Creative Biography       

Nene Park, Art in the Park – 42 Words: A project responding to words submitted by volunteers and members of the public at Nene Park, resulting in 4 artworks for display in the park. Jun-Sep 2020

Writing about Hands: commissioned by Kate Genever to respond to her work  I am weary of the ways of the world – two woodblocks depicting hands held out and raised. Jul-Aug 2020

Come To Where I Am – A Little Understood, commissioned by Eastern Angles and Paines Plough: A one-act play about lockdown and connection, written, performed and filmed by Clare Currie. Apr-Jun 2020

She Grrrowls, Poetry Tour with Carmina Masoliver and Syntax Poetry Festival:  Performance with Panya Banjoko and Q&A. Feb 2020

Views From The Bridge – A seasonal mixed bill of work in development from Troop at the Cambridge Junction: performance of Cold Snap with sound and film.  Nov 2019

Syntax Poetry Festival, Poet-in-residence – Central Park:   Taking up the writer-in-residence position and responding in writing and with a film documenting the residency. Nov 2019

Syntax Poetry Festival Committee Member (Secretary):  A founding member of the Syntax Poetry Festival, ACE funded festival in Peterborough, delivering a programme of poetry to the city. Nov 2019

Scratch Peterborough co-host with Kate Hall of Jumped Up Theatre:  set up with and in the format of an Apples and Snakes Scratch Club. A space where performance poets at any stage of their career can share work in progress and get constructive, supportive feedback on their performance from their fellow poets. May 2019 – present                                                              

Bryony Kimmings Theatre-Making Retreat: A week of performance theory, creation and conversation with Bryony Kimmings – overhauling and creating new ideas. The Studio, Brighton. Jan/Feb 2019

Arts Council England, Developing your Creative Practice Award: Grant to create pathways for individuals looking to make a step change in their practice and ensure excellence is thriving in the arts and culture sector. Grant awarded for Women, Bodies, Sport – to work with collaborators on Cold Snap theatre piece. Awarded Dec 2018, for period Jan – Jun 2019

Judge for Young Muslim Writers Awards: Judging KS2 poetry category (7-11 yrs), Senate House London. Sept – Dec 2018

Metal Writer’s House Panel Discussion: Metal Peterborough’s week-long retreat to support and mentor young poets.  Panellist discussing higher education, career paths and general advice alongside representatives of Apples and Snakes, Anglia Ruskin University and mentors Dean Atta, Toby Campion, Charley Genever and Keely Mills. Oct 2018

Theatre Commission: Scratch of Cold Snap for Shall I Speak For You, Jumped Up Theatre in collaboration with Battersea Arts.  Autobiographical theatre piece exploring mental health, motherhood and sport. Oct 2018

Writing Commission: Peterborough Environment City Trust Green Festival with The Poly-Technic.  Pieces exploring the theme The Best Things In Life Aren’t Things. Jul – Aug 2018

Arvon Writing Retreat: Truth and Daring – poetry, mentored by Caroline Bird and Andrew McMillan. May 2018

Writer-in-Residence: Metal, Southend – Pop Up Writers’ House, as part of the Essex Book Festival. Mar 2018

Peterborough Poet Laureate: Performing at and chronicling events in the city eg One Day Without Us (celebration of migrants and their contribution to the city), launch of the Vision For Reading with Peterborough schools, supporting poetry, spoken word and theatre, delivering workshops, working with community groups and in schools, judging Yellow Book poetry competition, writing for events eg Holocaust Memorial Day. Sep 2017 – present

Writing Commission: The Dreamcatcher Project, Jumped Up Theatre, in collaboration with Battersea Arts and with the One to One Development Trust – facilitating workshops to gather hopes and aspirations from a range of people (Information used to create a virtual reality art installation).  Responding to the project with a written commission. Aug – Nov 2017

Theatre Commission: The Trials of Mary, Eastern Angles Theatre Company – modernisation of the medieval mystery plays.  Nov 2016 – July 2017

Theatre Commission:  Future Floodlands, Eastern Angles Theatre Company with the Peterborough Environment City Trust, for the Green Festival – a play exploring our relationship with a climate shift and a flooded future – verse and prose. May – Jul 2016

Various Performances: Including Stamford Verse Festival, Word-Up Festival, Essex Book Festival – Metal Southend, Good Shout Poetry Slam, International Women’s Day – Peterborough Town Hall, Nenescape, Digital Art Installation: launch evening, Deepings Literary Festival: launch evening performance