I’m a writer, editor, creative producer, and researcher based in South-East London, currently working at the BBC as part of a network of disabled journalists and producers on the Extend In News scheme.
At the minute, I’m mainly focusing on producing radio for BBC World Service and other radio stations.
I’m a member of The Creative Society’s Step Up program and part of the Clore Emerging Leaders network.
My work branches a range of skills across ideas and brainstorming, production, research, design, and journalism. The themes I’m interested in combine heritage, history, work, folklore, storytelling, community celebration and community action.
I am most comfortable working with writing, but make films and radio, and create more experimental projects working with artists, illustrators, and various other collaborators.
Over the years, I have chopped and changed industry, but started out as a music journalist writing for blogs and national newspapers. This work has included commissions for Vice, The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Red Bull, and Dazed.
Since then a large proportion of my work has been devoted to bringing together projects, from regional to national festivals to complex consultancy jobs and events.
More generally, I do these things:
As a creative and events producer, I’ve brought together work for Glastonbury Festival, Thames Festival Trust, Museum of London, Independent Venue Week, Brainchild, STEEZ, Cable London and a range of others.
In 2018 I started to set up In Our Own Words, a project to collect and record stories across the UK. By creating interesting projects grounded in immersive approaches to collection and storytelling, the hope is to help refresh and update the way people use oral history and audio techniques in the heritage sector.
Clients include: BBC, The Guardian, Vice, Glastonbury Festival, Tate, Thomas Cook, Shelter, Lambeth Council, Nike, Converse, Stanhope, Museum of London, Royal Parks, Penguin Books, Pan Macmillan, The Walcott Foundation, Trust for London, The Creative Society, Human Appeal UK, Thames Festival Trust, Independent Venue Week, Trinity Laban, Channel 4, and Brainchild.