we are cultural change facilitators.

we are rebels.

We are a team of experienced facilitators, coaches, storytellers and community practitioners who have a combined network across the Arts, the Digital Creative sector, Higher Education, the Start-Up & Freelance Communities,  Third Sector and Creative Industry.

 

Individually we have worked on projects across different sectors with organisations including the Home Office, Environment Agency, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Cultural Olympiad, Lincolnshire County Council, University of Lincoln, Coventry University London, Aston University & Bishop Grosseteste University to deliver projects on a local and national level.

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Fuelled by tea and a desire to change the world Andy Farenden is a transdisciplinary designer, coach and educator who specialises in working with teams to build community. A member of the Association for Coaching, he's an accomplished events manager, curator and leadership consultant who helps people tell their stories to create impact. 

He's worked with the Home Office on hate crime, Festival800 celebrating the freedoms of the Magna Carta, the Cultural Olympiad to showcase modern fables at Latitude Festival, and Bishop Grosseteste University to coach the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders. Andy also specialises in coaching for the LGBT+ community.

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A modern-day medicine woman, writer and storyteller, Tanya Akrofi, takes her inspiration from folklore and fairytale, bringing their magic and mysticism to the telling of true-life tales.

 

In the liminal space where magic and mythology meet lie the power to transform the human psyche. It becomes not just about spells and rituals but about assembling the toolkit to aid our survival in today’s challenging times.

 

Through her workshops and talks, with intimacy, vulnerability and mysticism Tanya helps audiences reconnect with the healing power of sharing our individual stories and honouring their collective power.

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Pragmatic and authentic, Kieran Jordan is a down to earth, natural leader with a wealth of experience working in arts and commercial venues, live performance touring and community outreach.  He has worked with young people’s outreach programmes on live music curation, international conferencing and a wide variety of arts and music festivals across the UK.

 

He is a masterful event and technical manager whose skill lies in translating technobabble into everyday language and back again. He is passionate about creating platforms for communities to find and use their voices and helping create lasting impact.

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Ryan Lovett is an award-winning Town Councillor, TEDx Speaker, Founder and Chair to C.L.E.A.N; a free environmental scheme used within Lincolnshire, a Litter Hero Ambassador for Keep Britain Tidy, and has appeared on local and regional radio representing a variety of organisations and local government.

 

Ryan’s a dynamic down to earth leader, listener, mentor and public speaker being able to connect to a diverse range of ages and audiences. Ryan also offers visits to schools for educational workshops or talks on the environment and how we can better understand our footprint with litter.

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Non-binary Owen Lewis is a passionate human rights advocate and social entrepreneur, identified as one of Lincolnshire’s 30 Under 30 Rising Stars by The Lincolnite in 2019. Their work focuses on creating and empowering inclusive communities, building better communication and using our voices to create social change.  Owen has led workshops across Europe focused on gender identity, sexual orientation, disability and race. They have worked in South Sudanese refugee camps and hospitals, and works with global environment defenders as part of an international charity.

 

Owen offers a wealth of cultural and lived experience that is able to bring difficult topics to life in a compassionate and heartfelt manner.

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our manifesto to create impact and social change.

Over the past decade, the way we do business had changed; it has become 24/7, mobile and virtual. We no longer work from fixed location and because of this have less engagement and involvement in our local communities.

 

In the same decade, institutional education has become more rigidly focused on results with a definitive slant towards science, technology, engineering, and maths. Our young people are burning out quicker with wellbeing and creativity taking a back seat.

 

Both business and education seem to be focusing less on the human beings that make them function and more on results and profit.

 

THIS HAS TO CHANGE!

Business and education must become more engaged with the people and communities they serve to generate social change and impact through innovation and transformation.

 

To do this, we need to change the conversation; to challenge how we think and interact. We need to reconnect with our creativity, rediscover our passion; make big changes though tiny risks and shifts in behaviour.

 

With a little rebellion, we can change how we see the world and it sees us.

 

It’s our mission at Creative Rebel CIC to facilitate those conversations; provide the means and support to discover new ways of engaging with our authentic selves to cultivate creative solutions.

 
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the shared set of

values that underpin our work.

Good people

should

always Win.
We believe that fundamentally everyone wants the best for their communities.

Everyone is a changemaker.

No matter how big or how small, we're working to create a better world.

Knowledge speaks, Wisdom listens.

We understand that to really know communities we have to listen deeply.

Impact, not bottom lines.

Being entrepreneurial is about  seeing things from different perspectives and finding solutions, not just turning a profit.

Play

is key.

Changing the world doesn't have to be boring. We all learn through play. 

Dialogue builds bridges.

Dialogue is more than just having a conversation. It allows for honest and authentic collaboration.

Equity is the end goal.

Our outputs will always empower people and be sustainable. 

Rebellion Brings change.

Sometimes you have to cause a little trouble to get to the heart of things.

Integrity is immutable.

Real change can only happen with sincerity and the desire to put others first.