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I grew up in near Hull and studied in Leeds, where the likes of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth inspired in me a love of art. An Art Foundation Degree and First Class History of Art Degree later I left Yorkshire for London, where it would have been possible for me to visit a different exhibition every day if only I had had the time...slim pickings there most certainly were (and are) not! With so much to choose from, it was London that inspired the creation of SLMpickings, a blog featuring reviews about my 'pick' of carefully selected exhibitions, experiences and events. My home city was later to give London a run for its money with a 365 day cultural overload in 2017, so I packed up and moved back to work on Hull UK City of Culture, where I met my theatre-loving husband. One wedding, a dog and a baby later, I am yet to return to blogging about my cultural escapades...watch this space!
I continue to work in Marketing and Brand Management and am open to opportunities - if you are an arts organisation looking for an Arts Consultant / Copywriter / Freelance Project Manager please do reach out. I am especially keen to champion arts in the North so if you would like me to review your exhibition or event then drop me an email.
As day to day life in the digital age continues to numb our senses, I'm intrigued by the 'experience revolution' and the rise in multi-sensory trends within the arts & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. It is because of this that i often focus my attention on immersive events, exhibitions and experiences.