I’m doing a lot of writing and also working on an installation/live commission  for Quiet Down There / Komedia Theatre as part of Hijack International Women’s day.

My textile banners highlighting the role of the charity shop as part of a series of commissions for Quiet Down There (in partnership with De La Warr Pavillion)  Shopkeepers of the World, are on permanent display at the Shelter charity shop on London road, St Leonard’s  (info here).

I’ve been running workshops for women across the south east  looking at creative tools for change , self-care and resilience. The last one was at The Depot in Lewes,  as part of a Women and Activism season in partnership with A Woman’s Place. We now have a regular group running.

These have come from two previous 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 . The project was also supported by Guerrand Hermes Foundation for Peace , who have also funded So Many Gifts, an interdisciplinary research and workshop pilot programme which also ran at ONCA Gallery and which we hope to continue developing in other settings and communities.

I’m writing a book and have had editorial support from New Writing South and The Literary Agency  as part of this process. Watch this space!

Check out my sculpture on the cover of a new edition of Suffrage Plays by Methuen, edited by Naomi Paxton here.

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)

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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