In 2015 I spoke at the Place Leaders Association Asia Pacific Conference in Adelaide, South Australia. During the time there I also worked with towns across Fleuriue Peninsular & in the Barossa Valley. But I did get a bit of time out to explore! I was in Adelaide during ANZAC Day, the day which…

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In July 2015, I was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Staffordshire University. And you could have knocked me down with a feather! It was for the work I did creating and building Totally Locally into a free resource and for the help we have given to towns and communities. Safe to say one of…

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I was commissioned by the Victoria Theatre, Halifax to brand and design Halifax’s first ever Comedy Festival. The programme had 53 events over 10 days, and was a mammoth undertaking for such a small team. So I worked very closely with them to produce a raft of posters, merchandise, banners, ads and programmes. Why…

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Take 50 college students & staff with camera phones, give them access to one Instagram account, ask them to document their day from getting up, to their time at college right through until it closes. Let everyone know so they can follow the updates live – A recipe for disaster? Not at all! What…

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One of the things we say with Totally Locally is be a tourist in your own town. And I have to say it’s a long time since I did this. Today I had an hour in Halifax town centre, I did my shopping in the wonderful Halifax Borough Market, as I often do, but…

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Landing back in England, after what was a crazy time talking Totally Locally in Australia & visiting in New Zeakand, I realised it was a bit much to try & write the trip up as I went along. The schedule I had was very hectic, and down time was pretty rare! So here’s a…

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Designs for The Halifax Festival For the past three years I have produced all the marketing material for The Halifax Festival. A 9 day cultural festival for all the family.  It had to be fun, accessible and appealing to a wide audience. This year was my favourite. It featured illustration by Angela Smyth, and…

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I’m an avid photographer – or maybe the word is obsessive. Have been since I was a kid. And when I was in Australia earlier in 2014 I had chance to indulge that obsession on these stunning old cars, many just left at the side of the road. Many are Bedfords and Chevrolet pick…

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