France for Interreg

*written on Saturday on the train from Amiens to Paris* The past couple of days I have been in Amiens in France for an Interreg project for THEATRE IS… and the GatewayLearning Community. I will leave the explanation of the project to those websites, which will be updated soon, but I just wanted to share […]

MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy

I am very proud to have passed my MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths with a Merit! I loved my time at Goldsmiths and the opportunities it has provided for me to stretch myself, especially on my dissertation, business plan and giving me the confidence through the Entrepreneurial Modelling module to become self employed, […]

Arts council cuts

There is a highly depressing article in the Guardian today entitled How deep do the arts council cuts go? Although the whole article highlights time and time again the negative impact of the cuts on the arts, what really stands out for me is the cuts to the education departments. By far the hardest-hit department […]

Shakespeare Schools Festival

I am delighted that I am going to be working with the Shakespeare Schools Festival in the Autumn 2012 period. I will be working in several venues, including the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend;  the Gordon Craig theatre in Stevenage and the Broxbourne Civic Hall in Hoddestone in Herts. I will be working as a host and a […]

Values and your business

Values are tricky, it is easy to say that they are important to you when things are good and everything is easy. It is not so easy to stick to them when opportunities come up. I had the chance to be featured in a national newspaper, admittedly talking about the importance of proper inhaler use […]

ACE cuts impact

The BBC has spoken about how More than one in 10 arts companies who lost all of their core Arts Council of England funding have shut down or are closing, according to research. I have to say I am not surprised, this is very tough times for arts organisations,  with local councils having cut their […]

Each one teach one

Plan B is a young, hip-hop/rapper, whose work I had admired for a while now and he recently spoke at the Tedx Observer meetings. His message is ‘each one teach one’, taken from a Jacob Miller song, the idea being that we can all help one person to reach their potential. This is what I […]

E to C at English GCSE

I was delighted to get a phone call this week, telling me that a boy that I did one to one tutoring with for 12 weeks moved from an E grade to a C grade in his English Language GCSE exam. This is wonderful news: English Language GCSE at a C grade or above is […]