samirhymes@gmail.com

Freelance Creative offering a number of services for a range of clients. See below some of the things I get up to.

 

Project Management & Consultancy

Project Management professional with over 9 years of experience coordinating local and global cross-functional teams to deliver a range of media, digital, database, creative, technical, research, strategy, fundraising, charity and social work projects. 7 years and counting managing projects on Agency side, 1 year in the Public Sector and 1 year in International Development.

 

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“Samira worked with the Ericsson team at Superunion, managing a global, fast paced and complex campaign roll-out program – with multiple stakeholders.  It was a pleasure working with Samira – she is excellent at what she does, always professional and a lovely person to have as part of the team.  She became part of the family in the short space of time that she worked with us.  I would have no hesitation recommending Samira for any future roles. “

Crissie Craig, Client Director at Superunion

“Samira is a fantastic SPM, she’s part of the team and she cares about doing a great job. She rarely lets the pressure get to her and is a very calming influence when things are fast paced, constantly changing or we’re being asked for unrealistic delivery. She’s also a solution finder, collaborative and reliable. Samira is super interesting and passionate about a number of areas which makes her even more enjoyable to work with. I would definitely recommend working with Samira and would love to do so again.”

Jess Brennan, Global Business Director at Wunderman Thompson 

 

“Samira worked at VCCP from April to September. She was hired as a Project Director on the Customer Engagement team. She managed and oversaw a range of clients, as well as getting stuck in on actual projects when she needed to. Samira did a great job, would recommend her to any other agency.”

Alix Moore, Head of Delivery at VCCP

 

Speaking Engagements

From preparing presentations and poetry for staff in the workplace to being on a panel at an event and on TV as a special guest to a conference as a speaker, Sami has received bookings from a number of individuals and organisations. Engagements include: Poetry, Black History, Islamophobia, Women Issues, Mental Health Awareness, Self-Harm, Book Launch, Corporate Celebrations.

Read what West Sussex Mind had to say about Sami’s contribution at a recent conference here.

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Spoken Word & Performance Poetry

Sami has had the pleasure of headlining and featuring at a number of popular open-mic/poetry nights, on TV, at local festivals, in intimate spaces, at schools/universities, and in 2022 as a resident poet in Birmingham. She performed live in Malaysia in 2020, won slams in New Zealand and Abu Dhabi in 2021 and hopes to perform internationally again in the future. You may also catch her at a secret location performing for Sofar Sounds
 
TV Performance: Sky Arts, ITV News London, ITV West Country, Islam Channel, Takbeer TV
Market Performances: Buck Street, Rathbone, Queen’s, Inverness Street
Festival Performances:  Camden Inspire (2021,2022 & 2023), Newham Unlocked (2021 & 2022), Walthamstow Wellbeing (2021),CBC Culture Fest (2022) Brixton & Harlem (2022) Last Word (2022) Brighton Fringe (2023) Glastonbury (2023) Farrago (2023) Kind Fest (2023)

Venues include: Westfield London, BOXPARK Wembley, Backyard Comedy Club, Roundhouse,  Fiddler’s Elbow, Soho House, Hootananny,  Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton Studios, Brixton Jamm, Black Cultural Archives, Theatre Peckham, The Book Club, Stratford Town Hall, Big Penny Social, Bingham Riverhouse, Ort Gallery, Feel Good Club, White House Mcr & many more.

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Scriptwriting & Poetry Commissions

Sami has also been commissioned by individuals to ghostwrite and organisations to write and perform poetry for events , corporate and community projects.  In June 2023 she was commissioned by PMNCH to write a poem about the health and wellbeing demands of young people for the 1.8 Billion Young People for Change Campaign . From that, 1.8 Billion Strong was born and debuted at Glastonbury Festival.
March 2023 saw VCCP’s DEI Collective win Talent Management Team of the Year. Sami was commissioned to write and record a short script which captured the team’s mission.  The video and article can be viewed here

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Workshop Facilitation

Summer 2022 saw Sami take on Workshop Facilitation as a service. She ran a series of creative writing and performance workshops for young people and a poetry workshop on self-care as part of well-being programme for the Ort Gallery in Birmingham.  She also runs workshops on request in schools, as part of festivals and corporate programmes.  For example, she worked with some students at Stratford Academy school for International Women’s Day 2023.

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2022 Highlights