Hi, I’m Ngaio Anyia

A creative & deep thinker…

My passions lie in making the world a more inclusive, representative place through compassionate discussion and a willingness to use our life experiences to understand others better.

This is where you’ll find a variety of thought provoking content created to spark new ideas and generate new pathways to a more diverse, fulfilling future.

BBC WORLD NEWS

How can I help?

I love to harness my creativity in a way that breaks down barriers and succeeds in engaging a diverse range of people through a variety of different ways…

“Ngaio helped us go beyond the surface, think beyond tick boxes and concentrate on opening up production, allowing diverse voices to be a part of our creative practices at all levels. She has a talent for drawing people together and motivating individuals to dig deeper and root out systemic problems in a non-confrontational way.”

KATHRYN CHISWELL-JONES

Company Manager, Artspace Lifespace

“A true pleasure to have with us here in Bristol and extremely creative and hard working. I sincerely believe that an organisation such as the BBC requires people like Ngaio to make sure we both reflect and demonstrate what is best in both production and listener engagement”

DAVID ASTON

Head of Programmes, BBC Radio Bristol

“Ngaio’s work has a strong and unique narrative quality that we really liked. There’s an authenticity and clarity of voice that we felt was ideal for engaging young audiences in challenging subject matter. This made Ngaio the right person to develop engaging resources for schools that tell the story of Colston Hall and its rebirth as Bristol Beacon.” 

PHIL CASTANG

Bristol Beacon

Multidisciplinary Artist & Journalist

A multidisciplinary artist and journalist. I have presented a mini-documentary on BBC World, worked for BBC Radio Bristol, guested on Women’s Hour and Radio 4 and now broadcast weekly on SWU FM. Represented by Gritty Talent, I use my platform to push discussions around making the media and the Arts more accessible for marginalised groups.

NGAIO - See Them

It feels so good to finally share this - my first ever music video ✨ 😝✨ 😝✨Thank you to everyone who has been involved in making this possible. Sitting and ...

Want to read my work?

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Inclusion & Diversity Consultancy

Specialising in working with Arts organisations and festivals I run various trainings in understanding differences, unconscious bias, multicultural marketing and how to create diverse workforces as well as power structures within organisations. 

I consult on a freelance basis and run trainings as part of a collective named Synergy.

Through collaborative conversation and planning, I am available to: 

  • Help you realise your aims and goals
  • Bespoke learning and action plans
  • Create personal and organisational targets 
  • Ongoing organisational support 
  • Be your critical friend

Organisations Worked With

Years Experience

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mixed bag podcast

The Mixed Bag podcast celebrates the range of people that I am lucky to meet in my adventures as an artist. Hosting creative guests from a range of different backgrounds, we discuss our mixed bag of interests and experiences influenced by identity and culture. 

Working at a crossroads between music, journalism, spoken word, consultancy, djing and public speaking, my curious nature has led to conversations with a multitude of characters with different ideas and interests. 

The line between work and play is often blurred with hobbies becoming jobs and jobs becoming studies. Join me as I think about all of them out loud!

ngaio anyia blog

If I’m not talking about it, I’m writing about it! For those who prefer reading to listening, head over to my blog for some thoughts and tips surrounding Inclusion & Diversity, Travel, Reviews, Making Do and lots more…

Purple Fro, Bro

Purple Fro, Bro

I've had a lot of people ask about my purple fro over the years and let me tell you, it's been a journey. I've experimented with bleaches and box dyes; had great successes and devastating failures and it's all been in the pursuit of the perfect purple hue to go with...

Out with the old

Out with the old

It's hard to know how to start this - it feels strange, like reaching out to someone you fell out of love with after giving them the silent treatment. But it's not you I fell out with, it's me. The truth is the past year has been so overwhelming. Pandemic aside, since...

We’re Open!

We’re Open!

One good thing about quarantine is that it's given me the space and time I needed to figure out how to set up a shop, take some pics of all the amazing things I've been making and collecting over the last year or so and actually get them up for sale! The Shop There...