About

Clear, creative communication 

Creative writing, research and production

  • 2020 Board member Hexham Community Partnership and Forum Cinema, Hexham.
  • 2019 Completed `Chain Reaction’ – a novel
  • 2017 Move to Northumberland
  • 2005 – 2017:  Cultural Enterprise Office: Adviser and coach for creative practitioners in Scotland. Qualified as SFEDI Premier Adviser.
  • 2007/8 Co-manager NESTA Ideasmart investment programme for entrepreneurs
  • 2015 Joined Scottish Book Trust Live Literature scheme; qualified as Arts Award Adviser
  • 2015 Founded Spinning Pizza Arts ‘using drama to make reading tasty’   www.spinningpizzaarts.org
  • 2013  Dreaming Scotland: Creative producer for this immersive sound and visual installation, and contributor to the book (ISBN 978 1 85119 207 6 Edited by David Griffith). Funded by Imagining Natural Scotland.
  • 2013 Playwright: Lost in a Book, a site-specific library play for family audiences, funded by Creative Scotland
  • 2012  Playwright: Lottery – a site specific play for libraries. East Renfrewshire Arts tour a production directed by Charlotte Allen.
  • 2012 Volunteer interviewer: Noting the Tradition, oral history project about piping heritage based at The Piping Centre, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 2012 Creative producer for ‘Words and Music’ – public writing workshops with musicians, for “Aye Write” Annual Book Festival, Glasgow.
  • 2009 Librettist:  Opera libretto, Passiflora, with composer Sally Beamish, part-performed as part of the National Opera Studio (London) showcase.
  • 2006 Author: ‘A View’: publication about the work of Cultural Enterprise Office
  • 2004-6 Regional administrator  Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), promoting services and devising events for Scottish-based members.
  • Freelance research and copywriting for brochures, websites and exhibitions
  • Founder and facilitator of book club for 12/13 years olds at Douglas Academy, Milngavie, Glasgow  and creative writing club ‘Café Review’ in  local bookshop for 12/13 year olds.
  • 2002 Screenwriter: Frozen Assets,  with composer Stephen Adam; selected for production via the Short Film Factory Eight and a Half scheme, winning prizes for sound and drama.
  • 2002 MEDIA Sources screenwriting for youth workshop, Sweden.
  • Newspaper feature writing covering campaigning topics  for the Herald newspaper and others
  • 1998 – 2001  Content writer, curator and researcher for three Scottish millennium science exhibitions: The Big Idea (Ayrshire) , Glasgow Science CentreSensation (Dundee)
  • 1993 – 6 Devised and administered several film and television producer training courses for Scottish Screen Training; delivered two Scottish Skillset employment surveys
  • 1989 to 1993 As administrator, established the first Scottish office for the Producers Association for Cinema and Television (PACT) including initiating first Scottish co-production conference, Sharing Stories.
  • Voluntary work with young people, Chair of local School Board, Home and Family Management
  • 1974 – 1985   Researcher (as Lowri Garland) for many series of arts, sport, religious and children’s programme departments for independent broadcast television companies in London, Southampton, Leeds and Newcastle.
  • Compiled and edited publication ‘Photographic Collections in the North East of England’ for the (then) Northern Arts Association to secure the region’s photographic heritage.