Wednesday WORD!s with Mellow Baku

  • This PAST event happened on: Wed, Aug 31, 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.

    Sessions are run on an inclusive basis. Please get in touch if you have any access needs.

    About the Facilitator:

    Mellow Baku is a sound, word and visual artist who has performed throughout UK and internationally for over 15 years, including at London Southbank, Warwick Arts, as well as gigs in Switzerland, Denmark and New York. Associate Artist with WORD! her work is regularly commissioned for plays and music at Curve Leicester, Manchester theatres and Nottingham Libraries. In 2022 her theatre show Mmm Ahh Whoosh co-produced by the Spark Arts for Children toured nationally, including at London Southbank, Opera North, The Gulbenkian and partner venues Attenborough Arts and Warwick Arts. Her work has received airplay on BBC Radio 2. 

    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.

    "Mellow Baku - the best kept secret in British jazz" - Courtney Pine OBE


    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 Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. With thanks to our partners at BrightSparks Arts for Zoom platform hosting