China Plate Theatre
Associate Producer: On Our Way
Type of project: #Producing
I conceived and produced On Our Way. The intention was to transform 8 bus stops on Soho Road into stained glass art galleries. The artwork themselves were co-created with our wonderful Artist Curator Nilupa Yasmin, and groups with memories and connections to the area.
The first bus stop gallery was debuted at the Bus Boycott Block Party. The rest were debuted in May 2022. Here’s a blog explaining the inspiration behind On Our Way. And here’s the press release.
With many thanks to:
China Plate Theatre
Associate Producer: Bus Boycott Block Party
Type of project: #Producing #AudienceDevelopment
This Birmingham-based independent theatre studio, are currently developing a musical inspired by the 1963 Bristol Bus Boycott. Diandra McCalla and I were recruited as Associate Producers to co-design a creative programme which spoke to the story of the Boycott, and surfaced histories of local activism too.
- In early Spring 2021, we embarked on a feasibility study commissioned by Birmingham City Council. It was to understand what would residents, community stakeholders, and artists would like in North Birmingham.
- With these findings, we commissioned three artists who were inspired by the story of the Bristol Bus Boycott. They were Jane Thakoordin (for We Still Here), Nilupa Yasmin (for On Our Way), and Black Hertiage Walks and Overhear (for Soho Settlers). These are the three projects that are a part of the To The Streets musical creative programme.
- On Sat 28 Aug 2021, we produced a one-day, free family “Block Party” at Soho House Museum. It not only gave a preview of the musical, we also had a live DJ, a walking tour, and artist workshops. It was the debut of our creative programme artists too and we had over 200 attendees.
My role in particular was artist liaison and support with getting Jane’s and Nilupa’s respective projects off the ground; event production support; leading the marketing and communication strategy behind this event; event support; and produced an evaluation report with audience insights. 📸 Ahsen Sayeed
Understanding British Portraits Network
Short film: “From Decolonial to Anti-Colonial, What’s Next for Museum Interpretation?“
Type of project: #Producing #ArtistLiaison #Research
Evaluation Consultant for “What does it mean to be human now?”
Type of project: #Evaluation
National Portrait Gallery
Copywriting for social media
Type of project: #Marketing #Research
Course Director: AntiRacism in Practice
Type of project: #Facilitation #Research
Project Support Officer: RawMinds Poetry
Type of project: #Evaluation #Facilitation