Maria Oshodi

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I Didn’t See It Coming

A poem by Maria for her Mother Patricia Oshodi features on page 17 in the 3rd volume of Untitled Writing Published in June 2021.

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Podcast of RNIB Connect Tracks Of My Life –

7 pieces of music along with an interview reflecting back on early life in Nigeria, London and journey into disability and dancing! This show first broadcast on RNIB Connect internet radio on February 23 2021 has also been edited into this podcast that features short samples of my 7 tracks, however the full interview has […]

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Maria surfing on Hawaii TV

Catch Maria surfing on Hawaii TV here: https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/32018634/on-the-radar-holoholo-with-maria-oshodi/

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Cross I

A highlight of the Corona virus 2020 lock-down has been to have the space to reign in seemingly ever peripheral, out-standing thoughts and ideas. Some of these have now become more real for me thanks to a Micro award granted through Unlimited in June. https://weareunlimited.org.uk/more-micros-announcing-the-june-awards/ Cross I This is a new project that aims to […]

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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CULTURE SECRETARY

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CULTURE SECRETARY from Black, Asian & ethnically diverse Theatre Artistic Directors AND CULTURAL LEADERS on the importance of protecting representation in the sector Thursday 28 May 2020 The Rt Hon Olivier Dowden CBE Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 100 Parliament Street London SW1 2BQ Dear Oliver […]

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Maria Oshodi & Shades of Noir

Interview feature with Maria Oshodi by Shades of Noir, an organisation that provokes, challenges and encourages dialogue and cultural value through its programme of activities on the subjects of race within art, design and communication Higher Education and the creative & cultural sector. In Conversation with Maria Oshodi

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Taking Flight to Japan

I was awarded an ASEF Cultural Mobility grant this summer and In October I visited Japan for the first time. I am now beginning production on a new touring show called Flight Paths in collaboration with Yellow Earth, the UK’s leading South East Asian theatre company. Together the artistic Director Kumiko Mendel of Yellow Earth […]

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WOW 2018

Maria among the winners and nominees of the 2018 Women of the World award event

Maria among the winners and nominees of the 2018 Women of the World award event

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Diversity

Diverse, but diverse from what? Being a blind experimental theatre practitioner is generally perceived as diverse, but this is normality as far as I am concerned. My art practise is informed by my norm but bringing my practise into a more public arena, turns it into something other than the norm. Conversely, bringing what would […]

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The Creative Case

I was a respondent at the Creative Case conference in Manchester – The following things struck me during the Corse of the day: Curious that a Council of the Arts launches its creative case for diversity well after its other business, moral and legal cases have been made. One key note speech asserted that large […]

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