I am performing at Brighton Festival 2023! On May 26th at 7.30pm, I will be hosting the event of performed readings, sound, video and song on stage for ‘We See You Now – Writing and Walking the Global Imaginary of the Seven Sisters’ at Attenborough Centre for the Arts, connected to the project developed as part of my writer residency at Seven Sisters Country Park. (BSL interpreted). Full line-up announced in April. Info and booking here.
I am currently Writer-in-Residence at Seven Sisters Country Park and along the Sussex Heritage Coast until October 2023, commissioned by the South Downs National Park Authority,(SDNPA) writing and curating new work as part of a literature-focused arts programme , We See You Now, (2020-22) funded by Arts Council England. Learn more here.
Glimpse: My first fiction story, The Beard, is now out. as part of Glimpse, the first anthology of Black British speculative fiction published by Inscribe/Peepal Tree Press, edited by Leone Ross. Order here.
After five years of writing, amazing support & belief from New Writing South & this year, a Chapter & Verse mentoring scholarship from Sable Lit/ TLC, I am just completing the manuscript of my artist memoir-plus, In the Skin of a Stranger.
Listen to my podcast, The Colour of Chalk here. Latest episode, Not So Far Apart, on a walk at Seaford Head, Sussex, with Dulani Kulasinghe, on poetry of the climate emergency and legacies of Empire across the landscape
Watch online now : If You Can Imagine on YouTube – a film of my creative response to an archeological report and findings following the Seaford Head cliff fall this year – a poetic meditation on deep time, climate emergency and heritage loss using stunning drone footage and a performance in the landscape. Part of the Seaford Head Archeology project and intersecting with my own current research and new writing along the coast for my project. Funded & supported by South Downs National Park, Archeology South East UCL, Historic England, Seaford Town Council.
Listen to: The Hidden Valley, my debut Radio commission as writer/presenter on Into the Wild, for Radio 3’s The Essay, produced by Novel Audio, one of five new pieces by writers/poets of urban/rural nature writing .
Listen to Care(free) a new piece of poetic prose I wrote during my time as Associate artist at Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality Studies Centre, exploring contemporary and mythical intersections between care, freedom and human rights.
Watch and make /reflect along with our vimeo workshop series on the emotional commons in times of crisis , Craft in Common, commissioned by Craftspace and now touring as part of We Are Commoners, (part of Crafting the Commons ). Craftspace and this project recently co-won the 2020 Achates Prize
Check out my sculpture on the cover of a new edition of Suffrage Plays by Methuen, edited by Naomi Paxton here.
Archived speaking events : Listen here to me talking with wordsmith and artist Omope Daiboku, on a new Podcast series ‘Life in a Time of Corona’, about the effect of the crisis on our creativity, and relationship to environment and daily life.
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 Mark Harris. Listen to the programme on Iplayer here.
Burning The Books : 30 min film documenting my collaborative performance project on debt across 9 cities, is online on vimeo – watch here. 2011-15 tour Funded by Arts Council England.
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