Yorkshire Evening Post
Graduated with a first in English Literature and Creative Writing from Lancaster University. I have previously worked as Content Delivery Manager at Copify Ltd, and written freelance for The Indiependent, Empoword, Pink Weddings magazine, Inspiring Interns and more.
Yorkshire Evening Post
Packed streets quickly emptied as the public was ordered to work from home during the first lockdown. Countless "year in review" emails waxed lyrical about companies' ability to adapt to unfamiliar ways of working. It's frustrating, therefore, to see countless job listings with their location set as "Remote (London)", the description explaining that the company will soon return to the office.
No one really needs reminding that their local theatre is struggling right now, with some venues managing to open in fits and starts over Summer, and many remaining completely closed since March. But if you've been sat clutching your tickets, praying that your favourite theatre will stay open long enough for you to see your [...]
2020 was a pretty good year to be a Taylor Swift fan. Her name trended on Twitter alongside rave reviews of her two surprise albums, folklore and evermore, instead of the death threats and snake emojis that followed her 2016 feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
This November, Gondal Theatre Company are inviting us into the life and works of Anne, the "forgotten" Brontë sister. Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of her birth, their show The Glass Bell aims to celebrate and honour Anne, as an ode to all women whose art was undervalued and ignored during their own lifetime.
The first theatre performances to be hosted in Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021, have been recently been announced. New work has been produced specifically for socially-distanced audiences by Belgrade Theatre, Highly Sprung and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Not for the first time, a straight actor playing a gay character in a film has caused a stir. This time, James Corden has come under fire for his portrayal of has-been gay actor Barry Glickman in Ryan Murphy's Prom.
It's hard to know what to buy a friend or loved one who's an avid reader. The likelihood is that they already own all of this year's major titles. So why not get extra creative this year and treat them to some of these book-related goods?
Marketing work - Northern School of Contemporary Dance
Examples of social media campaigns for new courses, community projects and performances at NSCD
I redesigned and wrote copy for this Spotted leaflet which introduces dancers to the CAT scheme at NSCD
The award-winning, Leeds-based company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance is seeking dancers for its 2022 programme. Deadline for applications: Sun 3 January
James graduated from the BPA in 2016. His choreographic work has previously been performed in famous theatres such as Casa des Artes, Portugal ( Chapter), Opera National de Lyon, France ( La Belle au Bois Dormant), Teatro Arriaga, Spain ( Dido & Aeneas) and Theater an Der Wien, Austria ( L'enfant de les Sortilèges).
This Mailchimp campaign promoting a new season of community Zoom classes received 598 opens, 78 clicks and made £305.50 in revenue.
Today's competitive creative climate demands more from dancers and choreographers than technique. Those who manage to grasp a range of creative enterprise skills have an edge over their competitors and are more likely to excel.
Press release for Flock Festival, curated and programmed by BA students at NSCD
I edited the programme for Future Now: an evening of performances by students graduating from NSCD's BA (Hons) course.
I crafted copy and consulted on design for this A6 flyer promoting a student-led pop-up performance festival
This Mailchimp campaign for our new Urban course at NSCD received 460 opens and 43 clicks.
So, you want to start copywriting. Whether it's going to be your full-time career, a part-time gig to earn you a side income, or you want to learn the craft to promote your business, you can't do it without help. Rather than jumping straight in, it's best to read up on the copywriting do's and don'ts so you're fully prepared.
If you're a naturally gifted writer, blogging might seem like an obvious career path. But how easy really is it to make a living from blogging? And what about if you run a business? You'll likely have heard plenty of people lauding the benefits of posting blogs, but how long will it be before you begin to notice the impact on your business growth?
As an agency, you have a huge range of options for sourcing your copy. You can outsource to content mills, employ freelance writers, or even write it yourself. According to Hubspot's marketing statistic roundup, content marketing brings companies at least three times as many leads as paid search advertising, so it makes sense to focus on creating high-quality content.
