A lively imagination and a bright and breezy copy style led Mark into a brief journalism career writing about nightlife, alcohol and advertising. After working in PR and communications for some of the world’s biggest media brands, he moved into event curation, working on national and international events around the world. Mark loves talking to people and hearing about their lives, work and passions, which is a perfect fit for his role as Head of Programming at Tortoise. It’s his job to help find the right speakers for our ThinkIns, and he’s always eager to hear ideas from our members about the guests they’d like to see.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Trainers: How much can a shoe really mean?
Join us, with designers, collectors & enthusiasts, for a ThinkIn to explore why what we put on our feet says so much about who we are.
Wednesday 22 September 2021
In a class of our own
The government is right to identify the “Britishness” of certain television shows – but wrong to claim that this elusive combination of wit, class consciousness, camp and generosity of spirit can be produced by design
Friday 27 August 2021
I don’t want to be called “queer” – much less a year celebrating the word
Those calling for 2022 to be the “Year of Queer” are profoundly insensitive to the term’s past use as a homophobic slur, and its association with brutal violence