It’s been a while since I last casually put words-to-screen, almost two years to be exact.
I don’t remember why I stopped writing, it definitely had something to do with moving from the metropolitan city of Manchester to the much smaller city Plymouth and then again to my hometown of Peterborough. Without (what I felt) an easily accessible, buzzing art scene I felt like I had nothing to say and as a consequence, nothing to write about.
2017-2018 I commuted from Peterborough to London where I completed an MA in Film Programming and Curating. This was the best decision I could have made, I spent a year meeting interesting people, academic heroes and people in the industry. I visited amazing places and learned so much. But most of all I spent a LOT of time developing my writing and watching films throughout history.
I took Cine-Sister with me and it’s found a home in Peterborough, doing amazing screening events and workshops supporting women in film. I’m even making short films again thanks to Red 7 Productions. It’s been my privilege the past year or so to engage with and help build the art scene right here in Peterborough.
But by the end of 2018 I was feeling pretty burnt out, I’d worked really hard and said yes to every single opportunity. I’ve been thinking about 2019 and that is what has brought me to you, my blog. The past two years I have had nowhere to document, reflect upon and be mindful of what’s going on in my creative life and the art I consume.
I would like to change that.
So, hi I’m Emily and I’m back.