- The Language of Basquiat /// Show and Storytell /// Barbican: Boom for RealAs part of the Basquiat: Boom For Real exhibition at Barbican, I ran gallery tours exploring the significance of language in Basquiat's paintings and collectively reading his works as prose-poems. More info Following this I was asked to curate an event at the Young Barbican Private View, which was a 'Show and Storytell' event, where young writers performed work alongside an image that inspired that work. More info All images courtesy of Barbican.
- What You Saying?What You Saying? was a 3-part series of storytelling events exploring the city of London and it's wide community of voices. With a roaming location shifting across community spaces in the city, and hearing from tellers old and new, this series aimed to break boundaries through the act of storytelling. Founded by Rob Malone, Samia Ahmed and Ellen O'Donoghue Oddy, the collective aim of the event series was to establish a platform where the stories that our friends live or dream about are given
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Digital CommunicationsInc Arts UK
London, United KingdomFreelance
I support the marketing and digital communications work for Inc Arts – a charity that champions the creative, contractual and economic rights of the UK's African, Asian, Caribbean and ethnically diverse arts sector workforce. I work in copywriting, political and parliamentary monitoring, research analysis, campaign development, social media, PR, website development, and campaign delivery. I led on the marketing for the launch of Unlock – a free anti-racist toolkit for the arts workforce.
Communications ManagerFilm and Video Umbrella
London, United KingdomFull Time
Oversee all communication strategies for FVU, the leading commissioners of video art in the UK • Build comprehensive marketing campaigns in collaboration with artists, partners and stakeholders for each film release (roughly seven per year). • Launched online streaming platform in response to COVID-19 with a two-week turnaround and led on website restructure in order to enhance user experience • Run the monthly newsletter, plan and write all social media copy across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Vimeo that is engaging and accessible for all members of the public • Commission, edit and co-develop all online articles for FVU Read • Produce, host and launch artist interviews in both video, audio and text format; liaising with artists, and managing the workload of multiple freelancers • Leading on press, from writing releases to managing relationships with the press
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- Digital Communications
- Community Outreach
- Content Copywriting
- Promotional Videos
- Events Production
- Social Media Management
- Website Management
- Budget Management
Masters: Issues in Modern CultureUniversity College London (UCL)
London, United Kingdom
Research in literary and arts history and engagement with contemporary critical conversation. My thesis focussed on the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and the influences of jazz and hip-hop on his literary style – on the canvas.
BA (Hons) English Literatures and Language (European), 1st ClassUniversity of Leeds
- Leeds, United Kingdom
My degree encompassed literature in the English language from Chaucer to Zadie Smith; I took a particular interest in contemporary American literature. I developed a disciplined, fluid and creative command of the English language and ability to speak French during my Erasmus year abroad in Montpellier.