Partisan collective

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I’ve been volunteering with Manchester social centre Partisan’s Media and Print team since October 2019, and recently joined the organisation’s co-op — a smaller group of dedicated collective members who take care of the day-to-day running of Partisan, including office management, event coordination, finances and licensing issues. Most members of the co-op are volunteers, but it includes five paid part-time staff members.

I primarily support with communications tasks, like updating the website and social media, as well as bigger picture brand and identity work.

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Simon Maillet bespoke knives

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Simon Maillet is a French bladesmith, currently based in Sheffield. I wrote some copy for his new website, which features eight prototypes for the bespoke carbon steel knives that Simon makes to order.

Designed with his core clientele in mind — working chefs — Simon’s knives are first and foremost tools, but they also make beautiful gifts for anyone who appreciates culinary things.

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Michael Hurley biography

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I’m currently working on the biography of celebrated US folk musician and illustrator Michael Hurley. The 77 year-old’s tunes were first captured on acetate in 1964 by Frederic Ramsey Jr, on the same reel-to-reel he’d used to tape Lead Belly’s Last Sessions. Little did either of them realise that Michael’s First Songs would seed a remarkable oeuvre of records, which only continues to grow.

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