I am director of a Community Interest Company, VIEWFINDERUK CIC, which develops young people through the various creative arts, enhancing their confidence, personal and professional skills sets and celebrating their creativity. I am also a professional and qualified writer, with a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Birmingham City University and i have been a proud resident of Birmingham all my life. Along with my companies young person focused work, I also produce original film material, often written and developed by myself and i have had films featured at various festivals, including two in Hollywood. My other big passion is History and I have always loved learning about the past and passing on that knowledge in order to develop understanding, pride and a sense of nostalgia.
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Yesterday we hosted a really informative live chat about working with consultants . We heard first-hand from consultants about why their work is important and how it can help with your HLF application or project delivery, how to go about employing them and who much it costs, and importantly, how to... read more
On the 21st and 22nd February I attended the BRICK Conference 2018. The conference was titled ‘Learning for the Future: How to evaluate the impact of heritage projects’ and across the two days delegates and speakers explored the importance of evaluation in heritage, what it entails and how to do it... read more
The FSC BioLinks project aims to improve our capacity for recording and monitoring natural heritage by providing training in invertebrate identification and recording. It soon became apparent during our consultation that the sector was having difficulty recruiting young adults as active biological... read more
Last week we hosted a really lively live chat about engaging young people in heritage . In fact, it was our most popular live chat to date! It was great to hear first-hand from young people about why they love heritage, why they think others should love it too, and how we can all go about removing... read more