I produce projects and programmes with artists and communities, help organisations explore ideas, plan change, research and evaluate.
January 2016 update……
An interesting new project for the new year, research for Kinetika. The plan is to develop a project that will explore and re-imagine the unique relationship between London and Kolkata, drawing inspiration from the cities’ own relationships with their two great rivers, the Thames and the Hooghly.
I’m also planning to visit friends and colleagues in Argentina and Brasil this spring.
September 2015 update……
The Sexology Season is drawing to a close, with just a few events this autumn. (Since June 2014 I’ve been working with Wellcome Trust as the Sexology Season Producer.) The season is inspired by Wellcome Collection’s major exhibition The Institute of Sexology . Working with arts, culture and community organisations in Brighton, Manchester and Glasgow, I produced mini- seasons of events which responded to the themes of Sexology, taking place between February and September 2015. To make some of the interesting discussions and conversations available to a wider audience, I commissioned a series of podcasts which you can listen to here: Talk About Sex
The literature event Sex in the Afternoon attracted a full house at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre and will tour to Contact Theatre 23 September and West Yorkshire Playhouse 12 October. The Hidden Sexology film will be launched in Glasgow 16 September and a couple of days later 18 September, Glasgow Women’s Library will launch a new publication, films and podcasts created during their sexology season. See more information here about Sex Between the Covers
Alinah Azadeh’s Burning the Books’ tour has come to the end of its current Arts Council England funded phase. The project explored the power, shame, poetry and drama of debt in its many forms. You can watch the legacy film here. The Book remains open online for the time being. To host a future Volume, do contact Alinah via the website.
I continue to work with Bush Theatre as an advisor on community engagement strategy and as arts advisor for Creative Barking and Dagenham with a panel of local cultural connectors to select the Landmark Commissions. The latest of these is Geraldine Pilgrim’s WELL at the former Sanofi Factory.
I’m delighted to have joined Theatre-Rites as Chair this year and thrilled that The Arts Catalyst‘s crowdfunding campaign was successful and that The Arts Catalyst Centre for Art, Science and Technology will open in King’s Cross in January 2016. The initial £15,000 target for our Art Happens crowd-funding campaign was surpassed, bringing the total to £16,016, with a record 255 funders!