Catherine is the latest Little Green Pig recruit, having joined the team at the beginning of December. Her job title is Administrator and Volunteer Manager, so she’s in charge of the day-to-day running of the organisation as well as the recruitment and training of volunteers. Get in touch with her if you’re interested in signing up as a volunteer!
What did you do before coming to work at Little Green Pig?
I grew up in Dublin and moved to Brighton to do a MA in English literature at the University of Sussex. After graduating, I worked at the Duke of York’s Picturehouse and concentrated on my own writing for a while, before moving into the field of arts administration.
What else do you do?
I still work on the box office at the Duke of York’s (which keeps me in free cinema tickets – I can’t think of a better job perk!) and I’m also the admin assistant at Phoenix Brighton, which is a gallery and artists’ studio space. I’ve just finished working for Brighton’s Cinecity film festival, where I was in charge of managing their team of volunteers. After reading and writing, film is a particular passion of mine and I’m currently co-running a new monthly film strand at Emporium Theatre called Dreamland. So, a busy but a pleasant life!
What do you hope to get out of working with Little Green Pig?
I have very fond, strong memories of being encouraged in my creative writing when I was a small girl and I’m very eager to pass that sentiment forwards. I was so excited when I found there was an organisation like Little Green Pig right on my doorstop! Regarding the volunteer side of the organisation, over the past year I’ve volunteered with Fabrica, Emporium, and City Reads, and have realised first-hand the enormous social and mental benefits volunteering gives.
What has been your favourite moment so far?
Definitely the Christmas sharing event! It took place only two weeks after I joined the team and it was such a pleasure to meet the Thursday Club writers and hear them read their work aloud.
And finally… what’s your favourite book?
Too difficult! I might need to pick three: Villette by Charlotte Brontë; Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker, and (my childhood favourite) From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg.