Meet The Freeks

 

We are guided by our Youth Steering Committee (YSC) of 10 young leaders aged 16 - 25 from across the West Midlands who rotate on a yearly basis (elected in by the previous YSC) as well as our board directors. We have a extended network of Associates who we work with on a skills-basis keeping our work agile and responsive.
 

Anisa Haghdadi: Founder & CEO   The Matriarch. Passionate about the relationship between creativity, innovation and change. Forbes 30 Under 30. Wears her Brummie accent proudly.  Email:  Anisa@beatfreeks.com   Twitter: @ AnisaHaghdadi

Anisa Haghdadi: Founder & CEO

The Matriarch. Passionate about the relationship between creativity, innovation and change. Forbes 30 Under 30. Wears her Brummie accent proudly.

Email: Anisa@beatfreeks.com

Twitter: @AnisaHaghdadi

Amy Clamp: General Manager at Beatfreeks Collective   Theatre producer and developer. Loves to make things happen!  Email:  amy@beatfreeks.com   Twitter:  @AmyClamp

Amy Clamp: General Manager at Beatfreeks Collective

Theatre producer and developer. Loves to make things happen!

Email: amy@beatfreeks.com

Twitter: @AmyClamp

Amy Clamp
General Manager at Beatfreeks Collective

Anisa Haghdadi
Founder & CEO at Beatfreeks Collective

Sachin Kumarendran: Office Co-ordinator at    Beatfreeks Collective    Artist, comedian, writer, one-time physics student and long-time purveyor of light relief.  Email:  info@beatfreeks.com   Twitter:  @sachinkumarendran

Sachin Kumarendran: Office Co-ordinator at Beatfreeks Collective

Artist, comedian, writer, one-time physics student and long-time purveyor of light relief.

Email: info@beatfreeks.com

Twitter: @sachinkumarendran

Sachin Kumarendran
Office Co-ordinator at Beatfreeks Collective

Mathilde Petford: Community Developer at Free Radical   Believes in the power of people, theatre, protest and rainbows. Also a professional face painter. Wears loud clothes and has a loud voice.  Email:  mathilde@beatfreeks.com   Twitter: @ MathildePetford

Mathilde Petford: Community Developer at Free Radical

Believes in the power of people, theatre, protest and rainbows. Also a professional face painter. Wears loud clothes and has a loud voice.

Email: mathilde@beatfreeks.com

Twitter: @MathildePetford

Mathilde Petford
Community Developer at Beatfreeks Collective

 
Loreal Stokes: Project Coordinator at Young Giant   Loves everything that serves women's empowerment and racial equality. Certified book worm too.  Email:  Loreal@beatfreeks.com   Twitter: @ LotusLoreal

Loreal Stokes: Project Coordinator at Young Giant

Loves everything that serves women's empowerment and racial equality. Certified book worm too.

Email: Loreal@beatfreeks.com

Twitter: @LotusLoreal

Loreal Stokes
Project Coordinator at Young Giant

Sophia Griffin: Project Developer at Young Giant   Theatre maker, facilitator and developer. Happiest in the sunshine.  Email:  sophia@beatfreeks.com   Twitter:  @SophiaJGriffin

Sophia Griffin: Project Developer at Young Giant

Theatre maker, facilitator and developer. Happiest in the sunshine.

Email: sophia@beatfreeks.com

Twitter: @SophiaJGriffin

Sophia Griffin
Project Manager at Young Giant

Sipho Ndlovu: Consultant at Young Giant   Arts enthusiast always asking for answers; as a facilitator, poet, actor and dancer.  Email:  sipho@beatfreeks.com

Sipho Ndlovu: Consultant at Young Giant

Arts enthusiast always asking for answers; as a facilitator, poet, actor and dancer.

Email: sipho@beatfreeks.com

Sipho Ndlovu
Consultant at Young Giant

Tara Buckley: Events Manager at Young Giant   I describe my practice as party planning with a purpose. It’s about bringing people together in order to quench my thirst and facilitate change.  Email:  tara@beatfreeks.com

Tara Buckley: Events Manager at Young Giant

I describe my practice as party planning with a purpose. It’s about bringing people together in order to quench my thirst and facilitate change.

Email: tara@beatfreeks.com

Tara Buckley
Project Manager at Young Giant

 
Mickel Morris: Project Manager at Doink   Part of a beatbox quartet and a big Aston Villa fan.  Email:  Mickel@beatfreeks.com   Twitter:  @Mickel_70

Mickel Morris: Project Manager at Doink

Part of a beatbox quartet and a big Aston Villa fan.

Email: Mickel@beatfreeks.com

Twitter: @Mickel_70

Mickel Morris
Project Manager at Doink

Fabio Thomas: Projector Research at Doink   Musician, writer and cook. Passionate about: pasta, Welsh rugby, spreadsheets and Marvin Gaye.  Email:  Fabio@beatfreeks.com

Fabio Thomas: Projector Research at Doink

Musician, writer and cook. Passionate about: pasta, Welsh rugby, spreadsheets and Marvin Gaye.

Email: Fabio@beatfreeks.com

Fabio Thomas
Project Researcher at Doink

Bohdan Piasecki: General Manager of Free Radical   Poet, performer, facilitator, translator. Loves coffee, basketball, and gaming. Representing Warsaw, Poland.  Email:  Bohdan  @beatfreeks.com   Twitter:  @Beveryquiet

Bohdan Piasecki: General Manager of Free Radical

Poet, performer, facilitator, translator. Loves coffee, basketball, and gaming. Representing Warsaw, Poland.

