Writing Portfolio

Garden Writing

A Woman’s Place: Three Female Artists and their Gardens

My creative writing dissertation and the culmination of my bachelors degree. It is a piece of creative non-fiction, and a mixture of garden history and biography. I visit the gardens of three 20th century female artists, exploring their function as sanctuaries and creative outlets in an era of emerging female emancipation and art movements.

Travel Writing

Bath Orbital

A circular walking journey through the ancient sites that surround the city of Bath. I delve into the history, myth and legend behind places such as the prehistoric stone circle at Stanton Drew, and Solsbury Hill; the Iron Age Hill fort that Peter Gabriel made famous….

Isle of Erraid

A travel writing piece about my trip to a remote Scottish island community.

Feature Articles

What’s the deal with organic vegetable boxes?

A food issue feature article from 2012 examining the benefits and drawbacks of the UK’s increasingly popular organic veg box schemes.

Urban Agriculture

A short informal essay arguing that, in the face of global threats to food security, it is essential that urban populations become more self-sufficient by growing their own food.

Life Writing

“Cluck, cluck”

A piece of life writing about my late grandfather.

Reviews

‘Paradise Lost’ by Eric Toensmeier

A book review published in Gardens Illustrated, November 2013.

‘Of Rhubarb and Roses: The Telegraph Book of the Garden’, edited by Tim Richardson

A book review published in Gardens Illustrated, January 2014.

‘Coasting’, Bristol Old Vic, 13/10/11

A theatre review of a new play to emerge from Ferment, Bristol Old Vic’s new-work programme.

‘Midnight in Paris’, directed by Woody Allen

A film review.

Creative Writing

The Morning After

A short creative writing exercise.