Creative Practice

Vicky is a British/Welsh poeteditormentor and creative practitioner. She has worked as a freelance creative practitioner and educator for 24 years. During this time she has devised, managed and delivered numerous creative projects, courses, and programmes across writing, filmmaking, journalism, radio, graphic design, visual art, multimedia and photography. She has undertaken commissions as an artist and designer, a filmmaker and, in more recent years, a writer. (You can find examples of this work in All Projects and Long Term Projects).

Vicky has vast experience of facilitating, teaching and training people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in a wide variety of contexts and settings. A passion, and much of the focus of her work has been, and continues to be, supporting the artistic and professional development of young people. For the last 15 years, significantly, young writers.

As a project manager of numerous creative projects, often with multiple strands, Vicky programmes events, markets activities, builds partnerships, manages budgets, gathers feedback, writes funding bids and reports, employs other artists and supervises volunteers.

Related qualifications include:
Post Graduate Certificate in Education, 14+PGCE (University of Huddersfield 2013)
Certificate in Writing (University of Sheffield 2008)
BA (Hons 2:1) Degree in Fine Arts (Sheffield Hallam University 1998)
Professional Photography OCN Level 3(2002/03)

“Vicky is an exceptional tutor of creative writing. She creates a space in which every writer is able to achieve their best and feel their work is valued and important. Her teaching supports and encourages beginners and advances experienced writers. Her significant experience as a tutor and mentor over many years has guided many emerging writers to significant award and publication success. Vicky is a pleasure to work with, supporting her co-tutors as fully as her students. Passionate and generous, she creates innovative and engaging workshops which build enjoyment, skill and confidence in writing, and which, evident from numerous anthologies and award-winners, generate spectacular creative work.” Poet, Jonathan Edwards

Vicky has taught, mentored and led wider-ranging workshops & creative projects via numerous community and creative organisations, services and bodies across the UK including:

  • Arvon
  • Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre of Wales
  • Signposts/Writing Yorkshire
  • The Poetry Society
  • Apples & Snakes
  • The Poetry Business
  • NHS Foundation Trust
  • Off the Shelf Festival of Words
  • Wakefield Literature Festival
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of York
  • Football Unites Racism Divides
  • Poetry Wales
  • The Writing Squad, Engage
  • The Civic Barnsley
  • Millennium Gallery
  • Sheffield and Barnsley Museums
  • Sheffield Libraries
  • ROAR Rotherham
  • Lovebytes International Festival of Digital Arts
  • Site Gallery