Thrive: Modern day Creative

16th November 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Find your creative groove in 2022. A one-hour online panel talk between different creatives exploring how they do what they love and the many hats they wear.
Guest speakers include:

– Artist and director of OVADA, Mita Vaghela

– Ceramicist and founder of Divine Schism, Aidan Canaday

– Playwright and performer, Tabby Lamb

– Musician and director of the Young Women?s Music Project, Zahra Haji Fath Ali Tehrani

Mita Vaghela

British-born Indian Oxford Brookes alumnus, Mita is an artist. Her work explores the value of being female through her lens as a British Asian woman. Her media is informed by research and includes sculpture, painting, film and cooking workshops. Alongside this, she is also Director for OVADA: home to many Oxford-based artists. They have a portfolio of exhibitions, development opportunities, and an education programme.

Aiden Canaday

Outside of his job at Oxford-based ticketing company WeGotTickets, Aiden is a musician, live music promoter and artist. He runs live music shows under Divine Schism in Oxford and London, showcasing acts from all around the world and giving a stage to many artists on their first tours in a safe and encouraging environment. He studied art history at Brookes and makes wild, playful and thoughtful ceramics, with some of his work on sale at Modern Art Oxford.

Tabby Lamb

Tabby Lamb is a non-binary writer and performer based in East London. They are currently under commission at The Unicorn Theatre, The Place and Kilter, Pentabus and 45North. Alongside their writing, Tabby is a facilitator and runs creative arts projects for people from the LGBTQ+ community. They also founded Theatre Queers and are often seen advocating for Trans Rights.

Zahra Haji Fath Ali Tehrani

Zahra is a musician, composer, performer and award-winning director of the Young Women?s Music Project. She is based in Oxford where she was born and raised as a second-generation immigrant. Thoughts on identity are a key part of her creative process as she connects the different cultures she embodies. She released her self-produced EPs Wednesday?s Child and Atigheh under the name Despicable Zee.


T?his event is part of the ‘Creative Solutions’ themed events at Thrive festival.

Thrive Festival celebrates inspiration, creativity and innovation. Open to everyone, it?s a chance for those already interested or involved in enterprise to develop their skills and those who aren?t to get curious.

Enterprise/ Entrepreneurship could mean anything from a project or undertaking, taking initiative, being resourceful, being ‘business minded’ or owning a business or company.

Thrive 2022 will run between Monday 14th and Saturday 19th of November.


16th November 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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