Playwright and author
Sinéad is the Writer in Residence at Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset, one of the oldest Arts Centres in the country. Every Thursday she sits in the bar or the gallery tapping away, adding to her growing portfolio. Since the loss of funding, the Arts Centre is now fully run by volunteers and Sinéad is Programming Lead. With the support of Brit Writers, Sinéad secured a publishing contract with Indigo Dreams Publishing.
Her debut novel ...but I love you launches on 21st October. Available now for preorder at Indigo Dreams Bookshop also at Amazon, Waterstones and on Kindle at ...but I love you
Sinéad studied at The Academy of Creative Training in Brighton. Her successful one-woman show, From Within, a story of living with Autism, was fully funded for its first production by the Arts Council of England. It went on to achieve national acclaim.
Sinéad sings with the Bridgwater Arts Centre Community Choir. In June 2013 she performed with harpist Elaine Thornycroft Gibb, delivering the poignant Killkelly and The Town I Loved So Well. She has penned several songs and recorded two singles. Play a sample song here. Why didn’t you tell me - Sinéad Gillespie
Sinéad is the main carer for her son who lives with Asperger Syndrome and is profoundly deaf. As he puts it, she is his ‘interpreter’. She supports the work of the National Autistic Society and has partaken in the South West Hospitals Peer Review looking into the treatment of people with Learning Difficulties in hospital.
I’m hoping this is the first of many – I love chatting on the radio, especially when the show host has challenging and interesting questions. I had the pleasure of spending time with Mark Patterson and his team at BBC Radio Foyle in Derry, Northern Ireland on Weds 20th August to talk about the ‘home’ launch of …but I love you and why I was supporting Foyle Pride. Listen here
Great fun chatting books, erotica, 40 shades and school days with Eileen Walsh on Derry’s Drive 105fm Radio station. Listen in and enjoy. Derry 105
ShoutOut is Bristol's LGBT radio show, airing on community station BCFM (93.2 FM in Bristol, streaming around the globe on www.bcfm.org.uk) interview on 16th April 2015 with Terry Starr and Rose France, listen here Shoutout