Clare Currie is an associate artist of Jumped Up Theatre and a founding member of Syntax Poetry Festival, she was Peterborough Poet Laureate from 2017-19. Clare’s work ranges from writing for and performing at events to facilitating workshops and writing for the stage.
She was writer-in-residence at Metal Southend, performing there as part of the Essex Book Festival. She has been a judge in the poetry section of the Young Muslim Writers Awards and has performed alongside artists such as Ross Sutherland and Carmina Masoliver.
Clare has worked on a number of theatre projects, including pieces for Eastern Angles and Jumped Up Theatre, in collaboration with Battersea Arts, and was awarded Arts Council funding to develop her creative practice, developing a solo theatre piece – ‘Cold Snap’, which was previewed at Cambridge Junction. Clare’s writing has been described as image-packed and lyrical and often centres on the visceral nature of being embodied as a female.
A top tip on staying creative in lockdown: Make a deliberate decision to take notice of small details (elements that inspire and sources of pleasure/pain etc) and turn them into a source for creating. Developing a routine that works in the current situation is also key - establishing a rhythm to your writing that will help develop your voice.