• Hosting at WOMAD

  • Interviewing Archie Roach

  • Hosting at WOMAD

  • Discussion with Black Arm Band, Barbican, May 2016

    Photo by James Sharrock

  • 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

  • CHATTING TO INNA MODJA AT WOMADELAIDE

    Photo – Dianne Brooks

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

  • Chairing panel on art and freedom, Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo World 2018, Norway.

  • Chairing panel, Freedom for Whom, Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo.

    http://www.nobelpeacecenter.org/arrangementer/oslo-world-seminars-freedom-whom/

  • hosting, St Michael’s Cave, Gibraltar World Music Festival 2018

    Introducing Orphy Robinson’s Voicestra Polyphonic Collective

  • Moderating chat between Angelique Kidjo & Fatoumata Diawara, WOMADelaide 2019

  • LOLA MC

    Moderating Women in Latin Music panel, LOLAMC, Bush House

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, consulting and lecturing highlights include:

Onstage interviewer, Jazz Lounge, Love Supreme Festival 2019: Q&A with Michael League from Snarky Puppy

Moderator, LOLAMC: Latin Music Conference, La Linea Festival, Bush House, London, 2019

Compere and onstage interviewer, WOMADelaide, 2019

Judge, AMPLIFY, the Nest Collective’s artist development programme, 2019

Stage One grant reviewer/assessor, PRS Foundation, 2019

Advisor, Songlines/David Attenborough remix competition with PRS Foundation, 2019

Judge, JAZZ FM Awards 2019

Moderator, two panels on art & freedom, Oslo World 2018, Nobel Peace Centre. http://www.nobelpeacecenter.org/arrangementer/oslo-world-seminars-freedom-whom/

Compere, speaker and moderator, Brightmed & Gibraltar World Music Festival 2018

Compere and onstage interviewer, Novatech stage, WOMADelaide, 2018

Compere and moderator, 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