I was a Senior Artist on the ELEVATE Artist Development Programme and was paired with Steven Hoyte of Rampage Mas Band to make a large backpack costume for Manchester School of Samba (MSS). Working between the WOW Workshop in Manchester and the UK Centre for Carnival Arts in Luton, I designed a flower bushel costume to be worn by Scarlett Blades and was mentored by Steven in the construction of the aluminium structure and decorative elements. I also designed the headdresses for the dancers and drummers of MSS; these were produced by members of the school and volunteers in a series of workshops designed and led by myself. I was also responsible for mentoring emerging and mid career assisting artists. More photos to follow soon!