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Artsadmin Youth Workshop: Anna-Maria Nabirye

Anna-Maria Nabirye

Anna Maria Nabirye. Photo by Emma Jane Richards.

Artsadmin Youth is our free new creative programme for young people aged 16-21 who live in Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham which includes monthly workshops with professional artists exploring creative ideas.

Artists and Creatives are often portrayed as superhuman imaginative beings with infinite ideas and groundbreaking ways of seeing and thinking about the world. But there isn’t a free flowing well. Ideas don’t always grow on trees and sometimes it feels like an idea will never ever come again!

This workshop will explore the practice of finding ideas and exercising your imagination. Think of your imagination as a muscle that can grow and build with practice. We will work together, share tips, create and explore free and cheap ways to keep our imaginations full and flexed anywhere and everywhere!

You will need:

  • Just yourself

Other useful tools:

  • A smart phone 
  • Headphones (any type that can link/plug into your phone)
  • Notepad and pen

Artsadmin Youth is supported by Be Part through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, The Simon Gibson Charitable Trust and the Allen & Overy Ben Ogden Memorial Fund.

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My name is Anna-Maria and I use she/her pronouns. I am a Black, Ugandan-British person born and raised in London, currently living on the South East Coast. I went to a free to attend funded performing arts college and then to drama school to study acting. I have had many jobs alongside my creative career from working in pubs/fast-food takeaways to teaching kayaking in Cornwall. I work as an actress in mainstream theatre, film and television, as well as in devised, collaborative, experimental and political projects. I make my own work which varies from community workshops, plays, short films, experimental art films, zines, documentaries and visual art works that live in galleries. I mainly collaborate with other creative artists and some of these form on-going artistic relationships across more than one project. I teach and coach acting both informally and at universities. I run a micro ethical fashion brand called AfroRetro and a community arts company called Afri-Co-Lab with my sister, that champions creativity as means to explore culture and identity. Amplifying diverse representations of the experiences of Black women is at the heart of everything I do. If it would be useful to you, you can see more of my work here: 

  • Toynbee Studios is accessible to wheelchair users.
  • All of our toilets are gender neutral. Fully accessible toilets are located on the ground, first and third floors.
  • Read more about Accessibility at Toynbee Studios.
  • Please email if you have any further access requests.

Date and time

24 November 2021

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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