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Christina Ford

Neighbourhood Networks Manager 

 

Why I wanted to join the team

I am very excited to be a part of the Every One Every Day initiative because it places people very much at the heart as opposed to placing assumptions. It responds to Ideas, supporting community cohesion that is created with, for and by everyone. I am extremely passionate to be a part of this journey! 

A little bit about Christina's background

Christina has lived in Barking and Dagenham all her life. She graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama obtaining a BA in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education. Prior to this course, and whilst studying, she independently planned, delivered and managed community arts based and participatory projects.

Christina has worked inclusively across the of Borough of Barking and Dagenham in collaboration with local charities, organisations, schools, council initiatives and theatre companies. In her spare time, she coordinates Gingerbread Dagenham, a support network for local single parents families. She formed this group during her artist residency at The White House, Dagenham. This influenced her most recent performance, Another Single Mother, that explores the stigmas and challenges faced by and attached to single parenting. Christina is very passionate about using arts as a tool and a means to support and give a voice to marginalised communities. She has often produced performances that explore social and political issues.