WHAT IS IT YOU LOVE ABOUT MUSEUMS? Personally I find them creatively inspirational. With my family I love how they can make learning fun and I’m still learning as much as the children.
BEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY? School trip to British Museum in the 80s. The Mummies were the creepiest things I had ever seen and endlessly fascinating.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE RECENT MUSEUM MEMORY? Has to be when we ran Big Fish Little Fish family raves at them! Both the National Gallery and Museum of London Docklands have hosted us twice and it is both a privilege and a lot of fun to work with them. The MOLD one last year won the Arts Council National Family Arts Festival Judges Panel Award for Best Family Event.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MUSEUM AND WHY? Sir John Soane because of the eclecticism of the collection and the Hogarths. Also because it’s opposite the Hunterian Medical Museum and that’s a treasure trove of gruesomely interesting delights. I also love the geology galleries in the Natural History, the old ones with Victorian display cases of minerals from around the world. I love rocks. Lastly the Stax museum in Memphis – best music museum you can imagine. Could have spent days there ⭐️⭐️
WHAT WAS THE LAST PICTURE YOU TOOK ON YOUR PHONE? A selfie of me and a friend a bit drunk by a cinema poster having just seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – which is ace. I Am Groot!
IF YOU WERE TO CREATE A PIECE OF ART WHAT WOULD THE SUBJECT BE? How music makes me feel.
WHO WOULD BE YOUR PERFECT MUSEUM BUDDY? My fella David Round as we chat about the collections. For both the Bowie and 60s Revolutions shows at the V&A we both bunked off work and spent a happy morning absorbing it all. Failing that, Grayson Perry, Mary Beard or Jarvis Cocker.
ANY PARENTING TIPS? Museums are our go-to places for family entertainment. When tiny, kids just love the space to run about in and when older there is just so much to look at & discuss 🙌