Our Patron

Dr Kwame Kwei-Armah, sitting hands together, Grey suit

                                                              Our Patron – Dr Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE

Kwame is Artistic Director of THE YOUNG VIC, and Chancellor of the University of the Arts London, Europe’s largest provider of education in the arts. He previously served as Artistic Director of the historic 3rd World Festival of Black Arts and Culture held in Dakar, Senegal, also directing its opening ceremony. He is an Associate Artist of the Royal National Theatre of Gt. Britain, and previously Associate Artist at Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago, USA. He has served as Writer in Residence for the Bristol Old Vic and BBC Radio Drama.

“The life and professional achievements of Ann-marie and Sarah are so perfectly aligned with the aims and objectives of Creative Awakenings that I could not refuse when asked to be a patron. Their evident dedication to the development of ALL of our children makes this enterprise more than worthy it makes it vital."