Spirit First

Theatre, Ministry, & Personal Growth

Here at Spirit First Creatives we combine community Involvement with personal development and physical and spiritual wellbeing. 

Originally established in 2014 to serve the emotional and social needs of residents in Lambeth (south London), parts of our work now reach out across the UK and beyond.

Our beneficiaries have included young parents, both the employed and unemployed, new entrepreneurs, community activists, authors, students, musicians and single parents, both male and female.

In short we are about creating opportunities, bringing people together, facilitating meaningful experiences and helping everyone uncover their hidden potential.


Black Blessed and British

A poetic memoir by Claudette Athea Douglas


About the Book

“Hardcore optimism that explores the impressions of the spiritual warrior” is how the author fittingly describes this wonderful collection. Though in truth it is also very much a tale of new beginnings and hard fought reinventions.

From the black kid in Cheltenham to the English girl in Jamaica. From rebel student to head girl. From student actress to acclaimed playwright and director. From church choir member to ordained inter-denominational Christian minister.


About The Author

Actress, playwright, director and producer, Reverend Claudette Athea Douglas is uniquely placed to write this inspired memoir. A memoir in the form of poems that seamlessly, yet suddenly, transport you to those places she has lived and been a part of during her lifetime, stretching from the Cotswolds to the Caribbean.

Some will make you laugh, some inspire and others will make you reminisce. Many will be an education and most certainly, others might make you cry.

Spiritual Growth

Spiritually at the core of personal and community life and growth!

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direct from the publishers (also available via Amazon)

Decorating The Spirit



Our flagship personal development programme that includes excursions workshops, media production, journaling and a lot more besides.


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