November 14, 2016

Working in the Creative Sector

Scarily I’ve now been working in the creative sector for more than 20 years and during that time I’ve helped set up theatre companies, run arts education programmes, managed a venue for 10 years and, since summer 2015, I have been a freelance creative producer working with venues, festivals, tours and projects. But have I actually learnt ...

It's been two months since I wrote one of these - apologies to Mrs Holly - hate to keep my reader on tenterhooks. It's been a busy old start to 2016 - with no sign of work drying up yet, but I remain in a state the can best be described as 'the opposite to complacent'... I'm absolutely loving the variety each week brings.  So far this year ...

January 12, 2016

New Year, New Drive

As surprising & sad as Bowie's unexpected death was for everyone (except the man himself - it almost feels as though he planned every detail), I like to think that his death might herald a new creative era.... or at least it's a damn good excuse to try... 2016 already has an extraordinary range and breadth of projects and opportunities on ...

December 22, 2015

Mr Holly’s Christmas

So today is my last day of work before the Christmas break - not exactly a newsworthy item I know, but it's significant for me as this is my first festive season not working for Lincoln Drill Hall since 2003 and that means a proper Christmas break. The Drill Hall like many other mixed use venues and theatres, relies on its panto, not just to ...