We had a great time performing Mobile Incitement at the Freedom and Independence Theatre Festival, with some amazing audience feedback. We feel deep gratitude to the many people who made it happen but especially Kazi Ruksana Begum, Tower Hamlets Arts Development Officer, who is an absolute force of nature, making amazing things like this festival happen on tiny budgets, while calmly dealing with the Herculean task of coordinating lot of artists and companies, both professional and amateur. Big thanks also to Mushahed Ahmed, Jules Deering, Ali Campbell and everyone else.
We’ve just seen some lovely photos from Day Two of the Festival of Communities at Queen Mary… Here’s one:
And you can see the rest here:
Our official Mobile Incitement residency at Queen Mary uni is over, though we’ll be working with Ali Campbell and some of his students again after Easter as we share the work at Poplar Union and possibly also back on campus. We had a great time, and the student ‘think tank’ has given us loads of great ideas, which we’ll be digesting and testing over the coming months, as we and The Black Smock Band plot how to take our revolution nationwide!
Big thanks to Ali and his students, to everyone at QMUL that helped make it happen, to our lovely audience yesterday, to the various organisations who’ve supported us so far, not least Ovalhouse, and all the generous community members who came to our tea parties and shared their stories and their wisdom!
Photos from the final sharing: credit Ali Getz
In the pics: Rhiannon Kelly, Sarah Jeanpierre, Dan Cox, Andy Bannister and Paul Burgess
As you probably know, East, the storytelling group we run in partnership with Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, will be performing at Rich Mix this Friday, as part of A Season of Bangla Drama 2017. A Season of Bangla Drama is a major event in the Tower Hamlets cultural calendar and it’s a huge privilege to be a part of it.
As ever, we’ll be sharing stories and songs, new and old, told and sung the mix of professionals and community members that comprise East. But this time we’ll also have guest appearances from two wonderful artists: Somali teller Kinsi Abdulleh and folk singer Dan Cox. It’s going to be a great evening.
This Friday, 10th Nov, 7pm, at Rich Mix.
We really hope to see you there!
A selection of some of the wonderful photos taken by visiting Thai photographer Tan Nidhivir of our Woodland Walk tryout the other week in Butcher’s Wood, Hassocks. Led by Dan Cox, the walk links natural history, folklore and mental health and is a collaboration with The Brightwood Project. We were very pleased with how it went and got some great feedback from our invited audience.
More about this rather exciting project as it develops…