Performances & Workshops
Spoken Rotterdam: 17th August 2013 (Bird Theatre, Holland)
Phoenix entered an online poetry competition that was judged by Def Jam Poetry star Black Ice and fellow US poets Novokane and G. Yamazawa. She was picked by the judges along with 2 other (Dutch Poets) to perform as a support act for the poetry stars in Rotterdam and for the chance to perform at a second show in New York.
Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival: 6th & 7th July 2012 (Mosely Park, Birmingham)
She performed both her poetry pieces and original songs over two days during the weekend festival. For the second day, she organized and hosted a stage at the festival as a finale of a 4 week creative writing course that she was running.
UOB Black History Month: Oct 2012 (UOB)
Phoenix was invited to University of Birmingham to sit on a panel discussion and give a spoken word performance at a Marcus Garvey themed Black History month event. She performed a 15 minute set relevant to the theme, delivered a talk about her artwork and sat on a Q&A panel discussion.
Akala Support : 8th June 2012 – (The Drum, Birmingham)
Performing as the only spoken word act of the night, Phoenix performed as a support act for the Birmingham segment of Akala’s UK tour.
Process 2010: 29th Nov – 4th Dec 2010 (The Rep, Birmingham)
Phoenix took part in an intensive 6 day theatre laboratory, within which she received tutoring from Hip-Hop theatre pioneer Benji Reid, top US performer Will Power and award winning director Toby Wilsher.
The programme offered cross border theatre tutoring including movement, creative writing and miming. The 6 day course ended with a showcase performance at Birmingham’s Rep Theatre.
BBC Radio Drama – Show & Tell: 7th & 10th June 2010 (BBC, Birmingham)
This was a two day workshop which explored techniques for dramatic writing, producing a radio drama and writer performer work. The workshops included the production of work, performance and hands on recording in the studio.
The workshops were hosted by by Fiona Kelcher, Development Producer for BBC Radio Drama.
Lyric Lounge: 2009 (The Y, Leicester)
Two years later she was introduced to the world of performance poetry through an audition for Lyric Lounge’s & Write way up& . After a successful audition, she was informed that she had won a commission as a result.
This pushed her to explore the wider avenues that the world of creative writing had to offer.