Growing health, connection and meaning through creativity in Northern Devon

On the day that Arts Council England publishes ‘Creative Health & Wellbeing’, its plan for working with health and social care, I’m pleased to share ‘Growing Health, Connection and Meaning in Northern Devon’, an impact summary of a culture, health and wellbeing case study I’ve just finished leading in Northern Devon. Northern Devon is one Read More

Three work highlights from a pandemic year

Today I noticed that 2021 is the 10th year of my independent arts and culture consultancy business. That’s got to be worth some chocolate. I’m delighted and grateful to have negotiated the bumpy 2020s with some degree of success, helping clients ranging from individual artists and creatives through to national development agencies. This month I Read More

Funding success for Vicky Lindo ceramics project

I’m delighted to have supported ceramic artist Vicky Lindo in her successful bid for Arts Council funding for her latest project, Dead Dad Book. With partner Bill Brooks, Vicky will make a brand new collection of work inspired by her research into the life of her late father, a Windrush immigrant, absent father and alcoholic. Read More

Out now: Devon D-Day heritage trail booklet

I’ll be delivering the last few Devon D-Day World War II Heritage Trail booklets this week. The guide commemorates 12 of the most important military and cultural sites of the Second World War in North Devon. It’s unique in including sites of both strategic importance and human significance, and highlights locations from Great Torrington in Read More