My name is Bryony Jayne Brook aka ‘ForgottenBee’. I was born in Greenwich and raised in Kent the youngest of 3 children (two boys and a girl) to tough Northern parents. I didn’t really enjoy living in Kent, I never felt the energy was right for me, so I was always searching for a place to plant my roots. On moving to Somerset in 2006, I instantly felt the positive creative pull and can honestly say it’s the first time I have felt like I’m home. From a young age I always kept a diary I was regularly writing poetry to help balance the demands and hurdles of growing up in a loud family and never finding a voice, whilst dealing with hormones and emotions. Often my poetry and diary entries evolved into short stories based on life experiences.
I have had a varied and interesting working career which began in banking and international banking from the age of 16,. teaching fitness, dance and aerobics, managing beauty departments in hotels and health spas, managing my own business qualifying students, teaching in further education, a carer and artist PA. To now being a poet, writer and radio presenter., online through skype and spreaker with Canadian DJ Doctor Bones @Drcbones and on Local radio station FromeFM.
One of my biggest achievements so far was as an artist’s PA from 2006 – 2013 when in 2012 we secured Arts Council England funding with an 8000 word application I put together for Elliott Brook’s “Goaloids” on Shepherds Bush Green London . It was to commemorate the 1906 London Summer Olympics and celebrate London2012. We also achieved the coveted ‘Inspire Mark’ for the project.+