City Lit Fiction Course

 

I’m looking forward to teaching an Autobiography into Fiction course for City Lit on April 24th, where we will … read more

Story Board launches

I’m excited to be launching a new mentoring service with author and journalist Caroline Brothers. We’re offering support, guidance and … read more

City Academy Writing Courses

I’m delighted to be joining City Academy, and look forward to teaching Online Blogging (July 8-Aug 12), Online Creative Writing … read more

Interview with Leslie Tate

Author and poet Leslie Tate runs weekly interviews on the creative life, this week I chat about Bad Girls and … read more

WEP Book Club

The Women’s Equality Party book club in York will be discussing Bad Girls: the Rebels and Renegades of Holloway Prisonread more

Make Space for Women Competition

Holloway Prison, the most infamous jail for women in Europe, closed in 2016. Campaigners have been working tirelessly ever since … read more

Desert Island Book

The Royal Literary Fund’s ‘In Focus’ presents short films featuring RLF writers. In the latest film, we respond to the … read more

The Ladies’ Pond: Katy Carr

Singer Katy Carr is about to release her new album Providence, which includes a wonderful song on the Hampstead … read more

Arvon at Home: Fiction Week

I’m looking forward to tutoring an online Arvon fiction week, ‘Take your writing to the next level’, from November 23rd … read more

The Other Tchaikovsky

BBC Radio 4 has aired a programme on Chris Tchaikovsky, leader of The Happy Firm fraud gang in the late … read more

Times Radio Wild Swimming

I joined a discussion on wild swimming, its history and benefits, hosted by Georgina Godwin, with Ruth Rose of the … read more

Dorich House Museum

I’ve been working with volunteers at Dorich House Museum, the studio home of sculptor Dora Gordine & Richard Hare, on … read more

The Ponds on BBC4

 

 

The hit film The Ponds will be aired on BBC Four tonight, July 22nd. It was previously aired … read more

Kenwood Ladies’ Pond Photo Book

 

Photographer Ruth Corney has published a book celebrating 20 years of photographing the Kenwood Ladies’ Pond on Hampstead Heath … read more

Favourite Children’s Book

The Royal Literary Fund’s ‘In Focus’ presents short films featuring RLF writers. In the latest film, we respond to the … read more

The Man Fish – Harry Gurr

Harry Gurr, champion swimmer of England in the 1860s, was also known as the Man Fish and was famous for … read more

Inside Holloway

Channel 5 have re run their Inside Holloway documentary that first aired in 2014, in which I talk about the … read more

Rebellious Women

Warwick Globalist has run a review of Bad Girls, by Arts & Culture editor Isaac Little. ‘A compelling and … read more

#MuseumsUnlocked

A lockdown project on museums and heritage focused on Swimming: Images and Places, including two features on Thames swimming, drawn … read more

Writer’s Block

Vox is a series of bite-size audio recordings in which Royal Literary Fund Fellows explore topics around writing. I attempt … read more

A History of Holloway

 

Reclaim Holloway is a coalition fighting for a Women’s Building to be built on the site of the former … read more

Speedo’s patronising swimsuit guide

The BBC have covered a recent discussion on Twitter, which responded angrily to Speedo’s new ‘swimsuit guide’ for women. Swimming … read more

Marketing & Me

Vox is a series of bite-size audio recordings in which Royal Literary Fund Fellows explore topics around writing. Here I … read more

The Ponds nominated for National Film Awards

 

The Ponds has been nominated for Best Documentary at the annual National Film Awards UK. The awards will … read more

London’s Famous Baths

The Hornsey Road Baths in Islington were once famed for hosting swimming superstars, including the Beckwith family who inspired Daisy read more

RLF Podcast

I attempted to interview dad for the Royal Literary Fund Podcast, discussing how publishing has changed since his first books … read more

Swimmers Return to Natural Water

The Guardian has run a feature on the rise of chemical-free pools, with a mention of Downstream and the Victorian … read more

Suffolk Book League

February 19th, 2020

The suffragettes of Holloway Prison, Suffolk Book League, Ipswich. 7.30pm, the Ipswich Institute, IP1 3A.… read more

Suffolk University Workshop

February 19th, 2020

Historical fiction workshop based on Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World, plus discussion on pathways … read more

Arvon non-fiction retreat

November 18th, 2019

I’ll be teaching on Arvon’s non-fiction tutored retreat from November 18th to the 23rd at the Hurst, … read more