Category Archives: Community Arts

27th June 2018 – Filming Life Growing Up

Filming Life Growing Up; true stories from young people growing up with HIV in the UK.  Working with the super talented director Simon Baker, alongside producer Tamsin Herbert and their amazing team to create a film from the live performance. Our wonderful actors Alistair Nwachukwu, James Jack Ryan and Maia Watkins gave brilliant performances….. The film will be previewed at the International Conference in Amsterdam AIDS20018 next week, and officially launched in the UK on December 1st World AIDS day. It will be freely available on YouTube as a resource.

21st June 2018 – Life Growing Up

Preview of the live performance of Life Growing Up – true stories from young people growing up with HIV in the UK. A storytelling performance that I have written, directed and produced with Danny Scheinmann for CHIVA; The Childrens HIV Charity.  It is performed by 3 brilliant young actors Alistair Nwachukwu, James Jack Ryan and Maia Watkins, with music by the amazing Aga Serugo Lugo.

22nd May 2018 – Chelsea Flower Show

Reading poems written by young people from CHIVA; The Childrens HIV Charity at the press launch of the CHERUB garden at the Chelsea flower show. Designed to bring attention to the experiences faced by young people growing up with HIV and the research that is being done in the UK by CHERUB (a collaboration of researchers) to find a cure for HIV. Due to stigma, the young people themselves felt unable to perform their own poems, so we were honoured to read for them.

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19 March 2018 – Art is Key

This week we are taking part in a week long workshop with young people, exploring their experiences of growing up with HIV through spoken word, music, poetry and drama. The longer term aim is to create a live storytelling performance and film based on the true stories collected from young people living in the UK who have grown up with HIV. This is a project for CHIVA; The Childrens HIV Association in collaboration with  Turtle Keys Arts.