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 […]

Being a part-time wheelchair user

This blog post has been inspired by this great mumsnet article (not a place I frequent usually) about how a wheelchair user feels she has to ‘perform’ her disability. When getting out of my wheelchair to climb into the car I have two signature moves. One is to stand up and to loudly declare to […]

The fight for a wheelchair – part 2

This is part 2 of 3 read part 1 – here I emailed Access to work and said I was very flexible (ha!) and that I could easily fit around him if he had a late notice cancellation. As I said my ROH managers sent an email directly to my Access to Work assessor explaining my […]

The fight for a wheelchair – part 1

After several times at work when I was not able to work short distances anymore I realised I needed a wheelchair. It had got to the point where I was avoiding going anywhere as I was afraid my legs were going to collapse underneath me. I tried crutches and these were great for short distances, […]

Back from my break

I am back from my break now and I am quite proud that I managed to have a complete break – no work emails, phone calls, blogging. I managed to stay away from Pinterest, Feedly, Instagram and Twitter too. I stayed on Facebook, but I just keep that for friends and family rather than business […]