I have a long history with Weston and love being here! I went to Priory School and Broadoak sixth form in Weston before education and wanderlust led me to explore other places.
Over the 20 years spent away, I got an arts degree from Goldsmiths’ College and a PhD in the history of Anarchism, whilst experiencing a variety of towns, cities and even countries in which to live and work. My parents stayed in Weston running a town centre pub and so I made regular visits home until the tides of Weston eventually pulled me back in 2007.
I’ve been deeply engaged with the community ever since, including co-founding the Weston-super-Mum website and have enjoyed being part of many exciting Theatre Orchard projects, including volunteer development, Extraordinary Bodies, Pages of the Sea, Lullaby and Whirligig Festival.
I co-ordinate Culture Makers, an outstandingly friendly group of Weston-based volunteers who help us help put the zing in events all over the town.
I love being outdoors and walking is my thing – Worlebury Woods, Sand Bay and Uphill are favourite and most regular haunts. I think my Jack Russell is grateful for that!