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

Get in Touch to Discuss Your Project…

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…

Halt Harassment at City Hall

Halt Harassment at City Hall

Last night I did something that a year ago I couldn't have predicted. This time last year I was feeling utterly overwhelmed, helpless and ashamed after a friend of mine was assaulted quite literally behind my back whilst I was djing in the New Year at my night - Booty...

Starting Out Slow

Starting Out Slow

Wow, ok so let’s talk for a second about that last bit of 2019…I’m not gonna lie, it utterly wiped me out. The election was depressing - I don’t feel like many people bounced back from that in time for a full-blown Christmas cheer and Happy New Year… Don’t get me...

What Do We Do Now?

What Do We Do Now?

Well...what a thoroughly depressing outcome that was. In the past couple of weeks, I’ve had many conversations with people who’ve told me the Tory’s will win, nothing will change, this was their plan all along and it’s better to be realistic. My reply to all these...

Voting Day

Voting Day

I woke up this morning before my alarm having a nightmare, remembering the Bullingdon Boys film - The Riot Club. If you haven't seen it, it's an adaptation of a play that follows an Oxford secret society of the wealthiest boys (I can't call them men) over the course...

Every Vote Matters

Every Vote Matters

Please, can we all just agree to use our vote… No party is perfect but there are some politicians who seem somewhat human. Don’t follow headlines blindly, look into the backgrounds of the people you vote for. There’s a lot of dodgy advice being passed around on social media to capitalise on our short attention span and internet anxiety.

Farewell Facebook

Farewell Facebook

We've had or ups, we've had our downs, we've had our memories, we've had our frowns, but I think my time with Facebook is starting to dwindle. I always said that the main reason I use social media is for my work and that is absolutely true so now that my artist page...