Creative Biography       

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

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

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

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

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

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

Theatre Commission: Scratch of ‘Cold Snaps’ 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

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

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

Various Performances: Including Stamford Verse Festival –Stamford Arts Centre, Word Up Festival – March, Essex Book Festival – Metal Southend, Write Club – Peterborough, Christmas event – Wareham, Poole, Metal Writer’s House – Peterborough