Past Projects

Prison Week

Commissioned by the Prisons Week charity to write and perform the promotional video for the Prisons Week 2017 campaign.


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BBC Radio London

Guest appearance as judge for the 2018 rap finals.


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Youth Urban Arts Foundation

Rap and Writing Tutor

Working with young people and local communities to write and produce their own songs.

www.yuaf.org.uk


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Spine Festival 2017

Artist in Residence

Working with libraries and their local schools in south east London to create and perform their own poetry.

www.spinefestival.com


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Five-O-Fresh at Theatre 503

Script and Development Coach

Working with aspiring script writers and actors to develop, write and perform their original plays.

www.theatre503.com


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Art Against Knives

On Track Project Facilitator

Engaging the participants around relevant issues, exposing them to new and different writing practices and facilitating the creation and recording of their own original music.

www.artagainstknives.com


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Synergy Theatre

Workshop facilitator

Providing engaging creative writing and youth management workshops for incarcerated youth as well as youth and adult ex-offenders.

www.synergytheatreproject.co.uk


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The Rememberers

Writing and performance of a one-man live hip hop graphic novel and educational programme. Toured nationally, 2011-13. 

www.therememberers.org


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East London Arts & Music (ELAM)

Visiting Lecturer

Facilitated a weekly seminar on the strategies and practice of writing and performing spoken word, poetry and song lyrics.

www.elam.co.uk


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Platform

Political Poetry Tutor

Facilitation of a weekly workshop which aimed to explore, discuss and debate contemporary social and political issues as well as the production of spoken word pieces/performances that voice and address these various dialogues.

http://www.platformislington.org.uk/


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The Rose Bowl

Music & Performance Programme Manager

Scheduling, monitoring and programming of the youth artists, tutors and studio facilities as well as event and product planning.

www.rosebowlislington.org.uk


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Hoxton Hall

Lyric/Songwriting & Performance Tutor

Developing and strengthening the writing and songwriting of youth artists.

www.hoxtonhall.co.uk


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Stan Won’t Dance Education & Arts Residency, Royal Festival Hall

Working in collaboration with Director / Choreographer Rob Tannion and Whitbread Award winning author Patrick Neate to create multi-arts workshops and performances for young people ages 11-14.

www.dancetouringpartnership.co.uk
 


Where I’m From, Daniel House PRU

A year-long project, working in collaboration with poet/author Roger Robinson to facilitate the young people’s production, writing and recording of an original spoken word/rap/grime album.


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Hoxton Hall Youth Arts Academy

Commissioned to write and direct an original full length, full cast HipHOpera - performed at Hackney Empire Summer ’08.

www.hoxtonhall.co.uk

 


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The London Sinfonietta & Copenhagen Youth Project, Kings Place

Collaborated with the London Sinfonietta and participants (aged 12-15) from the youth project to produce an original classical-urban fusion, multi-media installation and performance.


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Shake the Dust

Host and Outreach Facilitator

Led nationwide outreach and recruitment initiative for Apples and Snakes’ National Youth Poetry Slam. Hosted the poetry slam finals.

www.shakethedust.co.uk

 


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The British Library

Workshop Facilitator

Facilitated an English Language conference for students.


 
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Diverse Arts

Trainer

Led an initiative to train school bus drivers throughout Wales on behaviour management and problem solving.

www.diversearts.co.uk


‘Conversations with the Yout’

Spoken word and rap album based on my experiences as a youth worker and arts facilitator in the streets, schools and estates of London. Recognised by the English Poetry Book Society as one of the country’s best spoken word records of the year in 2010.


ARTIST TOURS/GIGS & DISCOGRAPHY

The Book Slam: Neighbourhood Club w/ Patrick Neate

Darkerthanblue.com UK National Tour

Fresh Festival: Birmingham

Touch Magazine Main Stage, Notting Hill Carnival

Support for Omar, Jazz Café, London

Dekefex, Mass, London

Urban Music Seminar, London

2002 MOBO Awards

“GIMME SUM” ft. Omar, Common Sense, Rodney P & Ashman. Single from Sing (If You Want To) – Omar

“TRANSMISSION 2032” Taken from TwoFive- Apples &Snakes

“SING (REMIX)” (If You Want To)- Omar