I’m a writer, editor, creative producer, and researcher based in South-East London. The themes I’m interested in combine heritage, history, work, folklore, storytelling, community celebration and community action.
Over the years, I have chopped and changed industry, but started out as a journalist writing for music 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, complex consultancy jobs, and left-field artistic projects.
Since 2010, I’ve been involved in various music, art, and creative projects – helping set up the Kings Cross based folk record label The Folkroom, running story-telling projects like One Summer Soundtrack and The People’s Recipe Book, and helping develop infrastructure for South London’s artist community.
As a 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 2016, I graduated with 1st Class Honours BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Goldsmiths, which has led me towards a range of independent research projects relating to food, farming, and in-work urban poverty. This has also led to a handful of commercial research projects including work in museums, strategic consultancy groups, books, and advisory work to public services and funding.
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.
I’m a member of The Creative Society’s Step Up program.