I believe in the power of culture to change the world around us.
For the last seven years I have worked for organisations across the cultural sector to deliver nationally acclaimed seasons, creative partnerships and artistic commissions.
In 2016 I co-founded Kerb Crates, a series of lunchtime talks and performances exploring what the city is for, which ran for four weeks.
I have spoken on the relationship between art and change at the Barbican and for calouste gulbenkian.
I HAVE CHAIRED SOLD OUT EVENTS AT THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE AND london creative network
I have mentored at the roundhouse and at Women of the World Festival, and judged for Debating Matters.
i have facilitated workshops for teenagers at alexandra palace
I have compèred competitions at events for Kerb. Head here to see some chicken-wing competition magic in action.
and i'm now a fellow of the royals society for the arts.
I am committed to the following principles:
Never accepting work that has not been fairly advertised, or where a range of candidates have been considered for the position.
Never programming Pudding for venues that don’t have clear, publicly available inclusion strategies, including environmental strategies, in line with the principles of climate justice.
Rejecting invitations to speak on panels or at events that are not inclusive.
Giving my time for free to any individual wishing to pursue a career in programming, producing or the arts.
Refusing to promote opportunities with organisations who do not demonstrate a meaningful commitment to inclusion, including those offering unpaid work experience placements or internships.
Declining invitations from organisations for the dreaded free ‘brain pick’
Challenging problematic terminology, opinions and positioning in all encounters, both personal and professional, and including my own.
find me in a theatre, a park, or sipping a Shirley Temple.