Amanda Holiday

Writer, Artist, and Filmmaker in London, United Kingdom

Amanda Holiday

Writer, Artist, and Filmmaker in London, United Kingdom

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Artist, poet & filmmaker Amanda Holiday was born in Sierra Leone and came to live in the UK at the age of 5. She completed a degree in Fine Art at Wimbledon and exhibited in landmark black art shows such as ‘The Image Employed’ and ‘Black Art - Plotting The Course’.

Holiday moved into film & scriptwriting - directing a number of short experimental films for the Arts Council, BFI and Channel 4. Between 2001-10, she lived in Cape Town where she wrote and directed several educational television series.

Her first collection 'The Art Poems' is published April 2018 as part of New Generation African Poets (Tano) a chapbox series by Akashic books (US).

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