Bernadette is a writer and performer. She writes fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, as well as scripts for live performance and radio.
She has previously created work for National Theatre, Southbank Centre,
Birmingham Rep, Thames Festival, National Trust, English Heritage, BFI, London Month of the Dead, Turner Contemporary and LIFT Festival amongst many others.
She produced the storytelling cabaret “Are You Sitting Comfortably?” which ran for ten years with residencies at Toynbee Hall and The Basement, Brighton.
This year she launched “Salon Wonderland” a pop up literary salon which has been hosted by The Last Tuesday Society and Tate Modern.
In 2015 she was chosen as one of the Southbank Centre’s Changemakers for her project “366 Days Of Kindness.”
Her children books “Do Nice Be Kind Spread Happy” and “Be The Change Make It Happen” are published by Quarto and her books for adults “The Little Book of Kindness” and “The Little Book of Wonder” are published by Orion.
She has been a monthly columnist for Balance magazine since 2016.
She is currently writer in residence at Talliston House and Gardens.
In 2019, as well at writing at Talliston, she wrote and directed an immersive, promenade adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Royal Albert Hall.