Rising Tide

Royal Opera House Bridge’s annual conference Rising Tide was held at the historic Dockyards in Chatham on Thursday. The speakers had been briefed to be provocative and they certainly were. Julia Farrington in particular had me sat in my chair, jaw dropped and mouthing swear words to myself at her discussion of censorship and freedom of… Continue reading Rising Tide

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… Continue reading Featured artist – Thurrock Art Trail 2017


As part of my three week down time in December I spent a lot of time reflecting on the past year and where I wanted this year to go. I identified my key word: luminous; and core feelings: creative, well, devoted to the divine and peaceful. I figured out my intentions for the year, some of… Continue reading BHAGs!

#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.… Continue reading #oneword365 2017 Luminous

Making conducting accessible for all

  Most of the work that I do in the arts is on the management side of things, very rarely am I actually in the room when the work is being made. This May was different, I spent a week with Royal Academy of Music Open Academy students and the incredibly talented James Rose.  I… Continue reading Making conducting accessible for all