to see […]

Making Music accessible

I’ve been published in High Notes, the Making Music publication. It focuses on making music groups accessible to people physical difficulties. I have written extensively how playing in a band has made me a much better musician, but also how it has helped me to win back my sense of self, and something to focus […]

#oneword365 2017 Luminous

Happy new year! Last year I chose the word ‘contentment’ as my focus for the year, and although I think it was a good word for me I didn’t do any analysis on it beyond thinking of it at the start of the year. So, the process was rather a redundant one. This year it is different. […]