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
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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…
The Story of Bob Marley
The Story of Bob Marley by Future Bookazines It was a joy to work with Future Bookazines again earlier this year, on a special Story of Bob Marley bookazine. Teenage me would not have believed that one day somebody would pay me to listen to and write about Bob Marley! The bookazine is filled with… Continue reading The Story of Bob Marley
Tenebrae: Lessons Learnt in Darkness (for Brighton Festival)
I was honoured to be selected as one of the fifteen commissioned writers for this Brighton Festival project! On May 22nd, from dawn until dusk, the Theatre Royal will be taken over by a soundscape installation - which you can read more about on the festival website. The installation has been worked on by a… Continue reading Tenebrae: Lessons Learnt in Darkness (for Brighton Festival)
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
Walking with Black Girls Hike & a feature in The Voice
I've had a great time walking with the local Black Girls Hike group a couple of times recently. Last weekend we went to Seven Sisters :) I also contributed a few words to a recent BGH feature in The Voice... Check out http://www.bghuk.com to find out more, join a local group and come walking with… Continue reading Walking with Black Girls Hike & a feature in The Voice
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
Psychology Now 3: Why Don’t We Play More?
After getting stuck into the Psychology of Racism article, Sarah from Future Bookazines got back in touch and asked if I'd be interested in writing another article - this time, about adult play. I didn't take much persuading! As anyone that knows me is aware, I'm pretty silly and a big kid in many ways.… Continue reading Psychology Now 3: Why Don’t We Play More?