There has been a bit of a gap over the last few weeks and that was because of the TICC festival which went really well, and then recovering from that and then pretty much taking August off one way or another. I will be back to posting weekly again now – I have still been… Continue reading Unscheduled hiatus!
I have written an article which has been published on Arts Award Voice – the online magazine for young people doing their Arts Award. It is focusing on how to make the Arts Award work for you… Doing your Arts Award gives you a whole range of experiences and teaches you new skills. You need to make… Continue reading Arts Award Voice article
During Amazon’s Kindle Christmas sale I went a bit mad and bought lots of books which sounded good and were reduced quite considerably. There has been a mistake or two, but there has also been a few hidden delights Mark Forsyth’s book The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language… Continue reading The Etymologicon
I mentioned here that I was involved in the Britten 100 project which was being run by the Thurrock Music Services and how it is part of a much wider project, which huge numbers of young people performing across the country. Thurrock Music Services decided to approach this differently, rather than expecting the children to perform… Continue reading Britten 100 Friday Afternoons in Thurrock
I am the leader of the 4th Grays Rangers– who are the Senior Section (14-25) of the Girlguiding movement. This is a voluntary position which I have taken because I was a Guide when I was young and got so much out of it, but also because I want to help support young women in… Continue reading Care vs Control: healthy relationships
As part of my work for Trinity College London, on their Arts Award Supporter campaign I have been investigating different ways of presenting all of the information we hold in a way which is accessible for people. We all have preferred ways of receiving information – thinking of Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence theory, I personally… Continue reading Presenting information in the digital age
My latest newsletter has landed, and it can be found here if you would like to read it You can subscribe on the right hand side of this blog, or on the top left hand of that page.
I am an introvert – working in an extroverted industry and so I was really pleased to be asked to guest post over at the Business of Introverts. We tend not to speak about being an introvert and of course when you are self employed received wisdom tells us to do all sorts of non… Continue reading Guest post on the business of introverts
I was really happy to be asked to give a presenation at RADA today about the future of education and I was given the title ‘Fresh thinking in Education’. This was to a group of young people just coming to the end of the Stagecoach 3Dimensions course run in association with RADA. This was the… Continue reading RADA presentation
The arts and media are rather known for being a closed shop, and to get access to a job you would often have to do a lengthy, unpaid internship. Which I have a problem with, as it limits the number of people who can apply for the work to those who have families who are… Continue reading Internships