Between the tides festival

Through the magic of social media, I found out about the ‘Between The Tides’ swim-lit festival happening in Whitstable. It was a swimming literary festival, I had to go!  This festival helped me to put into words what I have been feeling about swimming for a while now and why I have made it a […]

40 swims for 40 years

I turned 40 mid June this year. I am very much seeing it as a cause for celebration, and my friends and family, especially my husband, have helped me a great deal in that.  Recently I have been getting into open water swimming, I have always loved swimming and it has been instrumental to me […]

Having your own space

I am one of the few consultants in my field (arts & culture/not for profit), who has their own website. I have love affairs with social media and then stop. I invest lots of time Tweeting and sharing links. I post lots of photos. And then stop.  I’ve had a lot of thoughts about Instagram, […]

Dabbling in hobbies

I’ve always had lots of things on the go and I am always attracted to learning something new. I’ve finally realised that it is ok for me to try things out and see if I like them, and I love doing ‘taster’ sessions of new skills and crafts. I may take them up for a […]

Soul of a nation

Visiting the Tate’s Soul of a Nation exhibition reminded me how important art is, how it has the power to show others how things are, highlighting what is happening, both positive and negative. This is an extremely well curated show, with the first rooms shocking in their intensity and the outright hatred and violence that […]

Photography in the community

I’ve been running a series of photography workshops across Thurrock, as part of the Thurrock Art Trail 2017, where I am a featured artist. I wrote a blog post for ThAT: During this project, funded by ACE, and culminating in an exhibition at the Thameside Theatre, as part of the 2017 Thurrock Art Trail, I […]