Crafty Magazine issue 1 – a preview

Here’s a little sneak peek at what’s coming up in issue 1 of Crafty Magazine – out in shops on March 28th!


The Knitting Princess

A tale of wicked queens, imprisonment, dragons, woe, true love, daring rescues and, of course, knitting. Based on a true story.

Vox popping in the rain

Got me wet.

Symphony No. 3 Eroica

Below are some excerpts from the narrative I wrote on behalf of the Two Moors Festival for Beethoven’s third symphony, also known as the Eroica. Of them all, this was the most interesting to research and the most entertaining to write and I feel I captured Beethoven’s tempestuous spirit particularly well here. My third is … Continue reading

Beethoven and Biscuits – CD launch

In 2008, I was commissioned by the Two Moors Festival to write ten-minute narratives for each of Beethoven’s nine symphonies for performance at the organisation’s main two-week event in October of that year. Needless to say, I was particularly excited about being involved in such an interesting project but I did approach it with a … Continue reading