Arts reports and features for the local press and for The Irish Post, in London.
In addition to regular reporting duties at the Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph, I was arts reporter, responsible for all theatre and music reviews and my own weekly arts page. I covered a wide patch, including Sheffield and Lincoln, and was kept busy. The then editor, Peter Moore, told me the paper had never had such strong arts coverage and he received many letters praising my work when I moved on. At The Irish Post in London, I combined the duties of sub-editor and reviewer. I have enclosed a few samples of my theatre and film reviews from this time.