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Titilola Dawudu is Programme Manager for Young People and Youthfulness for Coventry City of Culture Trust. She works primarily with 18-30-year olds, creating legacy-programmes that engage young adults in shaping their city through art and culture. Titilola is leading on a global programme called Youthful Cities, which will partner four Coventry organisations with four International organisations in Beirut (Lebanon), Bogota (Columbia), Nairobi (Kenya), and Detroit (Michigan, USA). Youthful Cities will engage 40 young activists who will work together exploring the global conversations young people are having around the world and create a response through music, poetry, street art and digital platforms. She is also leading on other programmes such as BBC Contains Strong Language, a poetry and spoken word festival as well as producing The Future Show, based on live artist and playwright, Deborah Pearson’s work. Outside of work, Titilola Dawudu is a writer, editor and theatre maker. She is a trustee for Theatre Centre and is an Associate Writer for Beyond Face and Creative Leamington. Her plays and monologues have been performed at Theatre Royal Plymouth, Theatre Royal Arojah in Abuja, Nigeria, Soho theatre, the Bush theatre, the Arcola and Theatre Peckham. She mentors women and won the Mentor of the Year at the Women of the Future awards in 2018. Titilola has edited ‘Hear Me Now Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour’ in partnership with Tamasha, published by Oberon Books. She is part Black Womxn in Theatre team that brought together over 250 black womxn in theatre for an iconic photoshoot at the Globe theatre in 2019. In September 2020,  Black Womxn in Theatre partnered with Eclipse Theatre and Bush Theatre to create #AllOfUs, a redundancy recovery programme for Balck, Asian and ethnically diverse people who were made redundant due to COVID-19.

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