Biography - Amelia Marriette
I was born in North Wales, to English parents. When I was seven my parents moved to Malvern in Worcestershire, a very beautiful place right in the heart of England. I began my working career with the Ministry of Defence at the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment in my home town. There, I was offered training to become a computer operator working in Radar simulation. But I am from a family of artists and I felt drawn to the arts, so I completed my first degree in Humanities through the Open University whilst continuing to work full time. After this, I finally plucked up the courage to resign from my post at the Ministry of Defence to read for a Master of Arts (MA) in Shakespeare Studies at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, (University of Birmingham). By continually asking if any jobs were available, and being a general nuisance, I was offered a part-time job at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford-upon-Avon and unexpectedly I was given the opportunity to curate my very first exhibition. Inspired by this I applied to St. Andrew's University and obtained a post-graduate diploma in Museum and Gallery Studies. My first job after I qualified was at the Holst Birthplace Museum in Cheltenham; I was the curator there for four years. My last post in this field was as the Keeper of Art at Torre Abbey in Torquay.
While in Devon I was asked to present my own radio show on Riviera FM radio. You can follow this link to my Soundcloud account to listen to some past recordings of Amelia's Culture Show.
In 2015 a new relationship and redundancy led to an opportunity to begin anew; my partner and I relocated to the Carinthian Region of Southern Austria in June 2015.
As well as focusing on my writing, I am an English Trainer in Austria and a lecturer in Shakespeare Studies in Austria and the UK.
In addition to this, I have written several pieces for the stage, and I have a continuing relationship with Malvern Theatre Players, who have performed all of my work. My comedy about the printing of Shakespeare's First Folio called Nay, Remember Me! was first performed as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Fringe Festival in 2001. It was published by Lazy Bee Scripts in December 2018.