Email: Bohdan@beatfreeks.com

Twitter: @Beveryquiet

Bohdan Piasecki
General Manger at Free Radical

Amerah Saleh: General Manager of Young Giant   Spoken word artist, facilitator, education change-maker. Loves bow ties. Proud Brummie.  Email:  Amerah@beatfreeks.com   Twitter: @ Voiceofthepoets

Amerah Saleh: General Manager of Young Giant

Spoken word artist, facilitator, education change-maker. Loves bow ties. Proud Brummie.

Email: Amerah@beatfreeks.com

Twitter: @Voiceofthepoets

Amerah Saleh
General Manager at Young Giant

 
 
Tom Nelson: Head Of Community at    Beatfreeks Collective    Fine artist, singer/performer, Jesus follower and arsenal fan. I have a passion for engaging the wider community with innovative and extraordinary activity.  Email:  tom@beatfreeks.com   Twitter:  @tom_mcnelson

Tom Nelson: Head Of Community at Beatfreeks Collective

Fine artist, singer/performer, Jesus follower and arsenal fan. I have a passion for engaging the wider community with innovative and extraordinary activity.

Email: tom@beatfreeks.com

Twitter: @tom_mcnelson

Tom Nelson
Head of Community at Free Radical

Eleni Kyriacou: Lead Producer at Free Radical   Fervent for live performance, authentic experiences and the art of presence. Committed to Joy, Kindness and productivity.  Email:  eleni@beatfreeks.com   Instagram:  @producedbyeleni

Eleni Kyriacou: Lead Producer at Free Radical

Fervent for live performance, authentic experiences and the art of presence. Committed to Joy, Kindness and productivity.

Email: eleni@beatfreeks.com

Instagram: @producedbyeleni

Eleni Kyriacou
Lead Producer at Free Radical

Bethany Slinn: Creative Practitioner at Free Radical   Socially engaged artist, Poet, Educator- starting metaphorical fires since 1992. Never-stop-being-curious  Email:  bethany@beatfreeks.com   Instagram:  @bethanyslinn_poet

Bethany Slinn: Creative Practitioner at Free Radical

Socially engaged artist, Poet, Educator- starting metaphorical fires since 1992. Never-stop-being-curious

Email: bethany@beatfreeks.com

Instagram: @bethanyslinn_poet

Bethany Slinn
Creative Practitioner at Free Radical

 
Andreea Chelaru: Project Manager for Don’t Settle at Free Radical   Project manager and activist for social justice. Loves animals. Has a huge passion for the works and life of Frida Kahlo. Romanian sense of humour.  Email:  andreea@beatfreeks.com

Andreea Chelaru: Project Manager for Don’t Settle at Free Radical

Project manager and activist for social justice. Loves animals. Has a huge passion for the works and life of Frida Kahlo. Romanian sense of humour.

Email: andreea@beatfreeks.com

Andreea Chelaru
Project Manager for Don’t Settle at Free Radical

Laura Rakotonirina: Producer for Don’t Settle at Free Radical   Producer and musician. Crazy cat and cacti lady. D.I.Y lover.  Email:  laura@beatfreeks.com   Twitter:  @RakotoLaura

Laura Rakotonirina: Producer for Don’t Settle at Free Radical

Producer and musician. Crazy cat and cacti lady. D.I.Y lover.

Email: laura@beatfreeks.com

Twitter: @RakotoLaura

Laura Rakotonirina
Producer for Don’t Settle at Free Radical

Sharan Dhanda: Assistant Producer for Don’t Settle at Free Radical   Painter, photographer, boxer. Scarily good at jigsaws. Public liability and clumsy. Full of H20 and ice cream.  Email:  sharan@beatfreeks.com   Twitter:  @SharanwithanA

Sharan Dhanda: Assistant Producer for Don’t Settle at Free Radical

Painter, photographer, boxer. Scarily good at jigsaws. Public liability and clumsy. Full of H20 and ice cream.

Email: sharan@beatfreeks.com

Twitter: @SharanwithanA

Sharan Dhanda
Assistant Producer for Don’t Settle at Free Radical

Aksana Khan: Communications Lead for Don’t Settle at Free Radical   TV nerd filled with random history facts. Passionate about making the museum world accountable to young people. And has a donkey laugh.  Email:  aksana@beatfreeks.com   Instgram:  @colouringhistory

Aksana Khan: Communications Lead for Don’t Settle at Free Radical

TV nerd filled with random history facts. Passionate about making the museum world accountable to young people. And has a donkey laugh.

Email: aksana@beatfreeks.com

Instgram: @colouringhistory

Aksana Khan
Communications Lead for Don’t Settle at Free Radical

 
Raffi: Head Of Wellbeing of Beatfreeks Collective   *Bark* *Bark* *Bark*

Raffi: Head Of Wellbeing of Beatfreeks Collective

*Bark* *Bark* *Bark*

Raffi
Head of Wellbeing at Beatfreeks Collective

Arlo: Chief Smiler at Beatfreeks Collective   **DRIBBLE**

Arlo: Chief Smiler at Beatfreeks Collective

**DRIBBLE**

Arlo

Head of Mindfulness & Smiles at Beatfreeks Collective

 
 
 

Associates


Jill Robinson: Associate of Doink   Completing PhD with Doink over the next three years.  Twitter: @ topnote

Jill Robinson: Associate of Doink

Completing PhD with Doink over the next three years.

Twitter: @topnote

Jill Robinson
Associate of Doink

Yinka Danmole: Associate of Doink   Yinka is a Designer and Producer developing work somewhere between Arts, Technology and Urbanism. Convince Yinka to do anything by feeding him Nigerian meat pies!  Twitter:  @Yinkoos

Yinka Danmole: Associate of Doink

Yinka is a Designer and Producer developing work somewhere between Arts, Technology and Urbanism. Convince Yinka to do anything by feeding him Nigerian meat pies!

Twitter: @Yinkoos

Yinka Danmole
Associate of Doink