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The Poets

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Lili K. Bright

LiLi Kathleen Bright is a coach, facilitator, nature guide, ecopoet and climate fiction writer based in London, UK. Their background includes agile coaching, running vegan cafes, product management and web design & development. They’re a keen birder and tree nerd/witch, who’s enthusiastic about creativity, wellbeing, learning and regenerative ways of working. 

I have 13 years’ professional facilitation experience, and in January 2022 I qualified to teach climate science in an interactive & engaging way with the Climate Fresk.

My pronouns are they/them. Like, “LiLi, just updated their website, good for them!” or “I can see they’re wearing flowers in their hair.”

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Mark 'T' Thompson

After training in Theatre at Rose Bruford College, Mark Thompson retrained as a Drama teacher at Goldsmiths College. He’s still acting and teaching, while performing his poetry at events and in the facilitation of workshops on culture, identity and poetics. 

Previously featured on BBC Breakfast, Radio 4, BBC Radio London, Jazz FM and Choice FM, commissions include work with The Royal Maritime Museum, the charities The ACLT and Crisis, as well as BBC Radio Four, for whom he crafted a suite of poems for ‘Lights Out: From the Ashes of New Cross’ in 2020.

With an illustrated children’s book in development, workshops for East Side Educational Trust and contributing to a transatlantic webinar with Digital Theatre+ on the history of Black poetry in English, find out more at

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Arjinun 'Arji' Manuelpa

poet, performer and creative facilitator

For over 15 years I’ve has worked with community arts projects nationally and internationally. This has given me the privilege of working with some of the world’s most interesting people. In everywhere from prisons and Immigration Removal centres to schools and youth clubs I have continued to push creativity and self expression.

As well as being a passionate creative facilitator I am also a published poet. Recently, I was awarded the Jerwood Arvon Prize which meant mentorship from the award winning writer and poet Hannah Lowe. 

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