I have experience developing, organising, and facilitating all types of arts events and projects. Visit my news page for more in-depth updates about what I’ve been upto.
Mecca2Medina: The Birth of British-Islamic Hip-Hop
I am working as a development producer for a music documentary project with poet, faith leader, and educator, Rakin Fetuga, who founded the first British-Islamic hip-hop group Mecca2Medina in the 1990s. Alongside his wife, and filmmaker, Eliot Gelberg-Wilson, we are working towards realising a feature-length film.
In 2021 I started an MA in Global Creative & Cultural Industries at SOAS, University of London. Towards the end of my degree I organised an in-person series of events alongside another student, Philipp Schütz. We invited researchers and practitioners in the Cultural Industries to share their practical experiences and applied expertise.
From February to May 2021 I was the School Illustrator in Residence for the House of Illustration. I delivered a 10-week comic book project with 2 year 3 student classes at Bell Lane Primary School in North London.
I have received Arts Council Funding for an art club at a Community Centre near me in London called Rumi’s Cave. From January to July 2021 I will be planning and delivering a programme of arts education for young people aged 5-10.
To commemorate the centenary of WWI Danny Boyle orchestrated a nationwide community art project alongside 14-18 NOW on 36 beaches in Great Britain. Under the umbrella of The National Theatre of Scotland I co-facilitated the project on the island of North Uist in Scotland.
Over 2 months we facilitated workshops and organised an event where people watched local volunteers create a large sand portrait of a local soldier who died during the war. Onlookers were invited to create stand stencils of fallen soldiers as well as recite a Carol Ann Duffy Poem ‘The Wound in Time’ written specifically for the occasion.
The sand was then washed away by the tide at sunset while a young local Scottish piper played the bagpipes.
Saturday Art Club
From 2017 to 2018 I was an Art Tutor at the Saturday Art Club at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre in North Uist, Scotland. Alongside another local artist I planned and delivered weekly art classes for children aged 5-12 that were linked to ongoing exhibitions.