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Dr Cecilia Wee fRSA (she / they)

Co-producer and co-curator for Our Croydon

Cecilia Wee is an independent curator, artist, educator, consultant, coach, and equalities activist working with arts and culture, community, health and wellbeing, and trade unions. She is passionate about working with historically underserved communities to address issues of equity and precarity in the workplace and beyond, explore more equitable resource circulation, and to make strategies and infrastructures of learning, thriving and dreaming together. Cecilia has edited books, curated exhibitions, events, workshops and led research with organisations including Arts Council England, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Contemporary Visual Arts Network, NHS Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service, Resonance FM, Shape Arts and Tate Modern. Cecilia wrote their PhD on the documentation of Live Art and is Associate Lecturer in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art.

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Lehni Lamide Davies

Co-producer and co-curator for Our Croydon

Lehni Lamide Davies is a British Nigerian Creative Producer who works in partnership with artists and cultural institutions that are committed to social change and having a positive impact on the world. She finds great joy in supporting artists, creatives and arts organizations to bring their exciting ideas into reality. Some of the artists, projects and partners she has had the pleasure of working with are Shona Hamilton, Brian Lobel, Up In Arms, The Salooni Project, Othello De Souza Hartley, Magic Me, Arts Admin, Rich Mix, Africa Utopia Festival, The WOW Festival, Southbank Centre, Praxis New Voices Festival, The British Council and The Children's Commissioner for England.

Lehni is currently the Programme Director of the BA (Hons) in Theatre and Social Change at Rose Bruford College and is a Trustee for arts charity Speech Bubbles.
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Amina Jama

Assistant producer and curator for Our Croydon

Amina Jama is a writer, facilitator and curator. Member of Octavia WOC Poetry Collective and inaugural Frieze x Deutsche Bank 2021-23 Curatorial Fellow at Chisenhale Gallery. Jama's debut poetry pamphlet, 'A Warning to the House that Holds Me' published by Flipped Eye Press is 2020 is the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award. Their work focuses on decolonising archival practices, exploring heritage and displacement.

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A’Ishah Waheed

Talawa Theatre Company - Community Engagement Producer 

A’Ishah Waheed is the Community Engagement Producer at Talawa Theatre Company. She is a producer, facilitator and artist, working mainly within community spaces. Her practice and experience are rooted in intergenerational connection, learning and play, access, and wellbeing.  

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Regina Agard-Brathwaite

Talawa Theatre Company - Community Engagement Assistant Producer

Regina is a facilitator, producer and artist who mainly works in community settings. She enjoys working with young people within educational settings as well as older adults introducing them to the arts and their creativity. Regina recently achieved her master’s degree in Theatre and Performance from Queen Mary University of London.  Regina has previously worked with 81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance, Peopling the Palace Festival, and the Bernie Grant Arts Centre.

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Samantha Adams

Dramatherapist on Our Croydon

Samantha Adams is a HCPC Registered Dramatherapist & Creative Arts Supervisor, having been an Actor and Storyteller for well over two decades. Sam works as an in-house production based Dramatherapist and consultant Dramatherapist, most recently: on Dr Semmelweis with Mark Rylance for Sonia Friedman Productions, the National Theatre’s Motive and the Cue and Othello, and the Barbican’s/Bristol Old Vic’s The Meaning of Zong by written by Giles Terera and co-directed by Tom Morris. She also leads Health & Wellbeing at Clean Break Theatre Company, supports Rutger’s acting students at Shakespeare’s Globe, and teaches on the Dramatherapy MA at the University of Roehampton, where she also trained. Sam served as an Executive member of the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth) from 2018-2022 where she proposed and facilitated the it’s first conference on systemic racism in 2022, and co-edited the special issue related academic journal.

Our Croydon was a project led by Talawa Theatre Company in partnership with Museum of Croydon and Stanley Arts, part of London Borough of Culture.

For enquiries, email contact@talawa.com