Here’s a list of past projects
Evaluated What does it mean to be human now? Four views by CYP x CALLY
I was commissioned by the Youth Programmes team to write the report evaluating the learnings and unlearnings over the course of this pandemic project. The report contained a mixture of quantitative and qualitative data reporting on teams within Wellcome Collection, as well as CYP (their partner).
China Plate Theatre in association with Birmingham Hippodrome
The Bus Boycott Block Party
The Bus Boycott Block Party has been a labour of love for me and Diandra McCalla. China Plate Theatre are currently developing a musical inspired by the 1963 Bristol Bus Boycott, and we were both hired to design a co-created community events programme for residents in North Birmingham.
To help get us there, we commissioned our wonderful artists: Black Heritage Walks Network, Jane Thakoordin, Overhear, and Nilupa Yasmin. While Nilupa’s project is currently underway, we are currently awaiting on funding news to see if our other two projects will be green lit.
My role in particular was artist liaison and support with getting Jane’s and Nilupa’s respective projects off the ground; event production support; led the marketing and communication strategy behind this event; event support; and produced an evaluation report with audience insights.
Understanding British Portrait Network
From Decolonial to Anti-Colonial, What’s Next for Museum Interpretation?
This short film built on the Understanding British Portraits webinar of November 2020. It’s the first time I’ve worked with film, and I reflect on the seismic impact 2020 had on the arts with Tayo Adekunle and Nilupa Yasmin.
We talk about the legacies of empire, decentring the white gaze, and what an anti-racist gallery or museum space might look like. With many thanks to Tyrone Satchwell for helping me make this film!
In 2021, I’ve also engaged in a few other one-off engagements, here’s me speaking/writing elsewhere.
AntiRacism in Practice, GEM Heritage
I designed a course with 6 workshops where I learnt as much from the participants as I did from the speakers. It was a labour of love. It was designed to take into account emotional labour of BPOCs, lived experiences, and intersectionality. I’m not an expert. I couldn’t do this work without recognising the people who’ve been doing the work since TIME and those who are doing it now.
Third West Midlands Weekender, Culture Central
Honestly, this was a massive highlight of my pandemic experience. I was co-producing this Festival with my mates Paige Jackson and Diandra – who are ICONIQUE. Our main focus was to highlight the talent of Midlanders aged 16-30, and the theme was Democratising Creativity and Culture. We ended up producing a wonderful online festival with Rakeem Omar and Ashlee Elizabeth-Lolo as hosts.
📸 Lauren Morton
‘WTH is youth-led marketing?’, London Transport Museum
I delivered a workshop on youth-led marketing to the 2020 cohort of Young Freelancers. I talked about my experiences of working in marketing, debunked the jargon, and talked about best practice too. This is especially as learning and marketing teams are two sides of the same coin.
Wellcome RawMinds Poetry Project
Up until this project, I don’t think I’ve ever lol’d so much as I did with the young people on this programme. I was the Project Support Officer and helped with getting the show on the road and led the evaluation. The young people on this programme were great, they did a showcase (just before lockdown 1.0 hit) and did their own brilliant anthology too.
Illustrator: Aleesha Nandhra