From a legacy of extraction, he has kindled no-dig, organic, zero-waste allotments now nourishing the earth in Walsall.


  • Ayesha Jones

    Ayesha Jones


    Ayesha is an award-winning artist and producer in the West Midlands, working with photography and film. She is proudly mixed heritage, neurodiverse and has scoliosis/spinal fusion. Ayesha draws on these lived experiences in her work, believing art to be a catalyst for growth, healing and social impact.

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  • Multistory


    Arts Partner

    Multistory is a community arts organisation in Sandwell. They build meaningful connections between people and artists to produce creative projects that tell stories of everyday life. Working with a range of communities, creators and partners, Multistory reimagines the local area, platforms under-represented voices and inspires social change.

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  • Bohdan Piasecki

    Bohdan Piasecki

    Hot Poet

    Bohdan Piasecki is a poet and translator from Poland based in Birmingham. He has toured in over 27 countries. In 2023 his poem Almost Certainly was shortlisted for the Forward Prize. Bohdan teaches Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham.

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  • Sustain


    Environment Partner

    Sustain is a powerful alliance of organisations and communities working together for a better system of food, farming and fishing. Together they advocate for policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture, and promote equity.

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