Futures: cultures, trends, forecasts and making it happen yourself

Futures and futurising - why bother? A post on trends, culture, stagation, education, world challenges and our attitudes for change.

Merseyside Music Hubs

I've been supporting Merseyside Music Education Hubs with joint strategy around creativity, partnership, progression and young people leading their own learning.

Business in the Community

I designed for BitC a poster and report communicating a complex set of scenarios and strategies around sustainable water management.

World Pencil

I set up World Pencil in 2015/16. It's a charity and a social enterprise focussing on the coming together of arts, education and sustainable development. 

Music and music education in 2050: where could we be?

At the end of 2014, the Musical Progressions Roundtable came together in a 'Progression Panorama' to look broadly at progression-related issues. We worked on what might be a long-term vision for music education...

Good Questions

Good Questions is a social learning network for online workshops, courses and tools, where people assess their knowledge, understanding and skills together and learn from each other’s experiences and ideas. 

Joined-up strategies for musical progression: what do they look like in practice?

At a meeting of the Musical Progressions Roundtable in the Spring, we looked at how joined-up support for musical progression is taking place and taking shape across England. CYP leading their own learning, liberating technology, partnership maintenance, Hubs and schools, inclusion, communications... Here's an account of we heard about and what we discussed.

A skeleton strategy for creating progression environments

This poster depicts an array of core activities that a partnership of organisations could work on together, in order to create excellent environments to support children and young people's progression.


Broadly speaking, if you want lots of people to benefit from the effective practice that's developed by a few people, you can either mandate it into policies or you can enable people to adopt, customise and own it themselves.

Leadership for musical progression

What kind of leadership do we need to support musical progression most successfully?


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