About

Positive change

Positive Productions has provided event production expertise, performance and music for arts companies, teambuilders & agencies on hundreds of events since 1998. For clients including:

Music Beyond Mainstream. Country to Country/AEG. Brighton Festival. Magnetic Events. Big Adventures. Nutkhut. Steely Fox Ltd. Same Sky Community Arts. Curious Arts Festival. Thames festival. Continental Drifts. Gunwharf Quays. Appetite Stoke-on-Trent. London Borough of Hounslow. Goodwood Racing Circuit. BAIT/Woodhorn. The National Theatre. Norwich City Council. London Borough of Hillingdon. Spotlight Entertainments. West Sussex County Council. Sunderland City Council. Durham City Council. Kirklees Council. Green Roadshow & Green Fields at Glastonbury Festival. Joule Events. X-Leisure. Tarby Davenport. Thirty-Six Hours. Rose of Tralee Festival. Arts Fresco Market Harborough. Caterina Loriggio. Brighton Borough Council. Zap Arts. Fuse Festival. Notting Hill Carnival. Banana Link. Brighton Carnival. Spirit of Carnival. Isle of Wight Festival. Tameside Borough Council. Frequency Festival. Nova Festival. Symmetry Festival. Shambala festival. Nottingham City Council. Redbridge Borough Council. Sunderland City Council. Winchester Hat Fair. Cirque Bijou. London Borough of Bexley. London Borough of Hounslow.

Background/Biog/Formative influences – Trinidad & Tobago’s 1970’s Black Power marches & Carnival, an environmental science degree, becoming the UK’s first Sustainable Development Officer working on Agenda 21  plus theatre photography for the RSC.

Then Buy Caribbean Best of the Bunch for a decade at Notting Hill Carnival, campaigning against WTO sanctions on Caribbean banana hill-farmers. Using ‘edutainment’ – sound truck & costumes made by Notting Hill residents on the road at carnival, music, MCs, video, press & publicity, commercial & pirate radio.

In Trinidad, working with Brian Mac Farlane on ambitious kings, queens and carnival bands, playing iron percussion and producing a fire show at carnival with the awesome Laventille Rhythm Section. Creating dance music band Engine Room UK, street performance act Dragon Heart Beats and oratorical Midnight Robber Emperor Mort Bleu.

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Arts in action

Using a fire-breathing dragon’s head, educational video & resources on home heat loss to promote a winter warmth project at events on a local housing estate.

 

Bespoke Trinidad carnival Midnight Robber character Emperor Mort Bleu, for Angostura’s London Butterfly House during London Cocktail week 2014 . Performances with stories & music on butterflies, sustainability, Trinidad & Tobago

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School mascot costume promoting healthy eating in a Brighton primary school alongside teacher training events on cooking, growing & permaculture

Positive Productions arts & action

Carnival costume-making, dance and circus-skills workshops with residents of low-income estates in Notting Hill, developing creative skills and confidence while campaigning on trade and sustainability.

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Sound trucks at carnival, or circling Trafalgar Square with music and information about the Trade Justice Movement; push-along and cycle-towed 12 volt sound systems with music & vocals for demonstrations and actions

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