WHO WE ARE
Samuel is a community artist, director, producer, project manager, and researcher based in Leeds. He has previously worked with The Leeds Playhouse, Chol Theatre, Front Room Productions, Faceless Arts, The University of Leeds and LIPA. He holds a BA in Community Drama from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and an MA in Culture and Difference from Durham University. He is currently in the final part of completing his PHD at the University of Leeds.
PEOPLE WE WORK WITH
fairandfunky is a community interest company with the mission statement: empowering people to take little steps to change the world. They chose to be a community interest company as we are more that just an ordinary business. Their profits are reinvested into the company so we can deliver workshops for free to community groups, develop a fairandfunky festival and eventually train and employ local people.
"We believe that as individuals we have the power to make a positive difference in the world; through the way we act, what we wear, where we shop and what we do. fairandfunky enables people to make those positive choices and empowers people to take their own little steps to change the world."
Pockets works with fairandfunky to develop workshops and programmes for children and young people, combining theatre and drama with the creativity and mission statement of fairandfunky. We have also delivered workshops for their schools conferences.
Alice graduated from Manchester Metropolitan in 2013 with a BA (HONS) in Film and Media since then, she has, and continues to work with various festivals across Yorkshire. She has also worked as production crew for commercials, TV and feature films all over the UK, from the Great British Bake Off, to the Leeds 2023 bid video. Alice is a programme and production assistant for Leeds International Film Festival and Leeds Young Film Festival.
Alice has helped Pockets Theatre with filming and photographing their rehearsals and performances, and she is now working with them on their newest monthly event project, Kaleidoscope.