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18 January 2021
Gorse Hill Winter Lantern Festival.

It was a delight to work with Gorse Hill Studios and Gorgeous Gorse Hill on their first Winter Lantern Festival. The lantern designs were a celebration of the area and were based on artwork already featured in the area from past community art projects....

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01 November 2020
50 Windows Of Creativity in Manchester

I was so delighted to create an art filled window for the 50 Windows of Creativity art trail in my home city. A project which has transformed 50 of the the city’s windows into an innovative art gallery which takes you on a creative journey around the...

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28 April 2020
Birchfields Primary School Mural

Last year I worked closely with staff and pupils from Birchfields Primary school to create a HUGE mural in their school hall. What first started out as a 'can you paint a tree for us?' enquiry turned into...

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17 September 2019
Den making

I love delivering den making sessions!

Den making is a great creative activity that encourages good team work and problem solving skills, its great

for...

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community consultation techniques
18 April 2019
Community Engagement

Artists can play a vital role in engaging communities with neighbourhood planning and new developments. Good community engagement can help to build trust and understanding, can remove physical, social or language barriers, it can tap into valuable local...

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15 February 2019
The Brilliant Benefits of Arts and Crafts

In my role as an Art Educator and Facilitator I've had the pleasure of delivering some very lovely family friendly craft workshops over the years, here's a few photos of my favourite sessions delivered at The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and...

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07 March 2017
The With Love Map

Last year I was asked to illustrate a map of the UK for The With Love Project, who were on a mission to meet people creating things with a real passion and purpose. They took a 2 week trip...

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04 September 2015
The Stretford Starlings on Chester Road

Last year the lovely community group Gorgeous Gorse Hill - who aim to improve the appearance of the local area through art and gardening, asked me if I’d like to paint a large mural around the walls of an old block of toilets, on Chester Road in Stretford....

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03 September 2015
Dig the City – Manchester’s Summer garden festival

For seven days in August Manchester city centre was filled with show gardens and floral installations, live music and fun family activities. Gorgeous Gorse Hill had a show garden at the event. Their theme was “A Garden on Every Street Corner“ and...

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01 September 2015
Bee Tattoo

I was thrilled to be contacted by Emma to design her first tattoo for her. She had seen my work and asked if I fancied designing her a bee to go on her arm. Which is great because I love bees, so I jumped at the chance. I created a few sketches and we...

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