Christy Ku
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Christy Ku

Performer, Writer, PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Christy Ku

Performer, Writer, PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
London based multimedia creative. Specialises in poetry, content creation, podcasting, performance, photography, writing and workshop facilitation. Works in anti-racism and diversity & inclusion. Christy has previously worked with organisations such as the BBC, Sky Arts, Barbican, Museum of London, Rich Mix, Apples and Snakes, Cambridge Union, Museum of the Home and more. She is currently working towards her debut poetry collection and various other projects. She is available for bookings, public speaking and commissions.
Projects
  • 'ABUNDANCE'
    'ABUNDANCE'I'm the lead in this short film which is being shown as part of the London Design Festival at the V&A! Free entry and no tickets required, running from Sat 17th - Sun 25th Sept: https://londondesignfestival.com/activities/abundance-short-film ‘Abundance’ is a short design fiction film set in a near-future London and follows a day in the life of a regenerative designer as they interact with the communities, technologies and systems to show what a regenerative London might look like. It aims to
  • Thrilled to be headlining the next RAP Party!
    Thrilled to be headlining the next RAP Party!RAP Party is a night of hip hop and spoken word poetry - absolutely delighted to have been asked to headline this event! 7 April 2022 from 6.30pm - tickets here! https://www.londonlibrary.co.uk/whats-on/152-the-r-a-p-party-the-london-library?date=2022-04-07-19-00
  • 'Card Tricks' | BBC Bitesize
    'Card Tricks' | BBC BitesizeThe Future is a series of short spoken-word films featuring inspirational poetry and performances from six up-and-coming young artists. I was commissioned by BBC Bitesize in 2019 to create a spoken word short film.
  • Tea Total Podcast
    Tea Total PodcastTea Total: How do you like it? Hosted by four women of colour, we wanted to create a podcast steeped with knowledge, that brews discussion, and tastes different. We want to delve into our personal relationships with tea as well as the rich history and culture surrounding the beverage across the globe throughout the millennia. Armed with tea related puns and an open mind, we are able to cover every topic imaginable from relationships to colonial history. We truly believe a good cuppa is a is a
  • 'Elevate East' | Rich Mix
    'Elevate East' | Rich MixI developed a short spoken word show on the theme of sleep. I was selected as one of five artists to be part of this collective. We received support in the form of a small budget and rehearsal space, and we performed to a sold-out public showcase at the end of July 2020
  • 'Life and Rhymes' | Sky Arts
    'Life and Rhymes' | Sky ArtsLife and Rhymes is a BAFTA winning show on Sky Arts, hosted by Professor Benjamin Zephaniah. The programme is celebration of the spoken word, shining a spotlight on British voices with inspiring performances from both established and new talent. I was asked to headline the show and feature on Episode 2, Season 2.
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Work history
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    Multimedia Creative and Artist | Photographer | PoetChristy Ku
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Writer - Personal essays and journalism - Specialises in: anti-racism, mental health, equality, beauty, self-improvement, books and internet culture Workshop facilitator. Specialises in creative development for all ages including children and young people - Past clients include Barbican, RUMAH, Stratford East and Museum of London Anti-racism and diversity & inclusion - Talawa Theatre, freelance workshop facilitator (Dec 2020 - Present) | Facilitator for their bespoke Unconscious Bias, Diversity and Anti-Racism training to help organisations challenge structural inequalities. - The Diversity Standards Collective (Jan 2021 - Present) | Freelance Consultant Content creator - Penguin Books, LitInColour (Jan, 2022) | TikTok contributor - Experienced video, audio and visual creator for social media platforms including IG, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok Poet and spoken word artist. Recent highlights include: - ‘Life and Rhymes’ Sky Arts (2021) | Featured artist on this BAFTA award winning show on Sky Arts, hosted by Professor Benjamin Zephaniah. - Elevate East, Rich Mix (2021) | Artist in residence. - BBC 1Xtra Words First (2019) | Finalist, featured on BBC Bitesize, BBC 2, BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Asian Network Podcaster: - Co-host and editor for TeaTotal Podcast https://anchor.fm/tea-total Photographer - Specialises in working with people who are camera-averse to build up their confidence and create beautiful portraits. I work with people of all body types, gender identities, and backgrounds in a kind and non-judgemental way - Live events | I often work with live art including dance, music and poetry. - Product photography | fine jewellery, beauty products, books
Skills
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Copywriting
  • Article Writing
  • Journalism
  • Storytelling
  • Social Media
  • Digital Content
  • Workshop Delivery
  • Public Speaking