Chadd Cumberbatch is both a visual and performing artist. He studied fashion textiles at Brighton Polytechnic in the UK and has won local and regional awards for his fashion and costume design. He also writes, and has won numerous awards for his poetry. His works have been included in several anthologies. He has published one book, Ya Ya Surfeit, Mellonie Boy Dancing On Me Head. He lives and works in Montserrat, where he is currently creating magical things.