What I’m up to

Heritage Meet 2019

Heritage Meet 2019

As a freelance arts practitioner working in the community heritage sector, it can be hard to map out what is happening locally and who is who. Becoming part of the People’s Heritage Co-operative has really helped in changing that, putting me in contact with people who are passionate about history, ...
A community media project for Balsall Heath

A community media project for Balsall Heath

As a cheerleader for my neighbourhood, the much maligned and misunderstood Birmingham suburb of Balsall Heath, it was only natural that at some point I would end up developing some kind of media project for Balsall Heath.… Continue reading →
Marching forward

Marching forward

The Winter Solstice has become a point in the year for me to reflect on my work and learning journey on this little blog. Before I switch off my laptop until January, here are a few musings. Grab a cuppa and enjoy! My work this year has had an almost ...
Enjoying the obstacle course

Enjoying the obstacle course

Why are we making kids jump through hoops when they could enjoy the whole damn obstacle course?… Continue reading →
Lucy’s Story

Lucy’s Story

I was recently involved in delivering a film project with Geese Theatre at The Farndon Unit, a secure mental health unit for women.  It was fantastic to collaborate with Emma and Ruth, experienced practitioners with a real passion for and belief in transformative arts provision.  More to the point, they ...
Birmingham Heritage Week film screening

Birmingham Heritage Week film screening

The 'Birmingham Friends of the Earth at 40' project culminates this weekend with events to coincide with the annual Birmingham Heritage Week.  As part of the celebrations, I will be screening my film 'Birmingham Friends of the Earth: Then and Now - 40 Years at the Warehouse'.… Continue ...
Planning, collaborating, telling stories

Planning, collaborating, telling stories

Planning, collaborating, telling stories.  All the stuff that I love.  Here’s a bit of an overview of what I’ve been up to so far this year. I have spent part of this year working part time as a Project Co-ordinator on ‘Living Memory’, a two-year Heritage Lottery supported project that records ...
Solstice reflections

Solstice reflections

Solstice Greetings! As this is my final day at work until January I wanted to mark the end of the year by thanking everyone I’ve worked with over the past year. I’ve fed off your enthusiasm, energy and expertise. You know who you are.   Projects have covered Hedgehog habitats, ...
Friends of the Earth – doing some digging

Friends of the Earth – doing some digging

Intrigued by the pioneers of environmentalism in Brum? From the early days of environmental education, paper recycling, practical actions around sustainability and creative street actions, there is so much to explore and uncover through the Birmingham Friends of the Earth Heritage project that I’m currently involved with. We are currently ...