Sarah Monk is a writer and podcast producer, currently working on the documentary series STONE – telling the stories of the sculptors who are drawn to Pietrasanta in northern Italy, as Michelangelo was 500 years ago, in search of the perfect piece of stone.
Previously she produced a series of ten audio stories about railway workers and commuters at King’s Cross, for King’s Cross Story Palace.
She lived in Philadelphia, USA, for five years while working as director of CultureFiles – an online guide to the arts and culture of the city. For two years she also wrote and presented a live weekly segment on NBC TV on ‘What to do at the weekend’.
Her passion for music led her to found Prelude Entertainment aged 24. Prelude produced concerts and provided musicians for corporate hospitality, becoming a preferred vendor for venues including the British Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Tate. Prelude was sold as a going concern after 20 years.
Other career stops include the marketing department of EMI records, the household of Renate and Elton John, being PA to Frank Skinner, researching how directors learn their craft (for the Directors Guild of GB), event manager for The Japan Festival and a short, but eventful, stint in industrial relations.
A keen writer and Italophile, at 115 she is launching her new podcast production company – Running Dog Productions.