About Us

We believe in spicing up arts and culture to include stories from culturally diverse voices and championing women in all of their guises.

Let’s Create Together.

Our Ethos

Our Mission

Is to help you

To keep questing

For the things that

Make your heart sing

Fuel the imagination

…and inspires you to

Open up to your potential

Don’t stand still

In what you think is




Or your Tribe


Don’t expect the usual stories

We love the richness that comes 

When we decolonise the cultural canon

Raise the profile of

Black Arts & Culture  

Knock down barriers 

To participation 

Champion Women

In our multitude of guises,

& share wisdom

Across generations

We are passionate 

About making work that 

Excites, stimulates

Encourages audiences to 

Pose questions

Challenge limiting beliefs 

…and imbue wonderment

There is a seed 

Of creativity 

That resides in us all

With our collaborative projects

Across art disciplines

We seek to

Inspire yours to grow


Meet The Team

At QuestLife we collaborate with a team of freelance creatives across the arts. Sharing their expertise to spice up the work we co create with other creatives, individuals, communities and organisations. We are keen advocates of the freelance eco system, supporting freelancers to thrive. Their drive and passion helps keep our work fresh, exciting, inclusive and responsive.

Eileen Bellot


I have always followed the threads that have tugged at my creative heart. It’s that spirit of seeking that has given birth to QuestLife.

From childhood I would capture my curiosity for the world around me, through poems and short stories.

I started my career as a Fashion Designer then lecturing in Art & Design across London, Public Speaking and running an award winning arts & wellbeing charity for 17 years.

Through QuestLife I want to work for change in the industry and spice up what we think arts and culture is. Particularly influencing strategic thinking that generates innovative ways of increasing access to the arts for ‘all’. I take on public speaking and presenting opportunities and am a board member at Tamasha Theatre.

Melanie Abrahams


I have been instigating and creating multidisciplinary arts, spoken word and literature for over 20 years, as a curator, producer, mentor, and a speaker.

As an active freelancer in the creative industries, I consistently push for greater diversity in the arts, with a focus on race, class and intersectionality. I set up the organisation Renaissance One as a means to support writers, and to make regular use of events, tours and commissions to highlight the diverse canons of British and international literature. I have been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts since 2009, and was made an Hon Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2020.

I was a consultant Windrush Monument at London Waterloo which honours Caribbeans and British Caribbeans’ contribution to Britain and am co-curator of My Words, a digital exhibition with live events which showcases 250 years of poets of colour.

Black man in blue baseball cap, white jacket and blue jumper. Behind him is a large glass window at street level, outside we can see trees and traffic lights

Hadiru Mahdi


I joined QuestLife in January 2023,  excited to work on a project emphasising community, and care. Co-creating spaces where we can laugh with, learn from and support each other to unlock our potential, build sustainable careers, and transform our relationship with the creative sector.

I am aware of all it takes to birth a creative vision, having been both centre stage and behind the scenes. Witnessing the magic we can make together but also the toll it can take on people too often under-resourced and over-stretched.

I am an artist working across poetry, prose, music and visual art. Through the 2010s I co-ran artist-led project spaces as part of the art collective Vulpes Vulpes. My creative life co-existed with a career in the charity sector, community groups and activism. More recently I have worked in the worlds of poetry publishing and performance, theatre and music.


The Committee:

Our Committee are passionate about creating dynamic work that engages, entertains and increases access to arts and cultural activities for all.

The Committee drive forward QuestLife’s vision by providing advice, guidance and leadership. They help to promote QuestLife across the sector and manage its finances and operational running.

QuestLife is a not for profit organisation working to spread a little joy and spice in the world.