Edward has worked in a wide range of arts settings, including leading the community engagement work for the Royal Opera House and running iOrchestra, a touring live and digital festival of orchestral music through the south west peninsula by the Philharmonia Orchestra. Outside of music, he has worked in community arts and education settings including for the Ministry of Stories, a creative writing mentoring organisation in east London. He has produced music, arts education projects and festivals as well as touring dance, music and theatrical work across the UK. He has held governance roles for organisations including The Poetry Society, a homelessness relief charity and a youthwork development programme. Outside of the arts sector, he has worked in community development, conflict capability, and community education.
Edward read English and Modern History at the University of Oxford, and has published widely as a poet in journals and anthologies, as well as a solo chapbook. His work and wider interests are shot through with a fascination with creativity and storytelling: how stories shape our sense of ourselves and others, how they create our sense of what is real, and what they might suggest about the creative possibilities of being human.
He loves spending time outdoors, particularly long distance walking and cycling. He is excited to be joining the Music in the Round team and to explore the vibrant music, countryside and communities of Sheffield and the wider region.