In 2018, Eshmit was commissioned by The University of Wolverhampton to create an immersive exhibition as part of the annual Arts Fest. The exhibition was held in Wolverhampton City Centre & based on the first-hand experiences of Panjabi migrants that settled in The Black Country during the mid-20th-Century. You can more information on The Route upon Arrival by clicking here.
In 2019, Eshmit successfully secured Arts Council England funding to create Himmat (the play). Himmat was hosted at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery for a total of five performances at the end of September & acted as a pre-event for Wolverhampton's 2020 Literature Festival. The play was written & produced by Jefny Ashcroft & told the story of Wolverhampton's 1969 Turban Victory. Eshmit directed & edited the play, & also portrayed the main character, Rani Bhambra. Find more about Himmat here.
Eshmit's project 'Creative Container' has been funded by Arts Council England and is currently taking place. You can find out more about the project here & keep up to date with all of her recent workshops & events here.
Eshmit graduated from her MA in Dramatherapy with Distinction in 2020.
Dramatherapy is an indirect & Creative Psychotherapy, which typically utilises theatrical elements to facilitate emotional & psychological healing. Dramatherapy uses story, metaphor & countless forms of play to do this.
Eshmit has completed two clinical placements as part of her training, the first working with young people that had previously displayed Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) & the second in an inpatient, adult mental health hospital.
She was invited to perform a spoken word piece called 'Avaaj' at the 2019 British Association of Dramatherapist's Annual Conference (BADth). She will be co-facilitating a workshop on Dramatherapy & Spirituality at this year's conference too.
Currently, Eshmit sits on BADth's Inclusion & Visibility Subcommittee & is a Co-founder of 'DiversArty', a supportive space for training Arts Therapists of colour/diverse groups at the University of Derby.
She has full HCPC registration & membership of BADth.