The other week on Gaydio (shameless plug alert, listen at gaydio.co.uk/nw) we spoke to Susie Green from Mermaids, and Caroline Hollick from Red Production Company, about what life is like for gender variant young people and their families in 2018. I'm really chuffed with this item. Firstly, because despite being an LGBT+ radio station, we […]
Projects don’t always go to plan; and Creative Breaks was a classic example. But failing, and running into the failure at full speed, is a great way of learning and improving projects for the future.
Trying new things, they say, is good for you. So what about revisiting old ones? On Monday, I met the 2016 Creative Breaks team for the first time. In some ways they’re very different to what we were like twelve months ago but in other ways they’re just the same, finding their feet in the […]
Yep, I think it’s time I just accepted it: my life is weird.I mean I try to be normal but it’s like I just attract strangeness. Like a magnet. That strange, smelly, drunk guy on the bus always sits next to me; getting poo-ed on by birds; being travel sick on a train. I mean […]
Not all additional needs are visible, and it never hurts to ask someone what you can do to help. After all, who knows what they need better than the person themselves?
Art in Mind, like my new project on ADHD, could not have happened without generous people giving of their time and, often, heartfelt experiences. To help them tell their stories is a real privilege that I hope I never take for granted.
Death, as they say, comes to us all. To wake today to the news of Sir Terry Wogan’s passing is no less heartbreaking for that. From my all too brief experience working in the media, I can only imagine from others what a joy and pleasure Sir Terry must have been to work with. I […]
One of my little bugbears is how so many of the great mental health resources that are our there (there are some there, honest… you just have to spend days of your life hunting for them) are so badly presented. In this day and age when there are eight-year-olds producing iPhone apps and writing code, […]
Being a fledgling filmmaker, I occasionally watch something and really appreciate the sheer effort that went into making it. This is one of those videos. Plus it appeals to the science geek in me. Enjoy 🙂
Creative Breaks, as well as allowing me to work on a great film myself, led me to work alongside other amazingly talented film-makers, artists, writers and others. One of those people was Alex Webb, and the Jam Street team who worked on the truly awesome film You, the Silence and I. There’s nothing I can […]