Here are our top tips on how you can look after your beloved pet and buy them the supplies, toys and treats they love without breaking the bank.
One of your New Year's resolutions for 2019 is to see a live comedy show, musical or play in London. But the other is to save money. There are ways to get cheap tickets for London shows. Here's how:
Buy books on campus, Read classic texts for free, Get discounts on books, Pay less for online courses and save with our discount codes and vouchers.
Everyone seems to be jetting across the world volunteering and backpacking straight after sixth form these days, and you might be tempted to follow suit. Here are some of the top reasons why you should take a gap year after uni.
There's no worse feeling than watching money dwindle from your bank account on a gym membership you're not using, or spotting sports clothes in your wardrobe with the label still attached. Here are some tips to help you keep fit at uni without breaking the bank. Keeping fit on a budget is definitely possible!
You think the interview went perfectly - eye contact, steady voice, dashing smile - but somehow you didn't get the job. You mentioned every relevant piece of work experience you've acquired, but your chances may have been dashed by not using the 'STAR' technique. What is 'STAR'?
You get an email notification - one new message from your favourite employer, responding to your application. You open it, and your eye immediately catches the word 'unfortunately'. Your heart sinks. You didn't get the job. Here are our tips on dealing with rejection if you didn't get the job.
Uni life is stressful - at least, for most students. Whether you need help with writing essays, online shopping or planning for your future career, these sites and extensions will make everything that bit easier. Referencing is the bane of every humanities student's life.
Drinking isn't an essential part of the uni experience. Still, for the majority of students, nights out are a huge stretch on their budget. Students spend as much as £200 on drink in Freshers' Week alone. We give 10 tips on how to save money on alcohol.
Freshers' fair is just around the corner. For many, that means signing up to a sports team and spending so much time at the gym they might as well pay rent. Playing a sport proves that you're a team player and being a captain is a great way to demonstrate leadership skills.
Heading into an interview, you probably know the answers to questions about your skills and experience by heart. So what would you do if a potential employer asked you how you feel when you break a promise, or whether you prefer finishing or starting tasks?
Student Life Guide
It might sound like stating the obvious, but spoken word poetry has been around forever. Before pen and paper were a thing people were using the catchy rhythms and clever sounds of poetry to engage and impress their audiences.
Cooking for yourself at uni is hard enough as it is. If you also suffer from an intolerance to gluten or Coeliac disease, it can seem like a nightmare. Here are some top tips for making gluten free eating slightly easier on a student budget: Free from brands Ever stood staring in disbelief at the ...
When the Bank of England confirmed that the new fancy five pound notes contain small amounts of tallow, thousands of vegans and vegetarians across the country were dismayed, myself included. Tallow is a substance rendered from hard animal fat found around the kidneys or stomach of sheep or cattle, and it has been used in the polymer which lines the water-resistant surface of the new notes.
Inspired by The Guardian , here are nine brilliant non-Western books (books with authors, characters or settings from beyond Europe or North America) to add a bit of diversity to your reading list. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie Saleem is born at the stroke of midnight the day India gains independence.
As university tuition and maintenance fees seem set to keep rising, we have to start asking whether universities are really advising and supporting their students as much as they should be. CAREERS It's great that many course syllabuses are becoming more heavily careers-oriented.
A ban on unpaid internships proposed by MP Alec Sherbrooke was recently blocked by the government. The suggested bill would involve wages of £7.20, the current minimum wage, being paid to anyone who takes part in an internship for a company.
The X Factor is known for causing a stir with its token 'joke acts', but have they gone too far this time? This year has already seen female rap artist Honey G, who was initially denied a spot at judges' houses in the 'six seat challenge' part of the contest, sail through to the lives in ...
Actress Louise Linton self-published her memoir In Congo's Shadow last April. The book includes details of the time she spent volunteering at a fishing lodge in Zambia's Ndole Bay in 1999, and talks about the strong bond she formed with HIV-positive orphan, Zimba. It has, however, caused outrage amongst hundreds of African readers who deem ...
