Signposts/Writing Yorkshire (07–15)  #2

Roles: Writing Facilitator, Development Worker (2007 – 2015)

Key roles and achievements:
As a writer
I worked as a freelanced writing facilitator and development worker for Signposts/Writing Yorkshire consistently for 8 years…

Hive Young Writers Network 2016-

Roles: Founder, Coordinator & Lead Facilitator (2016 – ongoing)
Hive delivers high-quality, accessible writing activity across: artistic, developmental, cultural, therapeutic and social needs, supporting young people to reach their potential through: guidance, skill-building, showcasing platforms, mentorship, resources, development pathways, awards, publication and…

The Youth Word Up (2012-21)

Roles: Writing and spoken word facilitator
Publication: Collation and design

As part of his guest curation of Off the Shelf in 2012, poet, novelist and activist, Benjamin Zephaniah…

Red Raw

Red Raw – Poetry Collection

Role: Editing, collation and design

Red Raw is a self-published poetry collection…

Letters Home – animating WW1

Creative writing & introduction to WW1 facilitator
Editor/Voice over recorder
Exhibition publication collation & design

As part of the development of the Sheffield and the First World War Exhibition, Museums Sheffield engaged…

Pieces of Me (2009 & 2014/15)

Young people: One-to-one facilitator & interviewer
Publication: Editor, content writer and designer

The Pieces of Me series were publication projects resulting from…

Picture the Poet – Young Poets Project (2014)

Role/s: Writer & poetry facilitator

I supported young people from Sheffield and Rotherham to produce…

Generation Journalists

Generation Journalists Programme 2013
Role/s: Workshop facilitator supporting the delivery of Generation Journalists across photography, design, film and journalism.

I supported the might Justine Gaubert (entrepreneur, social-enterpriser and all round creative talent), to…

Dyslexic & Loving Words (2013)

Dyslexic & Loving Words (Film 2012/13)

Role: Film maker, researcher, editor & interviewer

“Fascinating and moving.” Sir Ken Robinson, Author & Educationalist

In 2012, motivated by my own experiences…

The Arthur Wharton Story

The World’s First Black Professional Footballer

Support content writer/research
Creator of related written resources for schools
Branding and design for publication & exhibition

Creative writing & resilience building (2012)

Role: Creative writing facilitator

This was an 8 week project aimed at young women (16 to 25), introducing creative writing as an…

Right Here | Researching Mental Health Services

Roles: Interviewer | content writer | designer

I conducted one to one interviews with young people, who had been involved in Sheffield’s Right Here project, about their experience of accessing Mental Health Services

PX Youth Media Project (2012)

Project coordinator
Writing & media facilitator,
Film maker, publication designer

I managed the project overall and led regular creative writing sessions and mini projects in film and photography often working alongside actress Stacey Sampson. We spent a lot of time out in the community engaging with young people on the streets, and in local libraries and schools. I edited videos from the projects and put together ‘I come from…’ a book of all the work that was created on the project.

The Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Young Men – A Guide (2012)

The Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Young Men –
A Guide for young men and professionals & poster campaign

Role/s: Content writing, editing, collation, design & photography

The booklet offers advice and guidance to professionals who….

The Thick and Thin of it

The Thick and Thin of It – Poetry Collection by Donna Jones

Role: Editing, collation and design of 67 page publication, 2012
Film advert: audio/editing

The Thick and Thin of It is…

Cube Magazine (2005-12)

Cube Magazine Journalism & Media Project

Role/s: (Oct 2005 – 2012)
Project Manager
Trainer (journalism, graphic design, photography, film/documentary)
Supervisor, mentor, editor
Graphic designer for Cube in print (2008 onwards)

Cube Magazine was a pioneering vocationally focused journalism and media project…

Words in Pixels (2011)

Words in Pixels young writers’ installation (2011)

Installation artist – collation, editing & design of audio/visual installation

Words in Pixels brought together a selection of short pieces of poetry and fiction written by 42 young writers from across South Yorkshire. The pieces were…

Sexual Exploitation – A Guide for foster carers (2011)

Role/s: Content writing, editing, collation and design

A comprehensive fold-out leaflet offering Foster Carers advice and….

Raw Voices (2011)

Young people:
Coordinator & poetry/spoken word workshop facilitator
For Our Rawmarsh, Our Lives publication:
Collation, design & editing

Raw Voices (Jan 2011 – March 2011) was a Rawmarsh&Me…Unlimited project, led by…

Toulouse Lautrec in poetry (2011)

Toulouse Lautrec in poetry (2011)
‘Nuit des Musées’, Musee Toulouse Lautrec, Albi, France.
Roles: Writing facilitator & artist

I led creative writing workshops around the life of painter, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec…