I joined Metal in October 2019 after three years coordinating public engagement and learning programmes at National Museums Liverpool. I originally trained to be a teacher, working within formal education for a number of years before going down the art mines of the cultural sector. I have an MA in Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions from University of Liverpool and a PGCE from University of Nottingham. I’m passionate about film and DIY culture and have coordinated DIY cinema events as a programmer for community cinema projects Liverpool Small Cinema and Empty Spaces Cinema. I love drawing, comics and I host a regular science fiction book club in Liverpool. I have lived in this city for 19 years and greatly admire the spirit of our neighbourhoods where people make amazing things happen, sometimes just through sheer force of will, imagination and solidarity. You can usually find me in the cinema. A book I often recommend is ‘Shy Radicals: The Antisystemic Politics of the Militant Introvert’ by Hamja Ahsan, a refreshing and hilarious reimagining of the world for introverts.
Our Team Stef Bradley, Interim Senior Project Manager: Liverpool (She/Her)