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A Spray of Hope: Poetry and Prose from Lockdown 2020

I’m absolutely delighted to share with you, A Spray of Hope: Poetry and Prose from Lockdown 2020. I am thrilled to have my submission, ‘The Third Stair’ published in this anthology of works by NHS staff, key workers and those isolating during 2020. You can find out more here.

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I recently submitted a piece of fiction to the ‘Writing For Wellbeing’ initiative at University of Liverpool. The Science & Literature Hub ran the course throughout the Covi-19 lockdown period and encouraged people to write in response to 9 different themes. You can read my practise pieces,  The Tin Opener and Gone Fishing, on the blog.

I submitted ‘The Third Step’ a piece written in response to a prompt entitled Talking Through Technology, to potentially be included in a printed Anthology of works, collated from all writers who took part.

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This is my submission to the Love Not Fear ‘Visions of the Future’ digital vision board. ‘Economy Class’ was taken on a Canon 1300D in Stockbridge Village, Liverpool. The image is meant to illustrate a post-apocalyptic landscape and what might be if we fail to invest in our communities and our environment. You can read more about it here.

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The Covid-19 lockdown has seen some incredible acts of ingenuity and generosity in my local area. From food banks to community clapping, morale-boosting street bingo, and more. I was incredibly proud to offer my support to Liverpool Digital Music Festival which went out on a live, free across the globe, over May Bank Holiday weekend.

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Donations came in as more than 100 acts took to a live Facebook and website feed to entertain the masses, all in aid of Liverpool NHS Trust and the national initiative, Save Our Venues. Watch and listen back, here.

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Pre-COVID, I was tasked with discovering a whole lot more about my beloved cup of coffee thanks to a partnership with Kogarashi Coffee. This Wirral-based independent coffee roaster was seeking to boost its blog offering and so I set to work on why chocolate and coffee are the perfect partners. Find out more about Kogarashi Coffe, here.

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I joined The Blue Room podcast and made my debut in March 2019. As an Everton fan, it’s been an incredible honour to join Radio Five Live and BBC Journalist Dave Downie and Sports Writer Matt Jones on the most listened to Everton podcast.

Since adding my two cents worth on everything Toffee related, I’m now the host of a brand new strand of The Blue Room. Women on The Ball shines a spotlight on Everton Women, their fans and life as a pro-female footballer. Watch episodes 1 – 3 of Women On The Ball and the latest news from The Blue Room, here.

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Since joining The Guide Liverpool in 2015 I have worked on a number of key client accounts in both editorial and broadcast. From BBC Sports Personality of the Year to Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Matchroom Boxing, MCM Comic Con, British Style Collective and at Anfield for the Champions League final 2018.

My passion for sport has afforded me the opportunity to profile and interview sporting greats and with an exciting programme of events coming up, including the 2019 Netball World Cup and Cricket World Cup, I’m keen to expand my knowledge and experience in this field.

 

 

 

 


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I feature as a regular guest on Radio City Talk in Liverpool, commenting on the news and political agenda. I also represent The Guide Liverpool on a weekly ‘What’s On’ news round-up of local events.


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I have presented live at Ignite Liverpool, a platform that encourages people from all walks of life to take the stage with a 5-minute presentation on a subject of their choice. From ranting about rates of pay to the perils of finding love in a digital world, I’ve learned a lot about how to interact with a crowd at these events.

 

 


The only NCTJ diploma training provider in Merseyside, and the best. I am asked back to my original NCTJ course training college, COLC to brief students on life as a freelance journalist in Liverpool. Read my student articles here.


Read my reviews for Urbanista here.

 Read my opinion pieces for Love Scene Online here.

 

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