Bwalya Newton

Journalist

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

Bwalya Newton is a Zambian-born, London-based writer, DJ and the founder of women’s basketball team, Hackney Gazelles. The basketball team has been running for 4 years and has now started expanding to Glasgow, South London and Paris. She has been featured in varied publications and platforms such as, ELLE Magazine and ASOS, for her contribution to grassroots sports. As a writer she has interviewed Kobe Bryant, Kendrick Lamar, and others for publications such as LAW, i-D, Brick Magazine and NIKE as well as curated and edited a zine championing the women of the Hackney Gazelles for Miami Art Basel. As a DJ, she co-hosted the night turned online show Gemini. She is a mainstay at artist Kareem Reid’s Body Party and regularly performs for Romance F.C., Mushpit, and Work It.

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Music
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Administration
  • Customer Services
  • Direct Sales
  • Creative
  • Editorial Fashion
  • Sales Support
  • Proofreading
  • Popular Culture

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Rufus Leonard

    Rufus Leonard

    • Design
  • Adidas Group

    Adidas Group

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Burberry

    Burberry

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Marc Jacobs

    Marc Jacobs

    • Fashion and Textiles

Work history

Currently

Freelance Writer

LAW magazine

Jan 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Print publication contributing writer and sub editor for issues 6, 7, 8 and 9. Published feature articles include: Nigerian Lives Matter - an interview with Akinola Davis about the 2015 rally outside the Nigerian embassy. Testing Ground - A feature piece on women's contraception that became a comparative study on men's contraception formatted as a Facebook thread.

2018

Oct 2018 - Oct 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Online feature on Dazed digital about Moodyman's Soul Skate in collaboration with NTS & Carhartt Wip with an accompanying film.

2016

Freelance Writer

LNCC

Jan 2016 - Jun 2016
  • LN-CC (The Basement, 18-24 Shacklewell Ln, London E8 2EZ, UK
  • Freelance
  • Freelance writer for LNCC - uploading product description as well as becoming social media copywriter.

2015

Copywriter

Sadie Williams

Aug 2015 - Aug 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Press release copywriter for designer Sadie Williams' SS/16 collection.

2015

Senior Copywriter

Adidas Group

Apr 2015 - Nov 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Content editor for adidas and Stella McCartney's online zine, a platform created to complete the vision for the brands' adidasstellasport collection. My role also regularly includes creating pieces of original copy for the zine.

2014

Rufus Reinvents Money Contributer

Rufus Leonard

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • A hackathon in which myself and the team I was a part of were tasked to present a functional tech prototype and prepare in 5 days a viable business idea on how to reinvent money for the millennial generation.

2014

Sales & PR Associate

Marc Jacobs

Mar 2013 - Aug 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Associate at Marc Jacobs Bookmarc. Personal Shopper securing large and lucrative client roster as well as styling high profile personalities. Assisting at large press events like book launches, coordinating and writing copy for London Bookmarc social media handles. Producing various written press releases and securing content on blogs as well as magazines like Time Out.

2012

PR & Copywriting Intern

Burberry

Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Assisting at London Fashion Week S/S 2013, liaising with the heads of publishing to coordinate launches and events as well as evaluating press feedback of the brand.

2012

Artist Liaison Lovebox Festival

Lovebox Festival

May 2012 - May 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Working backstage throughout Lovebox festival as a brand consultant in a gifting tent. This entailed building relationships between various brands (Tia Maria and WAH Nails) and celebrities such as Kelis, Rita Ora and Chaka Khan.

2011

Contributer & Sub Editor

Sabotage Times

May 2011 - Dec 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Writer and sub editor of Sabotage Times website, content and social media handles.