As National artist -in- residence for the RISING Global Peace Forum (15-16 November) I am honoured to be working on a new commission in partnership with Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre and The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University.  Event programme and tickets here.

I am very pleased to have just been made Associate Fellow at Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre , London. More on this over the coming year.

A selection of my sculptural work is touring the UK /Scotland this year as part of the show Tall Tales touring, next at Glasgow Women’s Library from October 22nd. Details here. Listen here on soundcloud to my performance recital of ‘Mother Tongue’  – at the premiere of Tall Tales at Touchstones,  Rochdale –  a newly written work inspired by one of my sculptures on show and the life events behind it.

Recent: The Fourth Wall (formerly Through a Wall ), a collaborative, digital audio narrative project in partnership with MECP. Listen on soundcloud.  Read my Blast Theory residency blog on AN. Supported by Arts Council England and Guerrand Hermes Foundation for Peace. See project site for updates.

Read my Library Shelf online hosted by art and writing publishers Akerman Daly, connected to the Tall Tales tour.

Archived speaking events /podcasts :

In conversation with Philosopher Sacha Golob (Kings College) as part of a series of Visual Arts and Philosophy Salons at Fernandez and Wells, Somerset House, London. Podcast here

In conversation at the Stuart Hall Library at INIVA with Dr Christine  Checinska -Shaw. Listen here. (scroll to bottom for file)

On Radio 4 Midweek with Libby Purves, talking about gift, debt, art and  birth alongside Satish Kumar, Brian Blessed and the male midwife Mark Harris.  Listen to the programme on Iplayer here.

Burning The Books : Our film documenting the project tour, is online on vimeo – watch here.  Funded by Arts Council England.

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