Pobl Fel Ni

People Like Us

 

An Anti Racism Wales Initiative
coordinated by NWREN

OUR TEAM

Lal Davies

Lal Davies

Filmmaker / Photographer

 

Lal Davies is an award-winning filmmaker with South Indian and Southern Irish heritages. Three generations of her Indian family have been born in North Wales since coming to the UK in 1919. Lal has an established practice of first-person narrative and short documentary filmmaking in social justice, education and heritage contexts and a multi- disciplinary art practice using film, photography and poetry both distinctly and at the blurred edges where they meet. In early 2023 Lal completed her MA in Art Practice via practice-based research exploring ideas of colonialism; anti-colonialism; race; representation and national identity, through film, photography and text. Lal was recently awarded an EMWWAA (Ethnic Minority Welsh Women’s Achievement Award) for her contributions to Art and Culture.​

Email: laldavies@outlook.com

Martha Botros

Martha Botros

Curator

 

Martha Botros was born in London and trained as a graphic designer working within the print industry before qualifying as a teacher, whereby she transferred to schools and colleges teaching I.T. and later R.E. after studying Theology & Patristics. She is an artist in her own right but also has curated exhibitions in the U.K. showcasing emerging artists from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Email: martha@poblfelni.org.uk

 

Suzette Smart

Suzette Smart

Textile Artist

 

Suzette Smart is a textile artist and tutor who delivers workshops and talks throughout the UK and further afield. She creates stitched narratives which draw on her connections within a landscape and the paths that lead her through and home. She uses layers of fabric, paper and thread. Within a piece of work are hidden stories in the found and gifted fabrics she chooses to use for collage and as a foundation layer. In 2019 her work Draw My World In Words was selected for the inaugural Fine Art Textile Award Gallery at The Festival Of Quilts. She is one of the co organisers and curators of the acclaimed Stitch by Stitch 2023 Exhibition at The Willow Gallery, Oswestry. As a tutor, Suzette facilitates others to tell stories and make journeys with fabric, paper and thread.

Email: suzettesmart1@btinternet.com

Website: https://suzettesmart.com/

Professor Robert Moore

Professor Robert Moore

Researcher

 

Professor Robert Moore is a retired academic who has worked in ‘race’, and community relations since the 1960s. He has written extensively on equality and social policy. He was a founder of the Grampian Community Relations Council, worked on the Merseyside Third European Poverty Programme and the Flintshire SHARP project. He is currently company secretary of NWREN and serves on a number of committees advising the public sector on equality issues, locally and nationally.

Email: rsmoore@liverpool.ac.uk

Vanessa Fada

Vanessa Fada

Project Coordinator - NWREN

 

Vanessa Fada is the Pobl Fel Ni / People Like Us Project Coordinator. She is a Law graduate from Reading University. Currently completing her Master’s degree in law. She handles the communication and liaisons between all parties to help push forward the vision and attainment of each strand of the Wales Anti-Racist Action Plan ‘Pobl Fel Ni, People like us ‘project. Vanessa is also very involved with the North Wales Africa Society community projects / initiatives.

Email: info@nwren.org.uk

Mary Holmes

Mary Holmes

Director - NWREN

 

Mary Holmes was born in Ireland. She has been an activist for most of her life. She returned to education as a mature student reading / taking a degree in Psychology and Society and Government. She worked as a research fellow in Bangor (Wales) and Northampton University, before becoming the first female director of a Welsh ‘Race Equality Centre’. She is a member of the NWREN board, where she acts in an advisory capacity.

Email: info@nwren.org.uk

 

 

Nicola Roberts

Nicola Roberts

Business Manager - NWREN

 

Nicola Roberts (B.Ed. in Physical Education) is NWREN’s part time Business Manager. Nicky moved to north Wales to instruct outdoor pursuits in her twenties and loved it so much she has made it her home. Nicky has extensive experience working in the voluntary and private sectors.  She currently carries responsibility for the financial, legal, and operational activities of the organisation. NWREN is reliant on Nicky’s skills of budgeting and leadership – supervising activities and outputs to maximise the efficacy of staff and resources.  Working alongside NWREN’s Board of Directors she collaborates in creating plans and objectives to raise the business’s performance.

Email: nicola@nwren.org.uk

Omid Behi

Omid Behi

Photographer and outgoing NWREN Chair

 

Omid Behi is a photographer based in Bethesda, Gwynedd. He is one half of the wedding photography duo, Amy and Omid Photography.

Their work can be found on social media and the website: www.amyandomidphotography.com

Marva Lord

Marva Lord

Web designer and digital media consultant

 

Marva Lord is a self-taught web designer with a background in the arts and social activism. She has been designing, developing and maintaining websites either on her own or as part of a small team for over 20 years! She set up Griots Arts Ltd in 2021. A multidisciplinary artist under the name Marva Jackdon Lord, she works with visual and written mediums, including photography, poetry, video and sound, and is developing work in audio and with digital tools. Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Ontario, Canada, she has lived in Wales for almost 20 years. In 2021 Marva was the recipient of the Interlude Bursary and Mentoring Programme, supported by the Cultural Recovery Fund from the Arts Council of Wales. She is also a board member of Peak Cymru, an organisation which collaborates with young people, artists and intergenerational communities.

Email: marva@griotsarts.com

Website: https://griotsarts.com/

Manon Emyr Gerallt

Manon Emyr Gerallt

Translator

 

Manon Emyr Gerallt is the translator for Pobl Fel Ni / People Like Us. Manon has over 25 years experience as a translator, working originally for a leading translation company in Cardiff and for the last 15 years has been a self-employed translator working for a wide range of clients.

Mohit Gupta

Mohit Gupta

Web developer

 

Mohit Gupta is a leading web developer at Epic Web Solutions, a pioneering company that has been at the forefront of India’s Internet era. With a knack for creating user-friendly and visually stunning designs, Mohit plays a pivotal role in connecting the dots between technology and user experience. His expertise extends from front-end design to intricate back-end development, providing a cohesive and intuitive experience for users. Epic Web Solutions started as a small start-up with a core team of technocrats, web designers, and management experts. With a focus on innovation and customer satisfaction. Mohit’s contributions to Epic Web Solutions are not just confined to his excellent design skills. In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, Mohit remains committed to staying up to date with the latest trends and technologies, thereby contributing to Epic Web Solution’s position as a trailblazer in the industry.

Email: sales@epicwebsol.com

Phone

01492 622 233

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Address

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The Equality Centre
Bangor Road
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