Passionate about communication and creativity as ways to bring about change.


About me

Artist, Speaker, Writer and Consultant: all fuelled by a passion for inspiring change by shining light into the dark, oft ignored corners of human experience.

This transformative, restorative process of finding light hidden in the dark formed the driver behind my long career as an artist working in prisons. It is the subject I now investigate more deeply in my talks and writings on the lingering, transgenerational legacy of the Second World War.

Art: paintings of familiar, everyday objects and scenarios in which paint and palette knife suggest the hidden histories they might hold.

Talks: Audiences from schools and universities to societies and conferences accompany me into the relatively unknown worlds of prisons and Germany both in and after World War Two. We discover the human stories behind the façades of violence and destruction, and the crucial role the arts can play in rehabilitation, restorative remembrance, forgiveness and reconciliation.

Monthly Blogs and forthcoming Book: examine current developments on the above themes and explore the emerging field of inherited trauma and guilt on a personal and national level in order to navigate pathways towards positive societal change.

Consultations and Workshops: Advice and the teaching of creative and therapeutic exercises to help individuals and groups process unresolved past issues and draw out unique talents and passions.

What I DO

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Angela has talked at countless schools, colleges, societies, conferences and been part of public lecture programmes from the Bristol Festival of Ideas to the National Army Museum’s Chelsea History Festival.

Please see a range of talks below:


TEDx Talk

The very exciting broadcasting of my TEDx Talk as part of the TEDxStroud online event on Sunday 21st March.

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The launch of my first NEWSLETTER.

Please sign up here if you would like to receive occasional updates on new talks, my forthcoming TEDx Talk, the publication of my book, art exhibitions and other news.

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Exciting news on Born Bound, the book I have been researching and writing for the past five years. It has been commissioned by Penguin Transworld and I am now working on a new draft. Still a way to go but publication is secured.

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Talks near you

Please contact Angela for details of when she will be giving a talk in your area.

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German Memorial Talk, London on 11.10.19

I am delighted to be part of an impressive line-up of speakers (Max Hastings, Dan Snow) at the National Army Museum’s inaugural Chelsea History Festival.

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Art Behind Bars – 2019. Why Art in Prison is Vital

Please feel free to read my article Art Behind Bars – how can art make a difference to the life of an offender?

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Dresden Trust

In April 2019 I became a Trustee to The Dresden Trust.

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New Talk for Art Societies

The Empty Chair in art from Van Gogh to Ai Weiwei.

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BBC Radio Glos interview

Listen to Angela talking to Anna King about ‘Art behind Bars’ on BBC Radio Gloucestershire on 27.02.19

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“Restore” Prison Programme

From September – October, 2016, Angela was invited to co-facilitate a six-week prison programme at HMP Eastwood Park.

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Government Consultation

In July 2016 Angela fulfilled an ambition to advise at Government level when she was invited to take part in a joint Ministry of Justice & Department for Culture, Media and Sport round table focusing on the role of the arts in prisons.

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Artist of the day

Angela was featured as Saatchi Art’s ‘Artist of the Day’ on Friday 11th March.

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The Forgiveness Project

Forgiveness Project conversation: Long Shadows of the Past and Surviving Intergenerational Trauma at The Watershed, Bristol.

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