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Time to ditch 'shedding for the wedding' and celebrate our differences, says Alice Hiley
The Reviews Hub
Director: Bijan Sheibani Writer: Inua Ellams As part of his research, playwright Inua Ellams spent a week in each of the six cities his Barber Shop Chronicles transports us to, listening to and recording the stories of men who passed through the doors of various barbershops. It definitely shows.
Director: Emma Rice Director Emma Rice is known for the transgressive, surprising and outrageously colourful. As soon as the bright red neon "Rock the Ground" sign lights up above her adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, you know this is a show that shakes up tradition.
Director: William Trevitt and Michael Nunn Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet is one of the play's most well-known and adored adaptations, considered a gem in the crown of The Royal Ballet. Filmmakers and Royal Ballet alumni William Trevitt and Michael Nunn, now Artistic Directors of all-male troupe BalletBoyz, have delivered spectacularly in ...
There seem to be endless call-outs for playwrights to respond to Coronavirus. And yet for many of us, the idea of watching a play about what we're living through makes our toes curl. Thankfully Papatango's new monologue series, launched the day after many UK theatres closed, is "Isolated but Open" - the actors are locked ...
Writer: Jane Austen Adaptor: Isobel McArthur Director: Paul Brotherston Jane Austen's beloved Pride and Prejudice as a gender-blind, karaoke romcom. It's the reinvention we didn't know we needed, and which might have to be seen to be believed. Dressed in plain white smocks, the talented role-switching cast kick-start the show as servants, armed with washing-up ...
Co-creators: Matt Miller and Peader Kirk Matt Miller does not slot into just one easy definition or category, so it makes sense that this solo show is a little bit of everything: theatre, fashion, spoken word and a sprinkling of magic. The creators use sleight of hand and a wardrobe's worth of outfits to demonstrate ...
Choreography: Sharon Watson, Shambik Ghose, Dr Mitul Sengupta Music: Dishari Chakraborty In 1781, owners of the British slave ship Zong threw over 130 slaves overboard in order to claim insurance on their bodies, which were legally classed as cargo. Between 1906 and 1938, British colonial forces incarcerated Indian and Burmese convicts, revolutionary nationalists and freedom ...
Adaptor: April De Angelis Director: Jonathan Watkins Reviewer: Alice Hiley Skillfully adapted by April De Angelis from the Matt Haig memoir of the same name, Reasons to Stay Alive tells the story of an author's battle with anxiety and depression.
Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Alice Hiley It all starts with a sleeping bag drying by a campfire. It's just been pissed on, and Paul (Darren Kuppan) is pretty sure Mike's (Kyle Rowe) the one who did it. Spanning half a lifetime, Box of Tricks theatre's Under Three Moons leads us through three significant stages in the lives of two Northern men.
I never knew how to explain to people That at fourteen my greatest fear was that the world outside wasn't real. That windows lied to me. That with a background of the TV's droning I became convinced the rest of the world had ceased to exist.
The sun rises in the winter sky - a plump orange in a cotton field - and stays there. Women stirring pots of stew wipe sweat from their brows. Children run home from school in the late afternoon: you hear them scuffing ash and pebbles with their street games.
Grandma was twenty-two when the last Doodlebugs dropped over Hull and blackout curtains began to twitch. Her days spent bent double over factory lines, attaching fins to bombs. Now she tells her carers off for wasting three good tea bags on cuppas for her visitors when one would do the trick; can recite two-ingredient cake recipes.
“I shook hands with everybody.” The last time we visited my grandma we told her we’d better not hug and she giggled as we touched elbows, my bobbled hoodie rubbing against her cashmere, like the gesture was a twerk or dab or some other cool thing kids do these days that she’d never try to understand.
Editing work - i2i Publishing
In an age when the rights of women are under constant and close scrutiny in the Western world, it is timely to remind ourselves of the appalling conditions in which women still spend their lives, in many parts of the African continent.