Magdalena Moursy

Magdalena Moursy

Cultural Programmer and ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
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Magdalena Moursy

Magdalena Moursy

Cultural Programmer and ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am an award-winning audio maker in documentary storytelling and a live events programmer and producer. I love learning from and engaging with different people, places and cultures to collaborate, tell stories and create experiences that entertains, educates and inspires people. My drive is to create work that can open minds, develop understanding and create change in society.
Projects
  • Using the Time Wisely: Rehabilitation not Containment
    Using the Time Wisely: Rehabilitation not ContainmentThrough the voices of two former male prisoners and a female prison officer, this documentary reflects on the current state of the British criminal justice system, the role of rehabilitative programmes to help reduce re-offending and the need to support prisoners’ mental health.
  • 40 Years On: Remembering the New Cross Fire
    40 Years On: Remembering the New Cross FireThis audio documentary looks back to 1981 at the horrific tragedy of the New Cross fire that killed 13 young teenagers at a birthday party and the events that followed including The Black Peoples Day of Action, the ‘largest mass movement for racial justice on British soil’. Charles Parker Prize - Gold Award Winner Produced and edited by Magdalena Moursy In collaboration with Decolonising the Archive and Goldsmiths, University of London
  • The Second Home Serpentine Pavilion at La Brea Tar Pits
    The Second Home Serpentine Pavilion at La Brea Tar PitsSecond Home is collaborating with Natural History Museum to bring the acclaimed 2015 Serpentine Pavilion designed by SelgasCano to Los Angeles from 28th June to November 2019 The Second Home Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano at La Brea Tar Pits will offer the public a flexible, multi-purpose social space in which to enjoy public programmes and events focusing on the intersection of art, design, science, and nature. The installation in Los Angeles at the iconic La Brea Tar Pits—the only activ
  • A Time and A Place... For Everything
    A Time and A Place... For EverythingIn collaboration with The Museum of Soho Artists: Robert Stallard, Damien Frost and Strangeways artFix 6th - 10th August 2015 L'Escargot 24th Sept 2015 - 2nd Jan 2016 A photography retrospective that demonstrates Soho as a never ending, constantly changing organism which lives, grows and breathes through its community. This being both the people and places you see. 'For the duration of the exhibition L’Escargot becomes a metaphor for all Soho' - Clive Jennings, Soho Clarion, Winter '15 No 16
  • An Evening with Stephanie, Live Art Dining Soiree
    An Evening with Stephanie, Live Art Dining SoireeL'Escargot 7th and 14th April 2015 Artists: Eleanor Johnson and Venetia Berry Model: Stephanie Griffiths An Evening With Stephanie A Live Art Dining Soiree 7 and 14 April 2016 L'Escargot, Soho ​ Sponsored by Absolut ​ Artists: Venetia Berry and Eleanor Johnson An Evening Soiree is a live art dining event that aims to promote emerging artists covering different art disciplines. Held at the eccentric Soho town house L’Escargot, this ticketed series of dinners aims to immerse the spectator i
  • Artonomy
    ArtonomyA student collective promoting local artists, musicians and designers in a collaborative, unified showcase. Since graduating from Leeds University in 2014, I have returned to Leeds each year to formulate a new team of students to continue organising exhibitions Fine Art and Live Music Showcase in support of Freedom from Torture - 3rd June 2014, Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds Spectrum Exhibition in support of The Rainbow School - 2nd June 2015, Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds Phantasmagoria Exhibition
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Projects credited in
  • unwrapped
    unwrappedBranding to celebrate the opening of Second Home London Fields. A weeks worth of events, championing social change, creativity and entrepreneurship – London Fields Unwrapped.
  • CityLife
    CityLifeCity Life celebrates cities as sites of connectivity and creativity, where people, industries and ideas collide and new possibilities are generated. Running throughout October, the festival explored the relationship between urban spaces, communities and identities and champion London as a place of inclusivity and diversity through a mix of supper clubs, creative workshops, screenings, performances and discussions.
  • Unwrapped: Redefining Femininity
    Unwrapped: Redefining FemininityTo celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, – we organised a week of events celebrating the power, the pain and the pleasure of twenty-first century womanhood. Including talks, discussions, workshops, food, music and drinks. Check out the programme here: https://secondhome.io/cultural-programme/unwrapped-redefining-femininity
  • Unwrapped: Race, Faith + Femininity with Yassmin Abdel-Magied
    Unwrapped: Race, Faith + Femininity with Yassmin Abdel-MagiedYassmin Abdel-Magied is an enigma. As a Sudanese-Australian writer, broadcaster, recovering engineer and style icon, she's known for breaking moulds and smashing stereotypes at every opportunity. In February we hosted a dicussion with Yassmin and Words of Colour executive director, Joy Francis, as they explored Yassmin’s relationship with race, faith and femininity and the role London has played in shaping her incredible journey so far. This event was part of our Redefining Femininity Series -
  • Unwrapped: Women Tech Disruptors
    Unwrapped: Women Tech DisruptorsWith women making up only 20% of the tech industry, what is actually being done to make the tech space more inclusive? What visibility, community and resources do women need to get ahead in technology? We brought together a panel of tech disrupters to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the industry, and shine light on breaking the barriers in tech innovation. Joining Google on the panel we had; Amy Thompson - Founder of the Moody App - a brilliant femtech app that allows women to trac
  • Unwrapped: Demystifying Female Mastrubation
    Unwrapped: Demystifying Female MastrubationLast week we hosted an honest and frank discussion about female masturbation! Sex Tech is an industry forecast to be worth £22 billion by 2020. SODA (The School of Digital Age) is dedicated to smashing the taboos surrounding female pleasure, and is working to promote the use of sex toys to help bridge the satisfaction gap. SODA’s creative director, Jackie Annesley kicked off the conversation igniting a much needed discussion around the stuff women want to know more about, but feel too awkward
Work history
    Southbank Centre logo
    Southbank Centre logo
    ProducerSouthbank Centre
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    Second Home logo
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    Head of Cultural Programming LASecond Home
    Los Angeles, United StatesFull Time
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Skills
  • Art Events
  • Production
  • Event Management
  • Venue Management
  • Client Liaison
  • Public Communications
  • Art Curation
  • Artist Promotion
  • Social Media Management
  • Creative Events
  • Arts Programming
  • Music Programming
  • Events Programming
  • Creative Programming
  • Creative Production
  • Creative Projects
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Cultural Event
  • Arts Culture
  • Cross-cultural Working
  • Digital Content
  • Website Content
  • Website Copywriting
  • Copywriting Editorial
  • Email Communications
  • Email Campaign
  • Cultural Communications
  • Editorial Campaigns
Education
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    MA RadioGoldsmiths, University of London
    London, United Kingdom
    University of Leeds logo
    University of Leeds logo
    Art HistoryUniversity of Leeds
     - Leeds, United Kingdom
    Received 1st Class Honours in Dissertation 'The Use of Photography as a Political Weapon in Weimar Germany'
Awards
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    40 Years On: Remembering the New Cross Fire (Gold Award Winner)Charles Parker Prize
    The judges praised Magdalena Moursy, an MA student at Goldsmiths, University of London, for 'an extremely moving and well-crafted feature that is true to the spirit of Charles Parker while doing something fresh and entirely its own'.