1988-91 London School of Economics,
BSc (Econ) International Relations, awarded Upper Second.
Other activities include :
1991-93 London School of Economics.
MA International History, focusing on the decolonisation of the British Empire, anti-colonial African nationalism and the politics of culture, identity and ethnicity in Europe and
Dissertation : The Cultural Legacy of Decolonisation in
1991 National Democratic Institute for International Affairs,
Public Relations Intern for a human rights organisation specialising in election monitoring and democratic development in developing countries, responsible for publicising the Institute to the with press and Houses of Congress.
1992 Donald Anderson MP, Labour Front Bench Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs with responsibility for Eastern Europe and
1994 The Panafest,
Attending the academic colloquium at the ’94 Panafest provided me with a valuable education in the principles of the Pan-Africanist cultural and political agenda. I have since visited
1995-97 EcoTrip, the DIY Cultural Caravan
Founder, Artistic Coordinator, Events Promoter and Treasurer for a collective of cultural and environmental activists, raising awareness of issues of local cultural, social and environmental empowerment at clubs, festivals and the local community of Brixton. I developed excellent contacts in the field of cultural education, acquiring skills and experience in the marketing and administration of an arts and cultural education project.
1995- Kakatsitsi, Master Drummers from
Manager, organising and managing the successful 1996, ’99, 2000 and 2001
1997- Indigenous People, a cultural and environmental education charity raising awareness of the United Nations Local Agenda 21 through creative media, working with traditional music and dance companies from Africa,
1997-8 Freelance Journalist, writing on issues relating to African, alternative and dance culture and Green/protest politics for the Big Issue, West Africa, The Voice, Dream Creation and Mixmag magazines.
2001-02 Liquid Spiral Collective - an underground ‘Conscious Partying’ organisation organizing multimedia arts installations in underground premises in
2002-2005 The Synergy Project - founder and co-director.
An umbrella organisation seeking to promote links between non-governmental organisations and artists, producers and promoters working on the alternative festival and clubs scene.
Room Coordinator - programming an indigenous and world music space including all aspects of production management.
Executive Committee member - responsible for financial planning, budgeting, marketing, press and public relations, venue liaison and organisational development.
2005- The Synergy Centre – founder and co-director
The Synergy Centre is a community arts centre in Camberwell with a strong creative and environment ethos. Its general purpose is to provide facilities for the local community as well as offering work-based learning opportunities in a number of different areas.
2010- Act for Change,