About

After graduating from her BA in Art History at Nottingham University and her MA in Creative Writing at UEA, tutored by Andrew Motion. Pele became preoccupied with poetry and other forms and the nature of influence past and contemporary.  in 2007 she became Poet in Residence at TATE Modern. She sent by curators to New York to interview Louise Bourgeois whose work was on show at TATE Modern. Following her TATE residency, she was invited to become Poet in Residence at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Her three performance poems at the RA were created specially in response to the exhibitions: 'David Hockney; A Bigger Picture''Degas and The Dance''Vincent Van Gogh -The Man and His Letters'. These culminated in a gala event at BAFTA: 'The Masters' Room'.

Since 2012 she has staged events at Keats' House in Hampstead and specially created an event for David Hockney at the Scarborough Museum; She has also lectured on Hockney and Cavafy at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. Her final event at the Royal Academy of Arts was a tribute to Cy Twombly performed and created especially for the Royal Academicians. She has been commissioned to create a series of bespoke events at Keats-Shelley House in Rome, as the beginning of the idea around a series of public and private performances in museums around the world.

She is also a private tutor of Creative Writing and works regularly with teams at PwC and Willis Towers Watson as a consultant. Pele believes that her creative workshops enhance their sense of trust and creativity which increases productivity and ensures staff retention. She has been a tour guide for Art History UK and was invited to teach 3rd year Degree students at the University of Westminster. Most recently she worked with Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory directing them in a special event for John Murray publishing house. She will be continuing her work with John Murray, the British School in Rome and Keats Shelley house for the rest of the year.
Her events and poetry have been featured in The Financial Times, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Times Culture Section, RA magazine, TATE, London Magazine and TLS. She has performed her work at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Ledbury Poetry Festival and Todi Festival.


 

 

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