Katie Hawks – that’s me – read History at St Andrews and Cambridge Universities. I then spent 5 years enthusing about it to bemused teenagers before going off on a tangent into the world of furniture restoration.  I took a FdA in Furniture Restoration at London Metropolitan University and have spent a few years fiddling with bits of old wood. On the side, I dabble in music, singing, conducting and writing (chiefly about Handel). I’ve conducted performances of, inter alia, Handel’s Messiah, Trionfo del Tempo, Acis & Galatea and Giulio Cesare, Stradella’s San Giovanni Battista, and choral music from Dunstable to Vaughan Williams. I review for Early Music Review, and have contributed to 18th Century Music, the Cambridge Handel Encyclopedia and to a couple of TV programmes on arcane topics.  One day, I hope to work out what I want to do when I grow up.

I love to rant, even when no-one’s listening: blogging is, therefore, perfect.  Recently Country Life sent me a bottle of Bollie for a letter ticking them off for assuming chainsaws are for men:  I’m now delighted to be able to describe myself as a ‘champagne feminist’.

3 responses to “About

  1. Pauline Blake

    Hi Katie,
    have been trying to get in touch, but have lost your email address. I get the feeling you don’t check FB too often?
    Email me pls – I have a question for you…
    Hope all well?

  2. Bernice


    we are trying to contact you from Cambridge, but don’t have your phone number or e-mail address.

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