Ruby-Ann

hearing a creative idea from someone you'd love to work with > everything 


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 GalleryOld 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'

Brightersound, Various 

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

DISTRUPT, Brightersound,Facilitator/Support-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

Selected Press


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