Making Leamington a more creative town to live and work in, through events and programmes for both creative and wider community.
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 started running CreativeMornings/LeamingtonSpa 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.