January 1, 2020

I'm delighted to take on my first chair role with artist and curator, Tim Martin, as my Co-chair.  I'm looking forward to supporting our talented team as they build on our recent successes and realise our ambitions for Somerset's visual artists and makers and communiti...

September 19, 2018

Delighted to be working with Wells & Mendip Museum on their Search & Learn project.  I'll be developing activities to engage local people and tourists as well as bid-writing.  The "Search & Learn" theme, incidentally, comes from their founder Herbert Balch, who left sc...

June 27, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting this little fella created by a young person taking part in Young ProspectUS, a partnership project between Taunton Deane Partnership College (for young people unable to attend mainstream schools) and Somerset Art Works.  The workshop was f...

June 11, 2018

I've just had a cuppa and looked at the joyful faces of the young women from Strode College that created a banner with Dorcas Casey as part of Somerset Art Works' contribution to Processions (a mass artwork celebrating women's voting) that took place on Sunday 10...

May 1, 2018

The 2018 Cityread London launches today and I've been working closely with the team to think about the logistics of getting feedback from homeless readers as well as working with London's library services to gather feedback from audiences and book groups across London....

April 1, 2018

Last weekend I finally got to run a Half Marathon for The Lewis Moody Foundation and I'm so grateful to everyone that sponsored me.


March 3, 2018

I've been really lucky that so many people have been willing to support my first Half Marathon attempt and to make a donation to The Lewis Moody Foundation. I was all ready to run it tomorrow and then the snow came down and the race got cancelled.   


February 4, 2018

With about a month to go until my my first Half Marathon, I thought I'd share some thoughts about asking people to get behind my chosen charity.  What have I learned from this sort of fundraising? 

1. You've got to hold your nerve! I had a nervous few weeks wh...

January 1, 2018

I've been lucky enough to work with Arvon over the last 15 years.  Back in 1968, the poets John Moat and John Fairfax held their first course with a group of young people in a new Arts Centre in Devon.  In his memoir, John Moat writes about the conversation he had with...

December 6, 2017

Every now and then I am lucky enough to book onto a CPD course that is pitched brilliantly, is insightful, enjoyable and does what it says on the tin and more.  I spent a day at the New Economics Foundation, learning about how they are developing their thinking in rela...

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