I am an expert project manager of cultural and artistic projects.
I am the founder of the Working Class Life & Music Festival. This was a major community festival that was set up in Capital of Culture Year. I organised the festival for 4 years and grew to be the largest festival of its kind in the world, with 59 events over 9 days.
I project managed the My Fifties Liverpool film and conversation workshop project for a Liverpool housing association. The housing association reported increased happiness amongst the residents, greater friendship between them, greater use of the communal areas. The film was shown at FACT cinema in Liverpool.
I organised the UK’s official Woody Guthrie Centennial Event. I arranged forWoody’s daughter Nora to attend and present a talk on Woody’s life, and for Lonnie Donegan’s son to play. The event took place at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall to a sellout crowd.
I organised the Acoustic Slice weekly music night at Parr Street. This involved me working with over 200 acts per year, as well as organising publicity and promotion, sorting equipment, and managing booking schedules. Liverpool.com described it as “the best music night in Liverpool by far.”