I am a teacher, writer and artist based in Manchester, England.
As film editor and reviewer for Louder Than War, I write frequently on film, music and wider cultural events. Sometimes straight but often unconventional, my reviewing style aims to ‘continue the conversation’ instigated by the subject matter.
My unique approach to music reviews has led to copywriting commissions for artist biographies, track and album descriptions in the fields of ambient/post-classical/electronica for Phases Records.
You can also find some of my more in-depth film criticism as a staff writer for Film Inquiry here.
With Josef Minta, I am the co-creator of The Manchester Art Authority. Inspired by Manchester’s edgelands, we created Pomona Is Rising (2016) and Pomona Year Zero (2017), an exhibition and installation respectively, at Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester, accompanied by our eBook, Pomona: An Edgeland Tale, available from Amazon. In 2018, our installation Living and Dying In Our Grandfathers’ Houses took place at Insitu, Manchester, followed by a further installation, Bringing the Buffalo Back to Bury, debuting at Head for the Hills Festival in Ramsbottom.
Around my full time role as a teacher, I continue to work on my debut novel, set in a zero-carbon Manchester, and entitled Look At What You Could Have Won.
I was interviewed for That’s Manchester TV about my writing. Watch it here.
My work has also been published on-line on these sites:
Find me on Twitter: @Lee_Ashworth_