Writer / Artist
Rob Young is an award-winning writer and artist. He trained in Design, spent 13 years in photography and 20 more writing for the UK’s biggest film, TV and theatre companies, including the BBC, Channel 4 and National Theatre. He has written everything from a Christina Ricci movie to Google’s first play. Rob has just had 100 of his poems built into the streets of Kent. Rob has spent the past 8 years helping the NHS to communicate in a way that is warm welcoming and accessible to all.
In a nutshell, “How can I help?”
As an expedition photographer, I once spent four weeks living in a cave.
I am a veteran so have clocked up many proud moments. I helped a young Cancer survivor write her first novel. I got another schoolgirl’s writing shown on buses all over London. I led 70 young people up the Himalayas, which felt big, and helped a child with chronic pain to share their story, that was intimate. I created the first online play for the RSC and hosted a gay play in a football stadium. But my proudest moment was when an NHS worker said that, “Rob Young gives a voice to the voiceless”
Rob's poems built into pavements. National Planning Award 2020. Part of the Chatham Placemaking Project, a £4m government regeneration project.
Buxton Museum Mermaid Festival, curated and hosted by Rob Young. As research for this project, I visited haunted pools in the region, interviewed 'professional' mermaids and swam with the local synchronised swimmers.