The Creative Team

This project was only possible with our fantastic team and project partners, many of whom having lived experience of seeking sanctuary and migration.  Thank you to each and every one of the creative team for making Meet Your Neighbour happen!

Full Project Team:

Bethany Sheldon – Artistic Director
Phoebe Wall-Palmer – Creative Producer
Saziso Phiri – Project Co-Producer
Kate Chapman – Audio Dramaturg and Curator
Sameena Kahn – Lead Creative Facilitator
Felicity Bromley-Hall – Embedded Journalist & Filmmaker
Gareth Courage – Illustrator / Graphic Designer
Sam Wilde – Lead designer & Visual Collaborator
Adam McCready – Sound Designer & Mentor
Darius Powell & TechSQUAD – Digital Producer
Jo McLeish – Press & Interviewer
Nasrin Samavi – Community Associate

Installation and Street Party Launch Team
Theresa Hempsall – Community project Lead Artist
Imogen Melhuish – Community party Designer
Performers ‘The Neighbours’ – Trina Haldar and Lauren Whitter
Ali Bakewell – Event Project Manager


Nasrin Samavi 

Yasmin Hosseini 

Bharti Negi 

Khaled Aljawad 

Lydia Lutudi 

Basema Hashas

Installation Artists:

Maha Alomari 

Farhad Berahman

Gayle Chong Kwan 

House Designers/ Model Makers:

Sam Wilde

Jida Akil

TK Hay

Caitlin Mawhinney

Imogen Melhuish

Project Partners & Funders:

This project has been commissioned by Derby Theatre, Attenborough Arts Centre, Migration Matters Festival and Journeys International Festival (ArtReach) and is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and The Big House European Regional Development Fund.

The launch event for Meet Your Neighbour is supported by The National Lottery Community Fund and brought to you in partnership with Derby Museums, Derby LIVE and Derby Theatre.

With huge thanks to:

Derby Refugee Advice, Upbeat Communities, City of Sanctuary, Quad and Deda.

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