So after 20 years working as a writer and director in UK television, I am relaunching myself as an actor! Can’t wait to get back in front of the cameras! Hopefully you will see me (on the box) before I … Continue reading →
Just found my first 2 episodes of the Bill as a screenwriter on YouTube. From 1998 the half-hour was the very first professional writing gig I ever got. I’d never thought a plumbers son from Coventry like me could ever be a writer so I was/am very proud of this. I have this on my office wall to this day.
The hour long S.A.D was a “Christmas Special” broadcast on New Year’s Eve and is quirky and great fun with the first child birth in the Sunhill cells.
My article on culture, class and identity politics originally published by the Shiela McKechnie Foundation, has been picked up by a new website and online network Visionary, which aims to be a catalyst for social change, inspiring communities via art, media and entertainment. Take a look here
We seem to have really connected with this programme and were a little surprised to find ourselves massively oversubscribed and with less than half the places we needed for everyone who wanted to attend.
However, I am delighted to say that with the help of Springfield Mind and the WEA we are now running the programme in Leamington Spa concurrently three times in the new year.
The Springfield Mind sessions are free and run on Thursday afternoons 13.00-16.00 and Friday 09.30-12.30 mornings at the Mind building, Southborough Terrace, Brunswick St, Leamington Spa CV31 2DT.
The WEA version runs on Monday evenings from 18.00-21.00 and costs £14.50 per week and is slightly more focused on the teaching of script writing skills. There are still places available for this version which can be booked here.
To run the programme three times instead of one means that some of our costs have tripled and even with the grants and donations we have raised so far we will be running at a significant loss.
Which is where you come in! We are committed to running the programme three times come what may but any donations you give will help reduce our loss and enable us to start to roll the programme out across the UK.
If you are able to help you can do so on our Go Fund Me page.
Or via BACS to Acc: 65127633 Sort Code: 53-61-3.
All the best and in anticipation… thanks for your donation!
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