I am a writer, editor and occasional musician based in Greater Manchester.
My personal interests include art and design, architecture, cities and town planning, regeneration, public space, social history, film, canals, food, travel, walking (urban) and cycling. My professional interests encompass education and co-operatives.
I have been writing as long as I can remember, including for fanzines, student publications and the local press throughout school and university. More recently, my writing has been featured in a wide range of publications, both online and off-line, local, regional and national, on topics as diverse as social housing, the media, art and clubnights.
I have undertaken a number of collaborations with artists, designers, writers and organisations to produce publications and organise events, from film screenings to the Victoria Baths Fanzine Convention.
I regularly hits bells and bang drums with Manchester School of Samba, and sing and play guitar and violin in the Shrieking Violets. I also play second violin in Oldham Symphony Orchestra.
I am currently a PhD candidate researching 'Pictures for Schools: Art, Education and Reconstruction in Post-war Britain' in the Grenfell-Baines School of Architecture, Construction and Environment at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston.
Image: Ashton Canal, Natalie Bradbury