To Rachel, creativity is a way of thinking.
Creatively solving problems by looking at life differently is, she thinks, as valuable to today’s society as producing a piece of art.
Having originally trained as a pharmacist for 20 years, Rachel realised that she needed to release her creative tension! Soon after the Millennium she changed careers, initially becoming a full-time writer.
Rachel loves local history and living in the North of England and this is reflected in her writing and creative projects. Her own writing is mostly drama in the form of online radio plays, films & stage plays. As a word, audio and visual artist, Rachel has recently been involved in several exhibitions, both solo and collaboratively.
As well as being a keen writer herself, she is an avid supporter of other new and established writers, through workshops, writing retreats and recording of their work.
Rachel recognised how powerful the advent of digital media & technology could be in enabling her and other writers to reach new audiences. That led to setting up spoken word website listenupnorth.com in 2010, recording her own and other writers’ work, as well as oral history, from around the region. She has also developed a wealth of experience in directing and producing for audio and stage.
Rachel is also an innovator – using her wealth of creative experience to help organisations find new ways to engage people through bespoke cultural and heritage projects.
Get your words out with Rachel through writing, real stories, audio recording and creative projects
For over a decade, Rachel has recorded a rich collection of audio recordings from her own work and other Northern writers
Enjoy drama, short stories, poetry and interviews including content from local projects.
Audio recordings of real voices and real people’s experiences, memories, accounts and creative writing.
Rachel has designed and delivered bespoke creative writing and storytelling projects on creative and heritage projects, engaging the public with inspirational activities related to a theme, location or event.
She has also worked on existing cultural projects, either solo or collaboratively with other artists.
Many projects have included audio recording of creative work, real stories and oral history, thereby giving the project a longer lasting legacy.
Rachel has run inspirational themed writing workshops for writers of all levels and for writers’ groups
Writers have found find time and space to be creative at one of Rachel’s writers’ retreats.
Many have recorded their creative writing or their real stories and memories with Rachel’s audio recording service.