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ArtSpeak (The Radford Centre) 

Prospect Street,

NG7 5QE 

E: Artspeak@radfordcaregroup.org.uk

T: 0115 7484269 / 07579067442

Registered Charity Number: 1073938

ArtSpeak is supported by 

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Arts Programme Manager

Sharon Scaniglia

Sharon has a degree in the Arts and an MBA. She is a creative thinker with excellent communication skills and a long career in local government. Most recently working as Principal Arts Officer at Nottingham City Council. She has extensive experience in Arts Development, Event Management, Artist Liaison and Community Engagement. 

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Arts Project Coordinator 

Hannah Stoddart

Hannah has an MA in Arts and Project Management from Birmingham City University, her skills are in Event Co-ordination, Arts Development, Project Management, Programming, Artist Liaison and Marketing. Her portfolio includes various freelance roles and she has worked in the Local Government, Charity and Education sectors. 

Project Evaluator 

Amanda McLaren 

Amanda is a consultant specialising in arts engagement across the different sectors of Education, Health and Heritage. After establishing her own company, Partake, in 2011 she has been able to further develop and apply her interests and expertise in research into the benefits of Arts participation. 


Creative Writing Group Tutor 

Ruth Charnock 

Ruth is a creative non-fiction writer, poet and academic and will be joining us to lead our Creative Writing Group. 

“I am particularly interested in helping other writers and would-be writers free up their ideas and develop their confidence to create.


I'm really looking forward to working with you during our non-fiction workshops. We can fully formulate how the workshops will run when we meet but, for now, my sense is that we'll work to explore some of the difference genres and styles within non-fiction (with a particular focus on life-writing which encompasses things like memoir and autobiography), so that you have a developed sense of the tactics you might employ in developing your own writing. We'll make plenty of space to experiment with different kinds of approach and the atmosphere will be a supportive and encouraging one.


The workshops will be very much led by what you are interested in - I will be bringing in a range of materials and exercises to support you in that. Overall, I fully intend that these sessions be creative, collaborative, enlivening and accessible to everyone who wants to take part.”

To find out more about the Creative Writing Course visit the programme page  

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Photography Tutor 

Jagdish Patel 

Jagdish is a Nottingham based photographer. His photography work is firmly located within the realms of portraiture and documentary, through a process of socially engaged art practice, Over the past few years he has undertaken projects with people from the Gypsy community in Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, Portuguese farm workers in Lincolnshire, people with mental ill health, Asian football clubs, Northern Soul fans, victims of racial violence across England, and Punjabi bar owners in the Black Country. 


He graduated with a MA Photography from De Montfort University, Leicester. He is an Associate member of the Royal Photography Society (RPS), and Primary in Nottingham. He is also one of the founders of ‘Off Centre Photo Festival’, Nottingham’s independent photography festival, and the Nottingham Centre for Photography and Social Engagement. The Nottingham Centre of Photography provides advice, training and mentoring for a range of photographers across the City. 

Jagdish will be running the 12 week photography course based in Bilborough from 10 September. To find out more about this course visit the programme page.