I’ve been running workshop programmes across the south east with women looking at creative tools for change , self-care and resilience. Firstly, So Many Gifts; personal heritage and creative production at ONCA supported by the Guerrand- Hermes Foundation for Peace. Then, two workshops, Makers of Change at the Depot Lewes supported by A Woman’s Place project through the Vote 100 fund. This was followed by One Day, three one day creative retreats in Gravesend, co-facilitated by Anna Cole and run in partnership with Quiet Down There, at The Grand, Light Vessel 21 and supported by A Woman’s Place project with support from Guerrand Hermes Foundation for Peace
I’m also doing a lot of writing, on a book of stories, with support from New Writing South. A selection of my sculptural work toured the UK /Scotland last year as part Tall Tales touring. Details here. Listen here on Soundcloud to my performance recital of ‘Mother Tongue’ – a newly written work inspired by one of my sculptures ( part of Tall Tales, a touring show) and the life events behind it which has led to the writing of my book.
I am Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, University of London for the next three years
Read my Library Shelf online hosted by art and writing publishers Akerman Daly, connected to the Tall Tales tour.
Archived speaking events /podcasts / other :
Revolutionary Makers: Watch highlights from the Women of the World Festival in Hull here, where our mass craftivist installation – designed to create conversations and actions around gender equality – launched as part of Hull City of Culture. Images here. See me talking about it here and listen to an interview as part of the Radio 4 Woman’s Hour panel live in Hull during the event here.
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)
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