At secondary school 2002 – 2008 Debris was educated through the evolution of Grime and found poetry in the mouths of the testosterone and teenagers around her. Nurtured by the Roundhouse, Debris was then followed by Chanel4 for 2 years, published by organisations such as, Louis Vuitton, Oxford University, BBC Radio 4 and finally by Flipped Eye with her debut pamphlet, Pigeon Party. A social carrier pigeon, Debris has performed her poetry from an ampitheatre in Kayamandi, South Africa to a classroom in Englewood, Chicago. Curve Theatre breakthrough Artist, Heatwave freestyle dancer and Mouthy Poet Founder, Debris has been awarded over £250,000 by Arts Council England to develop young talent in the East Midlands and beyond. Debris can often be found dancing sober and alone to Grime, Soca or Dancehall and recently demonstrated this love in a Carnival touring Trinidad and Tobago with The 2 Cents Movement.Locked Pro Plan feature
Co-Leader at the Roundhouse Poetry Collective
Poetry Producer Set up a poetry collective LoewenMaul (sister collective to Mouthy Poets) alongside Anne Hartmann and Kai Müller - a collective of multi-lingual 13-30 year old poets who produce shows and publications at a grass routes level. -Initial research and development funded by the European Theatre Convention
Although I am the founder, Mouthy aims to be a community driven company where the leaders get us stuck in as the participants. As do the participants take on empowering roles of leadership. So with Mouthy I write, challenge myself and learn like everyone else.
Art Director & Founder We command and co-ordinate our words, voices and careers through writing and performance workshops. We advocate the exploration of entertainment and communication by mixing words with art, performance and music. However, we are not just young wordsmiths; we are editors, marketing directors, teachers, hosts and managers. Because we are responsible for facilitating workshops and events dedicated to words and entertainment. ◦ Grants for the Arts, Arts Council Funding 2012-2013. £30k // £88k ◦ Nottingham University Widening Participation Funding 2010-2011 £3k
Arnold Primary School
Tutor of Poetry Teaching Undergraduate level poetry and performance poetry on the Creative and Professional Writing BA.
Working with a lovely group of year 11s at Bullwell Academy to create an anthology of their poetry.