We are a creative production company
working with a vibrant community of young creatives.
We produce and manage cultural events and projects, engaging people and places.
We write, curate and create cultural programmes connecting the creative community with the general public and we offer interdisciplinary placemaking consultancy.
Our work is collaborative, experimental, courageous and community focussed.
Meet the Founders
Creative Leamington was founded by Martina Bussi and Chris Knight. The couple met while performing with Leamington's internationally acclaimed dance company Motionhouse and together they funded Creative Leamington in 2019. Chris is currently still touring internationally with Motionhouse while Martina has retrained as a producer and creative coach.
Our Board of Directors
Titi is a writer, editor and theatre maker. She is a trustee for Theatre Centre and is an Associate Writer for Beyond Face in Plymouth. She was the Learning and Participation Manager at Ovalhouse in London and us recently accepted the role of Programme Manager for Young People and Youthfulness for the Coventry City of Culture Trust. Her plays and monologues have been performed at Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Theatre Royal Arojah in Abuja, Nigeria, Soho, the Bush, the Arcola and Theatre Peckham, all in London. She mentors women and won the Mentor of the Year at the Women of the Year awards. Titilola has edited ‘Hear Me Now Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour’ in partnership with Tamasha, published by Oberon Books with a second volume in development. Recently, she was part of the team that brought together over 250 black womxn (‘x’ to include non-binary and transgender people) for a photoshoot at the Globe Theatre in London.
Steph is originally from New Zealand and has lived in Leamington for 10 years, having previously lived and worked in various countries around the world. She is known as the for her work leading BID Leamington, a non-for-profit business led partnership which operates in the heart of Leamington to support businesses and runs popular events such as the Lantern Parade and Food & Drink Festival. Blending her background in urban planning and design and her desire to ‘lift the lid’ in places and ‘listen to the unheard’, she advocates embracing creativity as a means to inspire, support and transform communities. Alongside this and when time allows, she enjoys painting and writing and loves visiting new places, horse riding, cycling and adventures in the outdoors.
We have signed the 'More than a moment pledge'
more than a moment pledge
The More Than A Moment pledge is the West Midlands arts sector's promise to take radical, bold, and immediate action, to dismantle the systems that have for too long kept Black* artists and creatives from achieving their potential in the arts and cultural industries. By signing up to the pledge, we promise that as we build our organisation and the wider sector in a world forever changed by a global pandemic, we will do so in a way that can never again perpetuate the systems that stop Black people from thriving within the sector.
Organisations who sign up to the pledge wholeheartedly commit to ensuring equity, investment in, and opportunities with and for Black artists and creatives within their organisation’s culture and work, and in doing so, becoming the change we all need to see.
We will set bold and radical goals. We will set specific aims, objectives and actions; and communicate these clearly and publicly. We will meaningfully measure, and honestly and openly report on our progress year on year. Through this, we will proudly be a part of amovement that changes the face/s of the Arts & Culture sector, to reflect and represent the UK of the 21st Century.