Festivals and Conferences

May 2017

  • Power, Performance and Play: An International Conference on Caribbean Carnival Cultures

Leeds Beckett University

(Speaker) Paper title: Mas’: A Journey towards a definition

March 2017

  • Bodies and Borders Free public lectures

School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University

(Speaker) Paper title: Performing Trinidad in Butetown: Carnival, Community and Belonging

September 2016

  • Free public lectures in Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art Society for Wales at Cardiff University

(Speaker) Paper title: The Art of Carnival: Trinidad and the Caribbean

August 2016

  • Persistent Racial Problems: Political, Cultural and Religious Responses, University of the West Indies, Trinidad

(Co-presenter) Presentation title: Invocations of Mas’ in exile: a performative presentation.

June 2016

  • Caribbean and Diasporic Dialogues at the University, Goldsmiths University of London

(Speaker) Paper title: Play Yuhself: Carnival, ritual and diasporic bodies.

June 2016

  • Representation, The Artist and Community: Collective Conversations, Old Library Cardiff

(Coordinator as part of Fellowship (Re)presenting ‘Butetown’)

April 2016

  • FUSE – Knowledge Exchange in Public Health Conference, Newastle-Gateshead

(Co-speaker) Paper title: The creative turn in evidence for public health: community and arts based methodologies.

October 2015

  • Blackness in Britain 2015 conference, Birmingham City University, UK

(Speaker) Paper title: Butetown through the looking glass: A critical reflection of engagement pathways and methodological approaches and preoccupations of photographers depicting Butetown

September 2015

  • RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, University of Exeter

(Co-speaker) Paper title: Being more than Livable: At the limits of representation?

May 2014

  • Cultural Politics of Memory PG Conference, Cardiff University, Wales

(Speaker) Paper title: Re-call and Response

October 2013

  • Rex Nettleford Arts Conference Edna Manley College, Jamaica

(Speaker) Paper title: Transformation- Mas’ Bodies

June 2013

  • AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Project, BHAC Wales

Travellers’ Tales: Migration and Settlement Stories from Butetown and Beyond. (Project researcher and workshop leader)

October 2011

  • Re-Constructing Multiculturalism Reading Group Cardiff University, Wales

Photo exhibition and lunchtime talks (researcher/organizer)

July 2011

  • Transformation PG conference Cardiff University, Wales

(Speaker) Paper title: Transformation- Mas’ Bodies

May 2008

  • Displacement Postgraduate Symposium University of Glasgow, Scotland

(Speaker) Paper title: Making (ah) Mas’

March 2008

  • Montage video dance festival in partnership with FNB Dance Umbrella 2008

Johannesburg, South Africa

(Video artist)

2nd Feb-13th March 2008

  • Xtend Dance Festival South Hill Park Arts Centre, Atrium Bar. Bracknell UK

(Video artist)