Wednesday WORD!s with Mellow Baku

  • This PAST event happened on: Wed, May 4, 2022

  • Venue:Online
  • Time:10.30am
  • Cost:Free

  • This week's Wednesday WORD!s will run from 10.30-12pm and be led by sound, word and visual artist, Mellow Baku. To get involved email [email protected] and we'll say hello and send you a free login.

    About the Facilitator:

    Mellow Baku has performed throughout UK and internationally for over 10 years, including at London Southbank, Warwick Arts, as well as gigs in Switzerland, Denmark and New York. Associate Artist with both WORD! and the Spark Arts for Children, her work is regularly commissioned for plays, storytelling, poetry and music, at Curve Leicester and Attenborough Arts. Prior to the pandemic she toured Manchester theatres, Leicester schools and Nottingham Libraries. Her work has received airplay on BBC Radio.

    Mellow facilitates workshops for creativity and wellbeing in the community and for the NHS, with gender-specific and inclusive groups. She sings with Ka Safar, a 5-13-piece Egyptian & otherworldly inspired transcendental improvisation ensemble based in Leicester and features with jazz bands. She is currently UK touring a free-jazz inspired immersive theatre piece ‘Mmm Ahh Whoosh’ for early years, co-produced by The Spark Arts for Children, co-commissioned by Attenborough Arts and Warwick Arts Centre.


    About Wednesday WORD!s

    Wednesday WORD!s is a weekly online workshop, open to all and running every Wednesday, 10.30-12pm. Curated by Creative Director, Lydia Towsey, sessions are facilitated in collaboration with a range of regular and/or guest writers and aim to support the health, wellbeing, community, artistic and holistic development of participating writers.

    Previous and current guests have included: Rob Gee, Mellow Baku, Panya Banjoko, George Szirtes, Marvin Thompson, Rishi Dastidar and Leo Boix, amongst other facilitating artists.

    Wednesday WORD!s are currently enabled with the support of Arts Council England and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. With thanks to our partners at BrightSparks Arts for Zoom platform hosting