I have been a dramatist for many years, studying it and taking part in many theatre productions with roles ranging from actor/director to front of house manager.
I became interested in working in the environmental sector several years ago and studied the social, historical and cultural aspects of climate change at King’s College London. My research focus was on the space for thought that climate change theatre provides.
Since then, I have managed to combine the arts and environmentalism by working with fellow ClimateCultures member Lola Perrin to help with project management at ClimateKeys — arranging concerts that allow people to have a conversation about climate change — along with directing Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children (a play about tough choices in a dystopian future set in flooded north east England). Most recently, I worked at The Gaia Foundation in London, helping to support projects in Earth Jurisprudence, Seed Sovereignty and Beyond Extractivism.
Currently, I am part of a team on the Falmouth Launchpad programme, which combines an MA Entrepreneurship with support to start up your own organisation based on challenges being faced in particular sectors. We are working on setting up a community news platform for journalists and other organisations to have access to curated, verified user-generated content to create more grassroots news stories about the environment and beyond.
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