Jun
21
to Jun 23

ILÉ LA WÀ

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Ilé La Wà is back! Our tour will be kicking off at Stratford Circus for 4 shows during Refugee week. BUY TICKETS HERE

How do you belong to a place that does not see you?

Four strangers are about to become collateral damage in the government’s plans to create a hostile environment for illegal immigrants. Detained together after a random spot check in London, they begin to unravel in the pressure-filled holding room, where they are left without answers. Some of them are undocumented migrants, others insist they are not – but all are certain that whatever the situation, the UK is their home. At least, the only home they have left.

At a time when displacement is a constant, where Britain is faced with Brexit and a war on immigration, Ilé la Wà interrogates what it means to say we are home.

You claim Britain. Has it chosen you?

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Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

ILÉ LA WÀ at Richmix London

Home Is-8538 photo by Jolade Olusanya.JPG

SOLD OUT

MEET THE CAST

From Left to Right:

Bayo Gbadamosi as Ronu, 

Flo Wilson as Ellie

Rudzani Moleya as Tapiwa

Tolu Agbelusi as Sasha

Sarah Meadows - Director

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Nov
15
to Nov 27

HOME IS... THE EXHIBITION

   
  
 
  
    
  
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  Venue: Café Gallery,  Richmix London  , 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road,   London E1 6LA        
 
       
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	mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}       FREE ENTRY    Exhibition runs from 16 - 27 November   Private View - 15th November at 6pm - contact us at whenifindhome@gmail.com if you wish to attend   Home Is… The Exhibition, is a one of kind thought provoking exhibition fusing poetry with visual arts in exciting print and video installations, incorporating dance, animation, illustration and documentary in a dynamic conversation between people and art forms about how individuals conceptualise home and how our emotional or physical displacement narratives help to shape what ‘home is’.      Having interviewed over 30 people, their stories inspired new poems from a diversity of amazing writers. Animators, dancers and illustrators were then commissioned and tasked with creating new pieces inspired by the poetry whilst Poetics collaborated with documentary filmmaking to tell the stories of the many voices recorded in London and Manchester over the development of the project.   The end result is a visual celebration of poetry and human journeys to a sense of home.  PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:    
  
 
  
     
  
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     IAN BOBB | ILLUSTRATOR  ADE GOODE  ILLUSTRATOR  LULU KITOLO | ILLUSTRATOR  FFION CAMBELL - DAVIES | DANCER & CHOREOGRAPHER  LOURDES VELEZ | ANIMATOR     TOLU AGBELUSI | POET  TSHAKA CAMPBELL | POET  RUSSENÏ FISHER | POET  JEMILEA WISDOM | POET  BELINDA ZHAWI | POET  JOAN TURNER | GUEST POET  SHADE JOSEPH | GUEST POET | MUSIC PRODUCER  EMMANUEL SUGO | GUEST POET   

Venue: Café Gallery, Richmix London, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

FREE ENTRY

Exhibition runs from 16 - 27 November

Private View - 15th November at 6pm - contact us at whenifindhome@gmail.com if you wish to attend

Home Is… The Exhibition, is a one of kind thought provoking exhibition fusing poetry with visual arts in exciting print and video installations, incorporating dance, animation, illustration and documentary in a dynamic conversation between people and art forms about how individuals conceptualise home and how our emotional or physical displacement narratives help to shape what ‘home is’.

 Having interviewed over 30 people, their stories inspired new poems from a diversity of amazing writers. Animators, dancers and illustrators were then commissioned and tasked with creating new pieces inspired by the poetry whilst Poetics collaborated with documentary filmmaking to tell the stories of the many voices recorded in London and Manchester over the development of the project.

 The end result is a visual celebration of poetry and human journeys to a sense of home.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: 

IAN BOBB | ILLUSTRATOR

ADE GOODE  ILLUSTRATOR

LULU KITOLO | ILLUSTRATOR

FFION CAMBELL - DAVIES | DANCER & CHOREOGRAPHER

LOURDES VELEZ | ANIMATOR

 

TOLU AGBELUSI | POET

TSHAKA CAMPBELL | POET

RUSSENÏ FISHER | POET

JEMILEA WISDOM | POET

BELINDA ZHAWI | POET

JOAN TURNER | GUEST POET

SHADE JOSEPH | GUEST POET | MUSIC PRODUCER

EMMANUEL SUGO | GUEST POET

 

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Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

ILÉ LA WÀ at Contact Theatre Manchester

  ILÉ LA WÀ ( a poetry- theatre production)    Saturday 12 November, 7.30pm @Contact Oxford Road Manchester, M15 6JA   TICKETS: £11/6 conc  BUY TICKETS AT 0161 274 0600 |  www.contactmcr.com/homeis    On the morning, the government unleashes controversial Go Home buses on the streets of London, random spot checks take place across the city and several individuals are held pending verification of their identity.     4 strangers who call England home are detained together. As their frustration builds, they speculate about their predicament and are forced to interrogate what it means to be British in the 21st century.    Ilé la Wà, Yoruba for ‘We are Home’, takes the audience on a funny, emotional and thought provoking rollercoaster ride of drama and poetry. Join us as we explore what it means to insist we are home, when daily experience doesn’t reflect the sentiment.    Ilé la Wà is written by Tolu Agbelusi, directed by award winning Sarah Meadows and includes poetry from acclaimed poets Tshaka Campbell, Russenï Fisher, Jemilea Wisdom Belinda Zhawi and Tolu Agbelusi. Actresses, Flo Wilson and Rudzani Moleya will join Tolu and Russenï for the performance of this piece.  This is a production of the Home Is… project presented by Tolu Agbelusi, generously funded by the Arts Council England and supported by Apples and Snakes and Counterpoint Arts.

ILÉ LA WÀ ( a poetry- theatre production)

Saturday 12 November, 7.30pm @Contact Oxford Road Manchester, M15 6JA

TICKETS: £11/6 conc

BUY TICKETS AT 0161 274 0600 | www.contactmcr.com/homeis

On the morning, the government unleashes controversial Go Home buses on the streets of London, random spot checks take place across the city and several individuals are held pending verification of their identity.

 4 strangers who call England home are detained together. As their frustration builds, they speculate about their predicament and are forced to interrogate what it means to be British in the 21st century.

Ilé la Wà, Yoruba for ‘We are Home’, takes the audience on a funny, emotional and thought provoking rollercoaster ride of drama and poetry. Join us as we explore what it means to insist we are home, when daily experience doesn’t reflect the sentiment.

 Ilé la Wà is written by Tolu Agbelusi, directed by award winning Sarah Meadows and includes poetry from acclaimed poets Tshaka Campbell, Russenï Fisher, Jemilea Wisdom Belinda Zhawi and Tolu Agbelusi. Actresses, Flo Wilson and Rudzani Moleya will join Tolu and Russenï for the performance of this piece.

This is a production of the Home Is… project presented by Tolu Agbelusi, generously funded by the Arts Council England and supported by Apples and Snakes and Counterpoint Arts.

MEET THE CAST

From left to right:

Rudzani Moleya - as Tapiwa

Bayo Gbadamosi - as Ronu

Flo Wilson - as Ellie

Tolu Agbelusi - as Sasha

Sarah Meadows  is directing the play

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