Lydia was based at Shape Arts and worked on their exhibit, NDACA, as well as projects such as Tate Exchange, Shape Open and the beginning of the Shape Collection. This included curating a public programme, assisting with archiving and much more.
After graduating in Community Drama at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Lydia continued her own ventures within her field, working with various artists, musicians and performers. She co-founded a small theatre company in 2016, but put her freelance work on hold in order to learn and advance in the culture and heritage sector. Aftere starting the New Museum School she was inspired by the diverse nature of the field, which motivated her to keep pursuing a career in the sector.