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Danae Wellington

Writer, Performance Artist and Creative Director

I am a writer, performance artist, creative director of Nyara School of Arts and Applied Social Science undergrad at the University of Sheffield. I'm interested in contextual studies in the fields of music and theatre for African Diasporans and the ways in which we can use art forms as a practice of resistance and social justice.

My former years were spent as a vocalist from the age of 16-21 with Riddimtion Soundsystem, Dnae and the Indigo Sound Project (a Jazz Neo-Soul collective), and other musical projects touring the UK and releasing various records with notable producers and musicians. Since 2017 I have been writing with the Hive South Yorkshire collective and have had incredible opportunities supporting Moor Mother at the Ted Hughes Poetry Festival 2019, performing at Sheaf Poetry Festival and the inaugural Poets Corner at Tramlines Festival in 2019, in addition to having published work in the Hive poetry anthologies Halfway Smile and Surfing The Twilight. I currently manage a multi-disciplinary Black art and heritage organisation focused on developing academic and vocational arts programmes for young people and adults in the African Diaspora community.