Last month I published a blog for New Writing South on my journey as an artist into writing and on the development of this new work, read it here.
I will be running a second We See You Now writing retreat for BAME/PoC writers / artists who use writing in their work, in partnership with Writing Our Legacy, August 8/9th, more details here. (this is now full but we have a waiting list).
As well as completing We See You Now, which will act as the ‘prologue’ to a larger, cross-artform project eventually set outdoors and online, I have finally finished the manuscript for my first novel and it is ready to send out into the world…I have also begun writing short fiction stories. More here soon.
These are the three main fruits of a period of research and development funded by Arts Council England, with support from New Writing South, (writer development) an AN Bursary from the Artist’s Information Company, Live Art Development Agency, Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, Creative Future.
I am also currently on an artist residency and taking part in a future touring show, We Are Commoners, part of a national AHRC network project, Crafting the Commons, commissioned by Craftspace. Due to Covid my residency time – which was to take place in Balsall Heath, Birmingham – is being used to create a 5 part vimeo series, Craft in Common, to be broadcast from the end of May online.
I was also due to be on an artist residency at Metal Southend in June, but this is postponed until 2021 due to Covid.
I had my first creative writing published, as part of Writing Our Legacy’s new anthology, Hidden Sussex: Fiction, non-fiction and poetry from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic experience. It is now on sale online .
Recently / ongoing
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
Read my Library Shelf online hosted by art and writing publishers Akerman Daly.
Archived speaking events /podcasts / other :
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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