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The Girmit Team

Simmy Gupta

Artistic Director & Co Founder

Simmy Gupta is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Nutkhut. Born in England of Indian origin, Simmy trained in the 500-year-old tradition of Kathak (North Indian Classical dance). Her training…

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Ajay Chhabra

Artistic Director & Co Founder

Ajay Chhabra is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Nutkhut. A British actor, director and producer of Indo-Fijian heritage, Ajay was born and raised in London and Kent and has…

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Emma Dyos

General Manager

Emma Dyos is the general manager at Nutkhut. Emma has been with Nutkhut since 2012 focusing on managing the business on a day to day basis. Her background is as…

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Louise Green

Project Manager

Louise has been working in arts, events and stage management since graduating from Wimbledon School of Art in 2006. Having gained experience worldwide with various creative arts companies, Louise’s journey…

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Dr Maria del Pilar Kaladeen

Academic Consultant

Maria del Pilar Kaladeen was born and lives in London. She is an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London working on the system of indenture in…

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Ellie Newland

Learning and Education Manager

Ellie Newland is the Learning and Education Manager for Nutkhut. Graduating from the University of Wales and holding a PGCE from Brighton University, Ellie is passionate about arts and education.…

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Iqbal Singh

The National Archives - United Kingdom

Iqbal Singh is the Regional Community Partnerships Manager at The National Archives. He is part of the Outreach team and has led on a number of Outreach projects for The…

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James Edward Marks

Executive Arts Producer

Experimental mixed-media, social video for social good tinkerer, DIY multi-dimensional motion arts & 4D spatial social-casting creator, curator, chatter & provocateur - of award winning sub & pop culture reference…

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Tui Ledua

Graphic Novel Illustrator

Tui Ledua works as an independent animator and illustrator out of the Fiji Islands. He works mostly with Civil Service Organisations, breaking down complex information into more relatable forms. Trained…

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Pam Jarvis


As an evaluator of heritage projects, Girmit gave the opportunity to look at how untold stories reveal difficult aspects of heritage. Girmit’s stories of poverty, exploitation, disruption of communities challenge…

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Wendy Smithers

Heritage Consultant

Wendy has worked with Nutkhut since 2015 as a bid writer, creative producer and critical friend and led on both core cost grants and project-specific bids for the company. She…

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Elyssa Fagan

PR & Marketing Consultant

Elyssa Fagan is a freelance communications consultant with over a decade’s worth of experience working across PR, marketing and copywriting. During her career she has been in charge of creating…

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Patrick Morgan

360 Creative Director

Working in the field of design and Luxury fashion for over 20 years with brands from Tom Ford, YSL, LVMH, Christian Dior, Fendi, and Dior perfume including weekly, monthly pieces…

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Lorna Inman

Virtual Reality Artist and Video Creator

Lorna is a Virtual Reality Artist and Video Creator, devising bespoke hand-painted virtual reality experiences and videos. Creating virtual environments for events, workshops, social media channels and live performance, Lorna's…

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Dr David Tully

360 Developer / Scenegraph Studios

Dr David Tully runs Scenegraph Studios who specialise as Creative Technicians, building the tech behind immersive experiences. From Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Game development and software engineering, we apply all…

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Jack Hyde

Sound Designer and Composer

Jack is a Sound Designer and Composer. He is fascinated by musical intimacy and creating rich soundscapes that help tell stories. Every project is distinct and informed by different concepts…

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SubPac Soundscape Artist

DJ, producer, sound designer and visual artist Snooks makes deep, dark and tribal music emphasising sub bass frequencies. Snooks set up his vinyl only imprint Niteshade Inc in the basement…

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Neil Cartwright

Website Developer

Neil built the Nutkhut website. He created his first website in 1997, when HTML was still easy to learn. From there, he joined Sony Music as their first 'Webmaster' and…

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Phil Tidy

Making of Documentary - Film Producer Phil began working in a digital art studio in Camden on some of the first digital video projects and went on to produce TV…

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Jay Creagh

Making of Documentary - Film Director Jay is a talented young director, making documentary and narrative-based films, music videos and Commercials. A trained photographer, He joined the team at Squire…

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Marius Matesan

PlayLabZ director and co-founder Marius Matesan is a mixed media artist exploring the complex relationship between humans, technology and psychedelics. Prior to PlayLa.bZ he’s worked with DoubleMe, INC as a…

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