My guidebook London’s Houses, which uncovers the architecture and history of some of London’s most interesting domestic buildings, was published by Metro Publications in 2011 (second edition in full colour in 2014) and I have regularly contributed reviews to the British Film Institute’s Sight & Sound magazine. I am currently working on a new book, London’s Oddities, also to be published by Metro.
My poems have been published in my collection Line Dancing as well as in several magazines and anthologies. I was Poet in Residence at Brent Museum and Archives in 2011–2012, Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2007–2008 and the winner of the 2010 competition for a poem to represent Margate. I enjoy delivering my poems live and am a frequent guest reader and performer in venues and festivals in Kent and London.
I also work to inspire other writers in schools and community settings. I devise and deliver creative-writing and book-making workshops in schools in London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent and work as a practitioner and project manager for Royal Opera House, Future Creative and Discover among others. I also organise and deliver workshops and public events in community settings. I am a Validator for the Artsmark programme, which rewards educational settings that have excellent arts provision.
I have worked for many years as both an editor and writer in book and magazine publishing in the fields of architecture, art and film. As co-director of Categorical Books, I edit and publish books of poetry, fiction, art and architecture. I also undertake freelance editing and copywriting projects for clients including the Royal Academy, the Royal Opera House, the British Film Institute and many others.