Education & Training

Stacy Makishi 'Original Medicine' - WORKSHOP, 2020

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',

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 Performance Artist/Singer/Musician 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

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