What's your brave story?
Brave Day are a collective of video and digital
We help you to tell inspiring stories through film, audio,
digital art and technology
developing a growth mind-set,
embracing the road less travelled,
and being brave.
Who we work with
We are unusual in that, collectively, our experience straddles both the creative arts and performance world,
and the world of businesses and organisations external and internal comms.
It means that we can bring fresh creativity to any project because we draw inspiration from both worlds and enjoy the cross over. At heart, we are all creative individuals and love visually stimulating and emotionally engaging storytelling.
BBC Contains Strong Language
poetry and spoken word festival 2017
The BBC Contains Strong Language festival 2017 exceeded all expectations this September in Hull, thrilling audiences worldwide. It has seeded new, exciting collaborative projects between UK and international poets and spoken word artists, and looks set to continue as plans for the next festival commence.
Brave Day have produced several promotional documentary films for the festival, exploring commissioned projects with some of the Hull17 artists. We also filmed and edited all the festival highlights.
ALL films can be viewed on the BBC Arts website:
Promo for Contains BBC Strong Language Festival
Hull17 Poets - Short films
Festival Highlights Day 1 and 2
Festival Highlights Day 2 and 3
Isaiah Hull - An Old Trafford Love Tour
In the last year alone, Isaiah Hull has supported Kate Tempest, Lemn Sissay and Skepta at major events for the BBC. The Old Trafford writer and spoken word artist is one of the Roundhouse and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Words First finalists. He is a member of the young writers collective Young Identity.
Women of Words - Kate Fox
A project to develop a spoken word piece capturing the voices of women from Hull. Bradford based poet, Kate Fox, was commissioned to work wth the already established writing collective and deliver a final performance at the Contains Strong Language festival.
This Tide of Humber - Imtiaz Dharker
and JoinedUp Dance Company
The poem was commissioned for the Contains Strong Language festival, and it captures the inexplicable pull of a city where dislocation and separation mix with images of water and sky to create a unique sense of place.
Dharker’s evocation of the city of Hull and the River Humber is interpreted by JoinedUp Dance Company to create a wistful, enigmatic performance piece with an original score by composer Joe Roper.
Talking Doorsteps - Joe Hakim
Joe Hakim is a Hull based poet and spoken word artist.
After involvement in a project called Talking Doorsteps, working with young people in Trinidad and Tobago (film footage courtesy of The Roundhouse, British Council, Wrecking Ball Press).
Joe brought the initiative back to his home town working with The Goodwin Centre and The Warren Project, to encourage and develop the creative writing of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Social Movements and Art for Wellbeing
Brave Day are working towards becoming a social enterprise. We have been actively involved with supporting social and creative organisations that are promoting community based activities for health and wellbeing.
We are currently working with Social Movements in Health GM @socmovinhealth with a focus on combating social isolation through arts and food movements. The 'Call to Action - Movement of Movements' film gives an overview of the aims and benefits of social movements in Greater Manchester.
The 'Make Your Mark' film is a great example of successful organisational and creative collaboration documenting a 3 month arts and dance project.
'Call to Action - The Movement of Movements' at
The People's History Museum promoting Greater Manchester art and food community groups
'Make Your Mark' - Dance, Art and Video collaboration between Cartwheel Arts, Fallen Angels Dance Theatre
and The Turnpike Gallery
A little more about us
Brave Day is founded by Kirstie Henderson, a video producer and video-artist with over
17 years experience working for comms and live events agencies at a senior level
and also as a freelancer.
Kirstie has a valuable range of skills, contacts and collaborators to bring to any project.
The aim of Brave Day is to seek out fruitful creative partnerships, to support social movements and art for wellbeing initiatives, and to document any artistic/cultural events that
enrich people's lives.