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Charla Grant is the Founder of The Grateful Arts Club, a community interest company based in Portsmouth which aims to connect communities in creative ways through exhibition and events.

Charla is passionate about the link between art and mental wellbeing and loves how creativity encourages deeper connections with ourselves and each other.

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Charla Grant

Co-creator

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Hannah Horn

Co-creator

Hannah is an accomplished fine artist and illustrator based in Portsmouth. Her work combines detailed mark making and vibrant colour, focusing on the beauty and intricacies within nature.
 
She has received local and national recognition, including Children's Illustrator of the Year at the 2018 Children's Book Awards.

A graduate of the University of Westminster’s MA in Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture, Nicola's skills in participatory interpretive programming and writing accessible copy for print and digital are underpinned by a background in strategic planning, research, and analysis. Her passion for connecting people to art and museums is combined with a commitment to social inclusion inclusion and learning. 

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Nicola Waterman

Curator of Interpretation

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Associate Professor

Helen is an Associate Professor in Marketing and Society and a public speaking coach who has helped hundreds of women find their voice. 

Born and bred in Portsmouth, she is passionate about local initiatives to support and develop home-grown talent. 

Looking forward to working with Portsmouth's women in art.  

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Dr Helen Thompson-Whiteside

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Artist

Donna is a street and studio artist who divides her time between Portsmouth and London, predominantly using paint as her main medium and more recently incorporating audio, film, publishing and performance into her practice.
 
Her current interests are around the themes of liminality, transitory spaces and experiences, with particular attention to the unseen work or domesticity.

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Donna Poingdestre

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Creative Crew

Molly is a community engagement professional, DJ, and Founder of Unmade Radio, a Portsmouth-based independent radio station focusing on progressive sounds.

 

She cares a lot about the creation of spaces for marginalised genders within the arts - particularly in nightlife and DJ culture - and is very excited to be part of such a relevant and important project within Portsmouth.

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Molly Penney

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Creative Crew

A graduate of the Winchester School of Art, Textile Design., Alex worked in the design industry as part of her many colourful careers, from surface designer to festival curator to yoga instructor. Living authentically is her mantra.  She's curated many festivals, so she appreciates the work that goes into creating such a project. Alex loves to see other women's successes, so is thrilled to be part of this community.

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Alex Cvijovic

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Content Crew

Victoria Philpott is a travel blogger at VickyFlipFlopTravels.com.
She’s also a Lonely Planet author, the founder of DayOutinEngland.com and has written a book about festivals, called ‘Celebrate’.
She’d like to see women be more confident in speaking up about their credentials and skills, and stop feeling like we don’t deserve our space in the world.
Step up!

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Vicky Philpott

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Sponsor

Sarah is the owner of SLR Marine Recruitment and Pebble Payroll. With 7 years under her belt in business, she is a strong believer for working to your own rules, whilst building a lifestyle that you want.
Sarah loves to connect people in the City and is a huge advocate for Women in Art and sits as a Non-Exec Director for Pamodzi Creatives, concentrating on the Inspirational Women of Portsmouth events.

This event is sponsored by Pebble Payroll and supported by the PCC Community Inclusion Fund. 

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Sarah Roads

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