Meet the Juice Festival Bloggers!

Another Juice Festival means another wonderful team of bloggers here to bring you all the news from the festival. So without further ado, here are this years bloggers:


Jenny Elizabeth Whitfield

Proudly based in the North East of England, I am a feisty freelance writer, embroidery enthusiast and all round mess-maker. As an advocate for mental health awareness, an unapologetic feminist and a member of the LGBT community, I am often found angrily typing away, and usually covered in glitter. I am the co-founder and editor of strange things? Collective, and am currently on a gap year before going on to study Linguistics and English Literature at the University of York in 2018.


Megan Pattie

I am 24, live on the coast, and at the beginning of this year I graduated from a Studies in Poetry MA at Durham University. I love to read, especially novels and poetry, and I enjoy going to live literature events. I also write my own poetry, which has been published in a variety of places. I am a big music fan, and I sing and play the guitar. In spring of this year I started learning to play the cajón as well. I like to cook and try new recipes, I have two cats, and I collect dragons!


Natalie Royal

Hello, I’m Natalie Royal. I am 20 years young and currently study film, media and culture at Teesside University. When I am not in class I am building my own blog based around travel; local and more a far. Therefore, you’re likely to find me up a hill, in a field or even trying to catch a fish somewhere. A lover of life and new adventures, I am keen to explore the world and seek interesting places and events local to me.


Shauna O’Toole

Hi, my names Shauna and I’m a student at Teesside university, studying film and television production. I’m my spare time I read and play video games, as well as scriptwrite for whatever my upcomimg film is. At heart I am a director, but  I’ve always loved writing since I was very small, even if my dyslexia hindered me sometimes. Even so I have kept my love for writing alive through blogging, scriptwriting and story writing.


Daniella Watson

I am an English, French and Sociology graduate from Durham University. I’m based in Newcastle and write anything from YA fiction to satirical Brexit poetry. I am currently working on a novella, which I write between my day job and work as part of the backstage crew at my local theatre.  I have written for Cuckoo Review and Cuckoo Chronicle.


Bethany Hayes
Hey, I’m Beth. I’m 17 years old and currently in my second year of A-Levels.  I love to write, poetry is my forte and I’m an aspiring political journalist.  My favourite book is ‘All the Bright Places’ by Jennifer Niven, it’s a moving and powerful novel about the importance of personal wellbeing. Most of my money goes towards coffee and concerts, often more punk-rock and pop-punk bands such as Neck deep and Pierce the Veil. My Netflix binge of the month is Gilmore Girls and I really enjoy foreign TV! My recommendation is a Korean show called ‘Descendants of the Sun’.



Ula Campbell

Hi, I’m Ula, and in my free time I enjoy dying my hair and stroking other people’s cats. I’m currently taking a gap year to find life-enriching work in the North East arts scene before going to study something media or literature-based. Currently I’m working as a life model and a part-time trapeze instructor but I’ve always had a love for writing; I write short poems and plays but I’ve never published anything before. I absolutely love the vibrant and eclectic arts community that brings Juice Festival to life and I’m really looking forward to working with them again.


Helen Cartwright
I’m Helen Cartwright and I am an aspiring journalist. I am currently in my 2nd year at Teesside University studying journalism. I love all types of journalism and have wanted to do this job since I was young. I live in a small town called Hetton-le-hole which is in Sunderland. I am a typical girly student who enjoys shopping and I have an interest in fashion. I love musicals at the theatre and enjoy spending my time with my friends. I am hoping that writing at Juice Bloggers will expand my journalistic experience and enjoy the arts at the same time.


Ellen Orange – Editor

Hey I’m Ellen. My background is in English Literature which I have an MA in as I’m a huge bookworm! By day I’m a Digital Marketing Officer and by night I love reading, crafts and creative writing/blogging on various platforms. I’m also a keen photographer and adventurer, and even though I’ve lived here all my life, I never tire of exploring the North East. Once a blogger for the festival myself, I’m very excited to be coordinating this year’s team of bloggers!