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If my formal education prepared me for anything specific it would have been life as a literary critic. I took a different path but I still know a great deal about literature, literary history and culture, and have always maintained a strong complementary interest in visual art, architecture, music, and film. Locally I have been involved with the Folkestone Art Trust, an organisation working to curate and relate the rich story of visual art in East Kent. I designed, substantially wrote and edited the catalogue for the trust’s most successful exhibition on Thomas Hennell (click here for a PDF of the complete document).  The trust’s work is part of wider efforts to use art in support of Folkestone’s economic regeneration. I’m involved in those efforts in many ways, having written the original website for the town’s Creative Foundation, and worked on several other projects including a community newsletter and the presentation of planning applications (designed to persuade the essentially conservative local authority to allow more adventurous design in the refurbishment of the old town).   I validated the professional writing degree curriculum for the University Centre here (part of Canterbury Christchurch University), which was fostered by the Creative Foundation as a regenerative initiative. I’ve written catalogue materials to support some of BT’s art sponsorship activity and revamped a quarterly newsletter/programme for Turner Contemporary in Margate. In the past I’ve also written in depth about architecture for Pilkington Glass. I blog regularly about film, writing, art, politics and culture. I care about creative practice for its own sake.

Arts

If my formal education prepared me for anything specific it would have been life as a literary critic. I took a different path but I still know a great deal about literature, literary history and culture, and have always maintained a strong complementary interest in visual art, architecture, music, and film. Locally I have been involved with the Folkestone Art Trust, an organisation working to curate and relate the rich story of visual art in East Kent. I designed, substantially wrote and edited the catalogue for the trust’s most successful exhibition on Thomas Hennell (click here for a PDF of the complete document).  The trust’s work is part of wider efforts to use art in support of Folkestone’s economic regeneration. I’m involved in those efforts in many ways, having written the original website for the town’s Creative Foundation, and worked on several other projects including a community newsletter and the presentation of planning applications (designed to persuade the essentially conservative local authority to allow more adventurous design in the refurbishment of the old town).   I validated the professional writing degree curriculum for the University Centre here (part of Canterbury Christchurch University), which was fostered by the Creative Foundation as a regenerative initiative. I’ve written catalogue materials to support some of BT’s art sponsorship activity and revamped a quarterly newsletter/programme for Turner Contemporary in Margate. In the past I’ve also written in depth about architecture for Pilkington Glass. I blog regularly about film, writing, art, politics and culture. I care about creative practice for its own sake.
Society
Internal Communication