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Sade Brown

Sade Banks

Sade Brown

Sade is a creative producer who has experience of developing projects, events, productions and festivals for a wide range of audiences. As a young person, Sade struggled with the education system and was permanently excluded from 2 secondary schools before attending The Bridge Academy AP Pupil Referral Until. Determined to succeed, Sade pass all 11 GCSE's with the support of her teachers. Sade applied for a Community Arts apprenticeship at the Bush theatre where she found her creativity and passion for the engaging people with the arts. At the end of her apprenticeship, Sade was offered a full time job as the Assistant Producer and the opportunity to take over the community art programme and support all of the main productions at the theatre. Following this, Sade went to work for Ogilvy and Mather, a global advertising agency, as an Account Executive to develop fundraising appeals for the youth homeless charity Centrepoint. Last year Sade left advertising to join the Barbican, where she works now as the Community Engagement Manager.

Sade is passionate about sharing her story with young people from similar backgrounds to her and enabling them transfer their skills and develop professionally through creative projects. In her spare time Sade mentors young people, delivers talks and workshops in schools and youth clubs and writes creatively. Last year Sade received an award by Prince William in recognition for turning her life around.


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