Writer & Creative Director

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Hello!

Thanks for dropping by and welcome to my blog! It’s lovely to have you aboard!

On this page you’ll find reviews of my work and ways to contact me.  Further in, discover written posts about travels, lifestyle and experiences.

What I do

I am an award winning, best selling Author, Creative Director and Communications Specialist. I love to write and have been privileged to do that across different media, for stage, television and national press, books and magazines too.

As an author I am frequently invited to large and small literary events and festivals where I share my insight, experience and imagery.

In 2018 I was honoured to be a guest author sharing my work at the prestigious and vibrant Edinburgh International Book Festival, which is the largest festival of its kind in the world.

I’ve also shared my work at the friendly, huge and vibrant Aye Write in Glasgow, a cultural jewel the city’s crown.  Ness Book Festival was another special experience, a happy opportunity to share my work in the beautiful highland capital of Inverness.

Every festival invite is a joy! I’m delighted too when other bookish events across Britain come my way. Meeting people and sharing stories at these occasions is life affirming!

The arts in my life

I am passionate about the arts. The power of the arts to reach out across all kinds of barriers in life that so often divide people, to touch hearts and minds, to inspire new ways of thinking, seeing and being, motivates me hugely!

I bring my huge experience of the arts to work creatively in small groups with individuals, taking them on a journey to feel into and express their life experiences with confidence.

This powerful circle work over several weeks is an extraordinary and transformative experience for those involved. It is a joy for me to bring my skills and experience to such life affirming opportunities.

Along my career path,  I have worked with Liverpool Playhouse Theatre, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, on tour throughout Britain with the Royal Shakespeare Company and in Manchester and London for BBC Television  Definitely a creative soul!

Communication work

Alongside my writing, I deliver outstanding creative concepts for unique brand communication, imagery and headline events. I am commissioned to deliver big, bold, ideas achieving successful and engaging campaigns for major brands, my clients include John Lewis, Barclays Bank and the NHS.

My Facebook mini movies

Having travelled and worked all around the British coast and inland Britain, I am an authority on fascinating places and the special people who live and work there. I am especially passionate about the remote, wild landscape of Scotland that makes my heart sing!

Please do check out my Facebook mini movies collection where I have made short clips of extraordinary places and communities that I know and love.

My award winning, best selling books

I am the author of North Coast Journey, an inspirational adventure through the far north highlands of Scotland, a good looking book stuffed with expertise based on my personal experience and insight on how to create your own unforgettable version of this wonderful adventure!

I am also the author of 52 Weekends by the Sea and 52 Weekends in the Country, among Britain’s top lifestyle and travel books offering inspirational discoveries and adventures throughout Britain. My work transports you to places you may have heard of and others that will come as a complete surprise.

What makes my work distinctive is that I believe in the importance of integrity and being truly authentic.

My writing is not  simply lifted from other peoples’ experience, or rehashed press releases and tourist brochures. 

My travel writing is the result of meticulous, extensive research and experience on the ground. This powerful combination creates unique insight of true quality. 

Everything is tried, tested and trusted because I wouldn’t dream of sending you anywhere if I hadn’t checked it out first!

You’ll find also that I can’t resist the curious, the quirky and the off the beaten track! So when all of these factors come together, as they do in my writing and other projects, you know you’re in for a good time!

My inspiration

I am inspired by this quote from John Muir, wilderness hero and conservation pioneer.  He recognised the power of the natural landscape as precious breathing space for people seeking to restore themselves and be inspired.

Keep close to Nature’s heart, yourself;

and break clear away, once in a while

 

Some reviews of my work

 

‘For Scottish travel, it doesn’t get better than North Coast Journey…’

The Scotsman review of North Coast Journey

 

‘Comprehensive yet beautifully presented.’

Scottish Field review of North Coast Journey

 

‘as much a document of indigenous life as it is a travel guide’

Lonely Planet review of 52 Weekends by the Sea

 

‘Brigid writes with warmth and appreciation

of communities that she knows and loves, and she inspires us to explore them.’

Rick Stein

 

‘This is the book that proves you don’t need to leave the country

or spend very much money to have a great time’ 

Waterstones Quarterly Review of 52 Weekends in the Country

 

 

Contact

If you’d like to contact me, please do.

For features please do just email me: brigid@brigidbenson.com

For other professional enquiries please contact my agent:

Sheila Crowley, Curtis Brown Group Ltd, London  Tel:  44 (0)20 7393 4400

 

Thanks for visiting! Brigid 🙂

 

2 thoughts on “Writer & Creative Director

  1. Hi brigit
    I am looking forward to coming along to your event tomorrow at Aye Write.
    I also look forward to meeting you again if you are not too busy.
    Deirdre (woman from the library burns supper with the broken wrist)

  2. Hello Deirdre! Lovely to hear from you after our meeting at the GWL Burns supper. Thank you for coming along today and please do come and say hello afterwards. I hope your wrist is making good healing progress!

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