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Conferences, Talks and Symposia


  • 'Invisible pasts, invisible people? Gypsy, Roma, Traveller collections and heritage in British museums', The Museums Association Conference, The Glasshouse International Centre for Music. 

  • Reaching Out, The Traveller Movement, Youth Futures Foundation, London. (Speaker).


  • 'Exclusionary Estates: Travellers in the Thomas Bewick Archive', Sites of Inclusion Conference: Roma and Traveller Participation in the Arts Sector, Romani Cultural & Arts Company, Art Central, The Riverfront, Wales. (Speaker).

  • Inequality Emergency Panel, Newcastle Poetry Festival & Poetry Book Society Emergency Poetry Summit.

  • The Romani: Transhistorical Encounters as Dislocations Colloquium, Kings College London. (Keynote Speaker).

  • Gypsy Maker 5 Exhibition Launch, Romani Cultural & Arts Company, Art Central, Wales. (Speaker). Featured on ITV News Cymru Wales.



  • Creative Keynote: 'Imagination in the Field: Our Right to Roam', Earth(ly) Matters Conference, Sheffield Hallam University. (Keynote Speaker).

  • 'Romani Literature: A Keystone of the New Romanipen' by Dr. Delia Grigore, European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture. (Panel). 

  • Holocaust Memorial Day, Newcastle City Council and A Living Tradition, (Panel).

  • Northern Writer's Awards Roadshow, New Writing North, (Panel).


  • Writing in Collaboration, The Stay at Home Literary Festival. (Panel). 

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Newcastle University. (Speaker).

  • Whose Heritage? Symposium: A (Multi)Cultural Perspective, Northumbria University. With David Olusoga and Dawn Walton. (Speaker).


  • FUSION: Interdisciplinary Symposium, Newcastle University. (Organiser).


  • 'Birds of Passage: Spotting Travellers in Thomas Bewick’s British Birds’, Literary Birds Conference, Durham Book Festival, Durham University. (Speaker).

  • Interdisciplinarity Masterclass Event, Durham University Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Mining Institute, Newcastle. (Speaker).

  • Hate Crime Conference: Changing the Culture, Newcastle University. (Participant).


  • Creative Practice Completion Symposium, Hospitalfield Arts Centre, Arbroath. Residential symposium. Funded by AHRC Student Innovation Fund. (Organiser).

  • Paper: ‘The Gypsy in the Archive’ and exhibition, ‘Telling Tales: Gypsy, Roma and Travellers in Thomas Bewick’s tail-pieces’, Hospitalfield Arts Centre.

  • 'Poetry of Witness and Tyneside Refugees', English: Shared Futures Conference, Newcastle University. (Speaker).

  • Archival Skills Symposium, Queens University Belfast. (Participant).

  • ‘Poetry of Witness: Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Diaspora’, Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts: Poetry Festival, Newcastle University. (Speaker).



  • Texts and Contexts Conference, Durham University. (Participant).


  • ‘GRT: A Witness in the Archive’, Identity: Practices, Perspectives and Possibilities, Newcastle University. (Speaker).

  • ‘Ekphrasis in the Bewick Archive', Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts: First Thursday, Newcastle University, (Speaker).

  • Working with Archives, Residential Symposium, The Wordsworth Trust. (Participant).

  • Mourning and Morbidity, British Art Research School, York University. (Participant).

  • Voices and Books, Newcastle University. (Conference Assistant).

  • ‘Polished: Ekphrastic Poetry’, AHRC Northern Bridge DTP Summer School, Great North Museum. (Co-organiser). (Speaker and poem-film screening.)

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