Future Fires 2014
Lucy is a slam winning poet and member of Manchester-based writing collective Young Identity. She has worked as a guest poet, performing in schools across the city as poet of the 2013 Wordsmith Awards. She is also an experienced workshop facilitator, planning and delivering workshops in creative writing, music and performance; working with young people from a range of communities and backgrounds.
Lucy's project Lips Inked aims to engage women from communities which don’t often have access to creative workshops whilst simultaneously challenging the gender imbalance in the slam poetry scene. Through this project Lucy aims to challenge stereotypes and build confidence.
Contact’s Future Fires programme, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, supports young emerging artists to plan and deliver their own community arts outreach projects in Greater Manchester through a tailored programme of training, mentoring and support.