• Hosting at WOMAD

  • Interviewing Archie Roach

  • Hosting at WOMAD

  • Discussion with Black Arm Band, Barbican, May 2016

    Photo by James Sharrock

  • chatting with the visual artist and musician Wolfgang Tillmans

  • chatting about Jeff Buckley’s album Grace with ESKA, 50 days of music

  • chatting to Laura Mvula about Miles Davis

  • Compering at the Basil Kirchin weekend


    Photo – Dianne Brooks

  • WOMAD Charlton Park, 2017 - compering the Bowers & Wilkins stage

Hosting, Lecturing, Programming, Other Things

Whether it’s chairing panel talks at venues including the Barbican and the Southbank Centre, interviewing artists onstage everywhere from WOMADelaide to the EFG London Jazz Festival, compering the Bowers & Wilkins stage at WOMAD UK or doing the occasional lecture in travel and music journalism or stint at public speaking, I aim to keep things relaxed, fun and informative. Want me to programme an event? Teach some PR skills? Hold a creative writing workshop? Come up with some music for you? I can do that too.

Some of my events, hosting and lecturing highlights include:

Compere and onstage interviewer, Novatech stage, WOMADelaide, 2018

Compere and chair, Hull 2017 City of Culture. https://www.hull2017.co.uk/whatson/events/mind-run-free-talks-programme/

Host, 50 days at the House of St Barnabas; 2016 talks series with Wolfgang Tillmans, Ivan Smagghe, ESKA 50 days ESKA, Laura Mvula http://b-w.social/KJ6F

Compere, Unamplifire Festival, London 2016

Compere and onstage interviewer, Bowers & Wilkins Sound System stage, WOMAD Festival 2014 to now

Compere and onstage interviewer, WOMADelaide, 2013 to now

Chair and onstage interviewer, EFG London Jazz Festival, 2014 to now (including onstage introductions at a sold-out Royal Festival Hall, 2016)

Facilitator, jazz writing workshop, EFG London Jazz Festival 2013

In-house writer, consultant and interviewer, WOMAD and Real World, including onstage interview with Peter Gabriel at WOMAD 2008

Compere, Celebrating Sanctuary Festival, 2010 – 2013

Speaker/delegate, Australasian World Music Expo 2008 – 13, including onstage interview with Archie Roach at the Playhouse Theatre, 2013

Keynote speaker, Australian Woman of the Year Awards 2009, Australia House, London

Member of advisory committee, Rich Mix

Guest lecturer, travel journalism Southampton University

Communications Coordinator, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1980s, including programming events and founding the first Women’s Room