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Education & Training
FIRST CLASS BACHELORS DEGREE, Manchester Metropolitian University - 2019
RTYDS NEW DIRECTORS - Slate Residential - Directors Training - 2019
KRAFT/WORK YOUNG CREATIVES - MMU, supported by Clare Knox-Bentham - 2017
FOUNDATION DEGREE ENGLISH - with accalade from Head of Department - 2017
BBC INTRODUCING MASTERCLASS with Maverick Saber, Newton Faulkner and Jamie Cullam at Abbey Road Studios - 2012
Selected Awards, Talks, Commissions & Prizes
Curious Minds Bridging the Gap Bursary - 2020
Manchester Metropolitan University - TALK
Jerwood Artist Bursary, supported by Poetry Mentor - Andrew McMillan - 2019 - 2020
Whitworth Young Artist in Residence, supported by Leanne Green - Assistant Curator (Fine Art). 2019
Invitee for Venice Biennale 2019, guest of Delfina Foundation - Supported by Delfina Foundation and The Whitworth - 2019
Black Gold Arts/Drift Performance Comission, 'Machine of the Night' - supported DRIFT and Cheryl Martin - Black Gold Arts - 2019
Manchester Art Gallery, Old Tools > New Masters ≠ New Futures, panel discussion with Contact Young Company and Young Identity, 2019
Writer and Creative Mentor, Keisha Thompson's 'Man on the Moon' - 2018
Head of Department Prize, Manchester Metropolitian Unviersity - 2019
First Generation Bursary, Exceptional Achievement Award, Manchester Metropolitian Unviersity - 2017
New Monologoist Award,Black Gold Arts - supported by Cheryl Martin -2017
BBC WORDS FIRST, Second Place, 2015
EventBrite, 'Generation DIY Pannelist'
Thirty Pound Gentlemen - 'Future of Black Music Pannelist'
Louder Than Words, 'Women in Music Panelist', https://bit.ly/2tUyrkb
Bolton University, Young Creatives, Curious Minds
HOME MCR, Creative Activism, Mancnubian
IPOW In Place of War, Creative Activism, Mancnubian
Whitworth, Black History Month
Freelance Facilitator 2014 -
Whitworth Young Contemporaries, Utopias - Artist in Residence, Co-Facilitator, 2019-2020
Contact Young Company & Young Identity,'Old Tools > New Masters ≠ New Futures', Co-director and Lead Facilitator, alongside Tunde Adefioye (dramaturg at KVS,The Brussels City Theatre) - 2019
Manchester Metropolitian University - SATURDAY CLUB, Lead Facilitator-2019
Manchester Jazz Festival, Lead facilitator, Music Workshops - 2019
LGBT FOUNDATION, Lead Facilitator, Sugar And Spice - 2016-17
Levis Music Project, Lead Faciliators alongside Everything Everything - 2017
Urban Development, Support facilitator for Layfullstop at RNCM -
Contact Young Company - Co-Driector & Support Facilitator w/Jackie Hagan and Tunde Adefioye - 2019
Contact Theatre, Music Drop - Facilitator
Conact Theatre, Level up - Facilitator (Cul-de-sac, Layfullstop, Berry Black, Kid Katharsis, Truce)
Z-arts, Music Leader, Facilitator - 'All-sorts' -2016
Rising Stars North West, support Facilitator - 2015 -16
Bolton Writing Project - support Facilitator, musician - 2014
Freelance Artist 2013 -
The Lowry - 'Machine of the Night', written by Ruby-Ann Patterson, Manchester - 2019
Venice Biennale - Performer, Solange - 'Bridges', Venice , 2019
Top of the Pops - Backing Vocalist, 'The Keeper', The Blossoms - 2019
Hot 8 Brass Band -Support artist, Old Granada Studios, Manchester - 2017
Kendal Calling Festival
Sounds from the Other City Festival 2015, 2016, 2017
Charles Bradley - support artist, Band on the Wall & Manchester Academy
Gregory Porter - support artist, Band on the Wall - Manchester tour dates.
KANO - support artist, London.
JP COOPER - support artist, Manchester Sofar, St. Johns Church, O2 Ritz.
Candi Staton - support artist at RNCM, Manchester.
Mica Paris - support artist - Manchester tour dates.
BBC Words First - Contact Theatre, 2015
WoW Festival - Liverpool, supporting Roger Robinson, poet ,'A Portable Paradise' - 2019
Sofar Sounds - Manchester Art Gallery, Amnesty International