Hull, East Yorkshire, Uk
Creative Director of Hull International Photography Festival http://HIPphotofest.com, Co-curator of The HIP Gallery and Studios. CEO of The Creative and Cultural Company; this includes managing & Co-curating POP (Pride Of Place) Arts Space in Princes Quay Hull, , managing The C&C Artist Studios , developing studio/exhibition space and support services to artists and the creative & cultural sector, facilitating the Creative & Cultural Gateway Group, creating cultural partnerships internationally. Currently also in 14th year as a BBC Presenter/producer. Started and host the unsigned stage (BBC Introducing Stage) at Leeds Festival for the last 10 years. Work at many other events as a Photographer including Womad for over 20 years. Previously produced & location managed for MTV, BBCi & BBC2 and taught Camera Skills at The BBC. Youth & Community Arts Facilitator & Event Manager since 1992. Outreach Coordination at Arts Council NPO Higher Rhythm in Doncaster, Managing a Creative People and Places funded project & 5 strands of development including Music Industry Yorkshire.Specialties: Creative solutions, connecting people, opportunities & resources. Photography/Music/Art/Creative/Cultural Industries Development. Experienced Social Enterprise Director & CEO developing sustainable business through communication, creative strategy, partnership, collaboration, resource management and a passion the arts. Session Drummer/Percussionist supported by RhythmTech, RegalTip & Dream Cymbals & Founder member of The World Drumming Network. 25 years experience in community and youth arts. In social and formal education settings, arts centres, festivals, street work teams, youth centres, rural mobile units and galleries. Over 13 years experience of presenting/producing award winning new music radio shows and television shorts, plus Camera Skills tutor and location manager for the BBC.Drummer in endoflevelbaddie & Celtarabia.