DYCP-Blog 7: Does it Feel Right To You? (sonic journeying with Cherelle Sappleton)

Cherelle and I met when we both took part in The Colour Green Lab - a 4-part digital programme, led by Farah Ahmed for Julie’s Bicycle (as part of the Arts Council England environmental sustainability programme) between January and March. The Colour Green Lab was a knowledge and skills programme, to support and empower Black… Continue reading DYCP-Blog 7: Does it Feel Right To You? (sonic journeying with Cherelle Sappleton)

DYCP-Blog 6: Some thoughts on planning a novel…

A large part of my DYCP application was about me having the time to create a detailed plan for my first - *gulp!* - novel. I’d decided to approach this by working my way through the Writers HQ online course called Plotstormers, taking advantage of the generous sponsorship I’d been awarded which gave me a… Continue reading DYCP-Blog 6: Some thoughts on planning a novel…

DYCP -Blog 5: JAGUAR KIN, pt.2 – Filming a video with Thirty10Arts & Blk Diamond Dance

My preliminary meetings with Munya Muchati at Thirty10Arts were so incredibly helpful with guiding me in how to plan the video effectively so that the filming day would run as smoothly as possible. He talked me through the things I needed to think about in order to write a detailed Creative Brief for a film project.… Continue reading DYCP -Blog 5: JAGUAR KIN, pt.2 – Filming a video with Thirty10Arts & Blk Diamond Dance

DYCP – Blog 4: JAGUAR KIN pt.1- A poem becomes a song…

The seed for this collaborative project was planted at the end of April. I met up with friend and fellow writer, Oluwafemi Hughes Jonas (aka Femi), who had also been a part of the Tenebrae: Lessons Learnt In Darkness project (see my last blog for more info) for Brighton Festival. Although we’d been in the… Continue reading DYCP – Blog 4: JAGUAR KIN pt.1- A poem becomes a song…

Developing My Creative Practice – Thanks to ACE funding!

*new full blog posts coming soon* Back in December, my Arts Council England application for the Developing Your Creative Practice fund was successful! I'm still pinching myself! But have also been working hard on some exciting new projects... You can 'follow' my blog to be notified when I publish new posts. Soon, I'll be sharing… Continue reading Developing My Creative Practice – Thanks to ACE funding!

DYCP – Blog 3: Writers Place Poets & Tenebrae

For the first six weeks of my activity time, I was continuing with Writers Place Poets (run by New Writing South and facilitated by Sea Sharp) which I started in October 2020. A group of ten of us “gentle poets” (as Sea addressed us in group emails) met once a month for 6 months. Each… Continue reading DYCP – Blog 3: Writers Place Poets & Tenebrae

DYCP – Blog 2: The very beginnings of planning a novel…

At the end of January, my activity time began.Part of the DYCP application involved setting out an ‘Activity Plan’ table, which planned out the whole period of funding (which for me, is 6 months). In this table, I listed the main stages and tasks with start & end dates and some ‘key milestones’ highlighted. Although… Continue reading DYCP – Blog 2: The very beginnings of planning a novel…

DYCP – Blog 1

I was over the moon to end 2020 on a huge high, thanks to Arts Council England accepting my Developing Your Creative Practice fund application! Screenshot from the Arts Council website I wouldn’t have even considered applying, had it not been for the lovely folks at Quiet Down There encouraging me. I’d just come to… Continue reading DYCP – Blog 1