the big issue in the north

10:22 08/10/2012

I have been working as a regular freelancer for the Big Issue in the North since 2007. I’ve written a huge variety of news and feature articles for the magazine, on subjects including archaeology, town hall cuts, mental health services, arts council funding, and homelessness provision. In addition, I’ve contributed travel pieces about Spain and […]

manchester communications academy

18:48 07/10/2012

Working with Manchester Metropolitan University’s Centre for Urban Education, this nine-week project in May to July 2011 taught 20 12-year-old pupils digital filming, still photography, interviewing and reviewing skills. Pupils used the skills to create reviews and a documentary film in response to a visit to see ‘Flashback’, an exhibition by world-renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor […]

manchester health academy

17:28 07/10/2012

In June 2011, Creative Partnerships asked me to create an online radio station with a group of 14 Year 10 pupils at Manchester Health Academy, Wythenshawe. Workshops focused on learning interview and note-taking skills, whilst becoming familiar with the recording equipment. We also identified a number of issues of importance to the area. These included […]

stockport school

20:31 06/10/2012

Creative Partnerships asked myself and film-maker Will Aldersley to develop documentary and interview skills with AS-level students at Stockport School. Students took a walking tour of Offerton, and a film documented the day. The group also attended a local forum, interviewing residents and and capturing their views on how the area could be improved. Following […]