Listen in…

Here you can read and listen and to a selection of pieces, that I have written:

I Taste – Chester Zoo

I was comissioned by Chester Zoo to create a workshop for families about Sustainable Palm Oil. This poem was on display during the workshop.

What Now – Family Arts Conference

The Family Arts Campaign Conference in November 2021, we commissioned me to create two special stories, which were presented during the conference.

This spoken story interweaves tales of family experiences during the pandemic. This is a story of how creativity helped to bring joy and meaning during challenging times.

Sarah Parker Remond

Commissioned by Manchester Art Gallery and Made for Key Stage 3 nd 4 audiences.

In collaboration with Venessa Scott, this short animate film explores of Sarah Parker Remond, an American lecturer, activist and abolitionist campaigner.

CAUTION: The video features the use of a racist term in the context that it was used in the 1850s, which some viewers may find distressing.  

You can find an accompanying lesson plan exploring youth activism on the Made website here

Together

Together started life as a challenge. To write a poem a day for 42 days that could be enjoyed by families. Something for everyone mum, dad, grandparents and children. It was written in Autumn of 2020 and published in 2021. You can buy a copy here.

Before

‘ She was 6
when they died,
one hundred years ago.
The same age as
my daughter now.’

Felicity is trying to understand what came before. Her children play in the next room and she wants to give them roots. She travels back in time to explore her family history connected with Music Hall, Early Cinema and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. A story told with song about family, history and why we should ask while we can.

Wild Wonder

This collection was written and recorded with family audiences in mind. It was produced under Stitch, you can discover more stories from this collection here.

Motherhood

Motherhood started life as a series of creative writing workshops with Davenham Theatre. From the stories shared at this workshop, I wrote Motherhood a full length play that explores caring, mothers, dementia, maternal mental health, the role of women and how it has changed.