By day, I am a content and marketing specialist with a freelance portfolio spanning across finance, retail, education and charity sectors.
By night, I am a spoken word artist touring poetry all over the UK and beyond, in Dubai, South Africa and India.
This weird and wonderful journey of freelance and artistry sees me innovating cool new ideas for mission-led initiatives on a full-time basis.
I was recently asked to judge Reading Fringe Festival's spoken word stage which feels as much like an honour as it does completely bonkers. Being selected by the BBC to be in the Words First Talent Development Scheme was a nice bit of role reversal from my regular work with schools and community organisations delivering creative writing workshops. Some cool things I was involved in last year include headlining the British Asian Festival and co-starring in Jan Rufus' award-winning short film 'The Lyrics That Took Me Home'. The year before, I co-authored Tattva's 'Being in Beta' journal which has prepared me nicely for my current work with Verve Poetry Press to publish my debut anthology in May 2020.
Artistic Director, Rifco Theatre
Vidhu’s often political and lyrical spoken words touch your soul and move you. We invited her to open our 2nd British Asian Festival with a new commission ‘I am British Asian’. Vidhu has been mentoring our Rifco Associate, Daya Bharj. The transformation in Daya’s confidence and performance has just been staggering. Bananasharma is one to watch, she delivers an alchemy of words.