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Bonnie and AFLO. the Poet

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In this episode, we meet Bonnie and AFLO. the Poet.

Bonnie is a year 9 student at Thomas Bennett School and has lived in Crawley her entire life. She shares her home with her mum and cares for three dogs and three cats. Bonnie enjoys listening to Drake, The Weekend, and Melanie Martinez. She describes herself as compassionate, creative, and ‘not dramatic at all’! 

AFLO. the poet (she/they) is an award-winning Brighton-based spoken word artist, activist and academic. They embrace creative expression to disrupt the status quo and inspire social change. AFLO. uses poetry as a vehicle to address hard-hitting topics, particularly racism and mental health. 

Bonnie takes AFLO on an adventure through Crawley town centre. From how amazing Toby Carvey’s roasts are to the importance of self-care - This is a joyous conversation. 


Crawley Stories - a Creative Crawley, Creative Playground and Theatre Centre production

Host - Rob Watt

Producer - Ben Di Meo

Executive Producers - Louise Blackwell, Sophie Eustace, Emma Rees 

Original Music - Brandon Knights

Editor - Zach Smithson

Edited at Gatwick Production Studios

Graphic Design - Ben Lintott

Filming - Nick Atkins, Megan Melloy

Film Trailer Editor - Nick Atkins

Runners - Shawwal Ali, Matthew Holmberg, Denis Fabian Ursache

With Thanks to: AFLO. the poet, Allan, Andy, Bonnie, Ceali, Ellee, Freya, Helen, Anna Howie, Iffat, Max, Oscar, Patience, Sarah Pimenta, Sam, Hazelwick School, Shannon, Karl Singporewala, Woodzy.

⁠⁠⁠⁠Creative Crawley⁠⁠⁠⁠

Creative Director - Louise Blackwell 

Associate Director (Production) - Sam Evans 

Finance & Admin Coordinator - Lara Hockman 

Producer - Becky Jones 

Digital Content Coordinator - Ben Lintott 

⁠⁠⁠⁠Creative Playground⁠⁠⁠⁠

Community Engagement Manager - Erin Beesley 

Project Co-Director - Louise Blackwell 

Project Co-Director - Sophie Eustace

Head of Learning and Production - Sam Evans

Community Producer - Becky Jones 

Communication & Admin Assistant - Harriet McDermott 

Evaluation and Admin Assistant - Pav Randhawa 

⁠⁠⁠⁠Theatre Centre⁠⁠⁠⁠

Marketing Manager - Rachel Bellman

Future Maker Producer - Ben Di Meo

Programme & Admin Co-ordinator - Becky Ide

Finance Manager - David Lewis

Community Partnerships Producer - Moni Onojeruo

Executive Director & CEO - Emma Rees

Artistic Director - Rob Watt


Funded by Arts Council England

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