creative producer, arts curator and cultural omnivore*.

My whole schtick is using culture to make big ideas more accessible.

In the last seven years I have demystified philosophy at the HowTheLightGetsIn festival, popularised poetry at Poet in the City and made climate change compelling to the creative community for Julie’s Bicycle.

i work with organisations to empower new audiences and build resilience across the creative sector

*and now proudly a fellow of the royal society for the arts.

WHERE I'LL Be NEXT:​​​​​​​​

  • THURSDAY 28th november: hosting the creative entrepreneurs and freelancers meet up at the roundhouse

  • WHO'S NEXT? PODCAST WITH ZARA bryson, out soon.

WHERE I'VE JUST BEEN:​​​​

  • FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER: SPEKTRIX CONFERENCE, DETAILS HEREtuesday 19th noVEMBER: ACHATES PHILANTHROPY PRIZE CEREMONy AT RICH MIX

  • friday 25th october: the big tent leader's summit with vince cable, matthew d'ancona and julia hobsbawm.

  • SUNDAY 20TH OCTOBER: FORWARD PRIZES FOR POETRY 2019 AT THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE. Read about the winners in the Guardian, watch the viral reaction and listen to the podcast 

  • THURSDAY 26TH september: hosting the creative entrepreneurs and freelancers meet up at the roundhouse with trevor hardy, what we seee 

  • TUESDAY 9TH JULY: ACE TEN YEAR STRATEGY REVIEW, BARBICAN CENTRE

  • THURSDAY 4TH JULY:'THE FUTURE OF CREATIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE' AT THE ROUNDHOUSE

  • wednesday 26th june: WHAT NEXT YOUNG VIC, PRESENTING ON THE ACHATES PRIZE, READ MORE HERE

  • FRIDAY 21ST JUNE: presenting AT CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN'S CONFERENCE, 'cultural spaces: temples or town halls?', on pudding and reimagining our cultural spaces

  • wEDNESDAY 5TH JUNE: OUT OF body experience, southbank centre: chairing a panel on gender, disability, place and the body. tickets here

  • THURSDAY 28th - SATURDAY 30th MARCH: ietm hull PLENARY MEETING 2019

  • TUESDAY 26TH March: driving change in our sector and society, roundhouse

  • saturday 23rd march: moving museum inspiration day at battersea arts centre, more information here

  • saturday 9th march: CANDIDA STEVENS gallery, CHICHESTER: INTRODUCING 'ROUTE' BY CELIA COOK. MORE INFO AND ESSAY HERE

Got an idea for a project?

Need brilliant performers, panellists or public artwork?Looking for a host for your event? Want a steer on a career in programming?

THROW me your creative challenge and let's get cracking.