Rachel loves local history and living in the North East 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. Ideas are triggered by seemingly ordinary occurrences in Rachel’s life that suggest possibilities. As a word and visual artist, Rachel has recently been involved in several exhibitions, both solo and collaboratively.
To Rachel, creativity is a way of thinking. Creatively solving problems by looking at life differently, she thinks, is 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 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 – finding new ways to help people and organisations engage new audiences through bespoke creative projects.
Get your words out with Rachel through writing, real stories, audio recording and creative projects
Rachel has a wealth of experience as a writer; she has also developed and delivered a variety of cultural projects with numerous partners.
Work with Rachel to reach new audiences and participants with your creative and heritage projects.
Rachel can also design and deliver a bespoke creative writing and storytelling project to engage the public with your theme, location or event.
Give your project a lasting legacy through her quality audio recordings of creative writing, personal accounts and memories.
Listen to our rich collection of audio recordings from Rachel 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.
Listenupnorth is also available on iTunes and Android apps: Podcast Republic, Podcast Addict and Stitcher.
Through the Get Writing! service you can find the inspiration, the know-how and the opportunities to participate in creative writing.
Rachel runs inspirational themed writing workshops for writers of all levels and for writers’ groups
You can also find time to be creative at one of Rachel’s writers’ retreats.
Record your creative writing or your real stories and memories with Rachel’s audio recording service.