Since starting a family more than a decade ago, Julia Hollander has abandoned her career as an opera director in favour of one as a writer, illustrator and singer. She has written features and blogs for the Guardian and Telegraph newspapers as well as a variety of magazines including The Spectator and Red, and also writes plays for Radio 4. Julia’s illustrations for her 2010 book, CHICKEN COOPS FOR THE SOUL, and recent paintings of the natural world, are on sale from this website and the occasional exhibition. In her third working guise, Julia sings a wide range of music from blues to art song, performing in gigs and as a soloist with choral societies, church choirs. She also leads voice groups, specialising in working with people with dementia.