Natalie Bradbury CV
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Natalie Bradbury CV
Email: Natalie.Rose.Bradbury@googlemail.com Telephone: 07508034284
PhD candidate, University of Central Lancashire, January 2013-present: I am undertaking a
PhD on 'Pictures for Schools: Art, Education and Reconstruction in Post-war Britain', involving
research in archives including the National Arts Education Archive and Tate Archive, and
interviews with post-war British artists and educationalists.
The Edinburgh Companion to Women’s Media in Interwar Britain, ongoing: I am contributing
a chapter about co-operative women’s magazine Woman’s Outlook, based on research
undertaken in the National Co-operative Archive in Manchester.
Modern Futures, ongoing: I am part of the AHRC-funded Modern Futures network of academics,
artists and heritage workers, which is exploring creative responses to modern architecture.
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 2013-present: I deliver sessions on public art, and
on sub-cultures, for the undergraduate historical and cultural geography module ‘Urban Cultures’.
Unit X, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2013: A guest-lecture about the Shrieking Violet
magazine for Unit X students as part of their project to create zines and organise a zine fair.
Samba workshops, 2009-present: Assisting Manchester School of Samba workshops for schools
and corporate clients, explaining the histories of the rhythms, demonstrating different instruments,
and playing as part of an ensemble.
Freelance journalism, 2001-present: Articles for a range of publications and websites, including:
the Skinny, the modernist, Corridor8, Muso, Creative Tourist, Manchester Wire, the Co-operative
News, For Books' Sake, Manchester Art Gallery, Bureau Gallery, Big Issue in the North, City Life,
Manchester Confidential, Manchester Mule newspaper and Student Direct.
The Shrieking Violet blog and magazine, 2008-present: The Shrieking Violet won Best Arts and
Culture blog at the 2011 Manchester Blog Awards and was named one of Creative Tourist's Top
25 Arts and Culture blogs. I have produced, edited and designed (using InDesign, Photoshop and
QuarkXPress) 23 issues of print magazine the Shrieking Violet, available online and sold and
distributed across Manchester.
Copywriting, ongoing: I am working with NGO Women Working Worldwide to create engaging
content introducing the organisation, its team and its work.
Manchester Left Writers, 2014-present: I am a member of the collective Manchester Left Writers,
which shares work aligned to left-wing politics and publishes polemical and creative writing.
Events and collaborations
Precarious Passages reading, Manchester, October 2015: A Manchester Left Writers event at
Central Library for Manchester Literature Festival, reading Precarious Passages (collaborative,
call-and-response pieces of writing) accompanied by films from the North West Film Archive.
Victoria Baths Fanzine Convention, Manchester, May 2012: The second Victoria Baths Fanzine
Convention, held during Future Everything, featured tours, talks, a film screening and an exhibition.
I produced a souvenir programme acting as a guide to the day, and a giant collaborative fanzine
was made by visitors throughout the event.
Victoria Baths Fanzine Convention, Manchester, May 2011: I co-ordinated the Victoria Baths
Fanzine Convention, which brought self-publishers and visitors from across the country together
for a day of browsing and selling, networking, workshops, talks, tours and a film-screening,
exploring how social media and networks work alongside the printed word. I designed and edited a
souvenir programme which acted as a guide to the Convention as well as the social and
architectural history of swimming baths.
Manchester's Modernist Heroines, March 2011: A collaboration with Manchester Modernist
Society and the Loiterers Resistance Movement for International Women's Day. Contemporary
Manchester women produced writing, artwork and performances in response to ten overlooked
Manchester women in fields ranging from architecture to aviation, for a walk and publication.
Newspapers on Film, December 2010: An afternoon of newspaper-themed films from the North
West Film Archive to coincide with a media-themed edition of the Shrieking Violet fanzine.
Information Co-ordinator, the Co-operative College, Manchester, 2009-present (part-time):
Responsible for marketing and communications: developing a new website and creating web
content; running tutorials on blogging/writing style and ‘spelling, punctuation and grammar’;
sending mailings; editing photographs; developing press contacts; social media; writing curriculum
resources on topics such as Fairtrade and co-operative history; proofreading; page layout; helping
organise and assist at conferences, videoconferences and school-based events.
Islington Mill Art Academy, Salford, 2011-2014: A peer-led alternative art school, with activities
driven by members' interests and needs. I took an active part in activities including giving and
receiving feedback at group crits, discussing texts and images in reading groups, taking part in and
planning events such as trips and film screenings, and blogging about our activities.
Victoria Baths, Manchester, 2008-2010: As a volunteer on the history stall, I conducted written
and recorded oral history interviews with visitors and former users of the building.
Qualifications and education
NCTJ Pre-entry certificate, News Associates, Manchester, 2008- 2009 (including media law,
public relations, sub-editing and 100wpm shorthand)
B.A. (Hons) English Literature 2:1, University of Manchester 2005-2008 (including a semester of
Erasmus study, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, September 2006-February 2007)
The Folkestone School for Girls, Kent:
A levels : English Language and Literature (A), Government and Politics (A), Art (B)
As levels: English Language and Literature (A), Government and Politics (A), Art (B), Music (B)
GCSEs : 10 (3A*, 3A, 4B) including English and History (A*) and triple science (B)
Dr Hannah Neate (PhD Director of Studies), Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Central
Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, HNeate@uclan.ac.uk, 01772 893493
Steve Kingman (Line Manager), Business Operations Manager, The Co-operative College,
Manchester, M60 0AS, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0161 819 3007