Ben has been passionate about arts, culture, and social change since a taste of theatre transformed his life as a teenager. Becoming a culture convert he trained at Rose Bruford College, received a Master’s in Film & Television from Westminster University, and studied for a PhD at Goldsmiths College.
His career since has taken in writing for stage and screen, filmmaking, journalism, managing supported housing and youth citizenship programmes, numerous community arts projects, teaching film, and running services for disadvantaged children and young people. He has also written two critically acclaimed books, and produced a popular regional breakfast radio show.
Since 2014 he has developed writing talent and audiences for Alphabetti Theatre, an innovative independent venue in Newcastle. In 2017 he became Executive Producer for City of Dreams leading a 10 year mission for NewcastleGateshead Cultural Venues, making Tyneside “best place to be young” by engaging everyone under 25 in cultural activity.
Ben will be speaking at AMA conference 2019 — Rewire: Culture, Audiences and You
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