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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May’s Reads

Another monthly round up of a selection of my reads. I have completely forgotten to take pictures this month, which isn’t very helpful! Lisa Congden swimming I loved this book, Lisa’s passion for swimming sings out from the pages, her illustrations are gorgeous and really bring the stories to life. Lisa’s infographics were informative and […]

Welcome!

Hello, I’m Jen Farrant. Consultant | Writer | Photographer. My blog is my space to experiment with thoughts, ideas and photos. Posts tend to fall into broad categories of: Creativity Living well & disability Music Photography Research & writing Strategic & creative thinking.  Scroll down to read the blog as a whole, or click through to read about my work: Consultant | Writer | Photographer | […]

Making conducting accessible to all…

  I’m really proud and excited to be involved as the project evaluator for the James Rose conducting development week at the Royal Academy of Music. This project is focusing on ways of making conducting accessible to everyone, regardless of their ability or disability. As you know, I suffer from an often invisible disability which does impact […]

Creating from a place of abundance

I have been writing 1000 words a day since the start of February, for this and my other blog, as well as sometimes client work or other creative projects. It has definitely proven to me that the more you write the more you write. I believe I have mentioned this in the past. I write […]