Poet, Writer, Media Maker, Facilitator

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Projects

 

Creative Projects

 
 

VerseFirst Productions/ VerseFirst Poetry Podcast

VerseFirst productions is Media project, dedicated to showing the world the best of what west midlands Poetry has to offer.

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the VFPoetryPodcast began as a passion project in 2018. featuring interviews with your next favourite poet on the creation of their work, and the craft of verse, Episodes that centre the Politics, Philosophy and culture that drives Poets to make art. These musings on verse are accompanied by unique studio and set readings of some of the most fantastic artists of both page and stage.

I wanted to build something I craved when I first started writing.

media that centred the questions of poetic creation, talked about the events happening in the community and let me hear the voices of the poets I respect on issues that were relevant for me.

So here it is.

the VerseFirst Poetry Podcast.


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Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal

Co founded By Myself and Three amazing poetry sisters Naush Sabah, Olivia Hodgson and Suna Afshan. Poetry Birmingham is a quarterly journal of contemporary poetry and poetics launching its first issue online in September. check it out at www.poetrybirmingham.com


BREACH

Performed at the Frankenstein 200: Bicentennial of the Modern Prometheus @ the Birmingham Conservatoire. this Immersive Media Poem, comprised of Performance, Sound design and Layered sound samples. was designed to be performed in darkness.



SpaceWang/ Parrotshoot

Spacewang Written by Tom Wells Directed by @Think/Write/Fly Parrotshoot Written and Directed by Think/Write/Fly Creative Direction: @VinitaF22 Starring Karen Mann as both Nora & Lola Produced by the Paperball Collective 2015


Ntozake Shange’s ‘for colored girls’ @ the Blue Orange theatre

Film Poem Performance of Dark Phrases from: "for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf " by Ntozake Shange
Music: Magnús Trygvason Eliassen from ADHD
Directed By: ThinkWriteFly,
Director of Photography: Vinita B
Starring: Natasha Simone - Lady in Blue,
Chanelle Calvin - Lady in Yellow,
Ntombi Shibambo- Lady in Green,
Holly Allana- Lady in Purple,
Karen Mann- Lady in Red
Paulette- Lady in Brown
Meenal Odeedra- Lady in Orange

The 2014 Run at the Blue orange theatre

Speech Direction, Sound Design and Movement direction by ThinkWriteFly
creative direction, Lighting design, and Costume Design by Vinita B

Starring:

Natasha Simone - Lady in Blue,
Chanelle Calvin - Lady in Yellow,
Ntombi Shibambo- Lady in Green,
Holly Allana- Lady in Purple,
Karen Mann- Lady in Red
Paulette- Lady in Brown

one of the proudest moments of the Collective, and my greatest honour to direct a choreopoem so close to my heart.