I am a Community Arts Practitioner dedicated to engaging the arts with all people, facilitating projects that strive for inclusion and diversity.
I have experience facilitating, devising and producing a wide range of Community Arts projects across Merseyside and internationally, always with the aim to make positive change, 'big' or 'small'!
I aspire to produce Community Arts Events and Festivals both nationally and internationally. As such, I am always looking to develop my Production portfolio, and welcome any opportunities to learn from others and enhance my skill set.
I have recently established Relay Community Arts CIC, a Community Storytelling Organisation based in Liverpool that celebrates local community and creates a space that can be harnessed by participants to explore local issues and solutions.
Creating Devised Theatre
Social Media Management
Theatre Front of House
Festival Front of House
Co-founder and Creative Producer. Relay Community Arts CIC.
September 2019 - Present
Co-founder and Creative Producer of Relay Community Arts CIC, a Liverpool based Community Arts Organisation that uses storytelling to celebrate local community, and supports honest spaces to explore local issues and solutions.
Community Consultant. Tmesis Theatre.
September 2019 - Present
Facilitating a series of Community consultations within the L8 area (Liverpool) to gauge engagement levels for a future project developing work for Physical Fest 2021.
Producer. Tmesis Theatre.
September 2019 - Present
Producing the project 'First Times' with the first cohort of Tmesis Theatre's Wicked Women Creative Development programme, now Skein Collective. 'First Times' is an open brief where participants can respond to the stimulus to create a final product or use their time to do some research and development for a future project. All work will be shared digitally from 24th October 2020.
Assistant Producer. Tmesis Theatre.
May 2019 - August 2020
Mentored by Claire Bigley (Tmesis Theatre Producer); I assist in the production, management, and operation of the project ‘Life in Static’. An online ‘grapevine’ project that collects and presents a series of creative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pastoral Support. Collective Encounters.
July 2019 - August 2020
Providing Pastoral Support, and assisting in the facilitation of online creative workshops for Collective Encounter's 'Picture This' project. 'Picture This' is an online outreach project, that explores Digital Art works. Participants of the project will receive a Bronze Arts Awards upon completion.
Facilitator, Director and Producer. Independent (Student - Dissertation).
December 2019 - May 2020
Establishing and maintaining relationships with community groups and education organisations within Everton to devise a mid-scale outdoor promenade performance in Everton Park, exploring local history and celebrating community.
Production roles include: project and event management, accounting, working with local authorities, marketing, management of stewards and public.
Assistant Director. Collective Encounters.
May 2019 - December 2019
Co-facilitating drama workshops with the Collective Encounters Youth Theatre and Assistant Directing their Theatre for Social Change performance, ‘The Street Where the Stories Live’.
Facilitator, Director and Producer. Student.
September 2019 - December 2019
'A Wonderful Woodchurch Christmas Pantomime'. Working in association with Wirral Council, with residents from the Woodchurch estate, Birkenhead this project explored issues and solutions within their community. The project culminated in a pantomime performance presented to local council members and decision makers to engender change.
Production roles included project planning, organising and managing event, and accounting.
Workshop Facilitator. The Home Project.
Facilitating a week long drama project with unaccompanied refugee and asylum seeking children in Athens.
Front of House. Pleasance Theatre Trust.
July 2019 - August 2019
Providing a Front of House service at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival including the effective management of large crowds. Additionally, fit up and break of all Pleasance venues for the festival was inclusive in this role.
English Tutor. Associazione Culturale Linguistica Educational.
June 2019 - July 2019
Teaching English through drama, music, dance and games across Italy, working in various English Language Summer Camps.
Facilitator, Senior Producer and Director. Student.
Jan 2019 - May 2019
Facilitating drama workshops with the ‘Ice Breakers’, a group of older residents of Port Sunlight, exploring local history, culminating in a mid-scale outdoor celebratory performance alongside other community groups involved in this area specific project. Production roles included co-managing a team of producers, project and event management, safe crowd and public management.
Facilitator, Actor and Director. Student.
September 2018 - December 2018
Devised and toured a Theatre in Education performance including participation to schools across Merseyside, practically exploring the topic of the Partition of India.
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
2017 - 2020
BA (Hons) Applied Theatre and Community Drama
Global Language Training
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL); Teaching English to Speakers of Another Language
2019 - 2020
Wicked Women Creative Development Programme
Pleasance Theatre Trust
Equality and Diversity
Stockton Riverside College
2016 - 2017
Level 3 Diploma - Hair and Make-Up for Media and Performance
2014 - 2016
Level 3 Extended Diploma - Musical Theatre