Eastbury House, National Trust

Eastbury House in Barking is a beautiful Elizabethan manor house, set within an early twentieth century housing estate in east London. The National Trust wished to investigate and understand more fully a ‘lost’ period in the house’s history, between the wars. My research uncovered all kinds of exciting stories, involving Balloon Aprons, Constance Spry, theatreContinue reading “Eastbury House, National Trust”

National Museum of the Royal Navy

The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth were creating an exciting, volunteer led exhibition and brought me in to train staff and volunteers, so that they could be sure of a consistent and appropriate tone of voice in the final text. I ran two workshops in engaging writing for a team across twoContinue reading “National Museum of the Royal Navy”

Lockdown update

I’m still working – from home, as usual. Please feel free to get in touch for some advice or thoughts on a project – I’m more than happy to exchange a couple of emails or have a chat for free. My writing and interpretation coaching is now online. If you’re interested in training now, giveContinue reading “Lockdown update”

Royal Hospital Chelsea

I was delighted to work with Royal Hospital Chelsea, one of London’s true hidden gems, on a new interpretation toolkit that would guide the organisation through a period of growth and change. I ran a workshop with staff to explore what their core stories were and how they could communicate them effectively and passionately. InterpretatonContinue reading “Royal Hospital Chelsea”

The Box, Plymouth

It was an exciting time for Plymouth’s museums. A new, multi-million pound gallery and museum complex on North Hill was being built to house Plymouth’s most important heritage collections on one site. A programme of high profile exhibitions, artist commissions and events will run alongside the permanent gallery displays, making The Box a key culturalContinue reading “The Box, Plymouth”

National Army Museum

The National Army Museum were undergoing a huge, transformative capital project and rolling out a new brand at the same time. They understood that their writing needed to shift a gear to keep pace with these massive changes. I created a bespoke programme of training for them alongside a new Style Guide that helped themContinue reading “National Army Museum”