Nov
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

ILÉ LA WÀ at Richmix London

ILÉ LA WÀ ( a poetry- theatre production) Sunday 27 November, 7pm @ Richmix London, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6 lA TICKETS: £10/8 conc BUY TICKETS AT 0207 613 7498 | Richmix website 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)

Sunday 27 November, 7pm @ Richmix London, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6 lA

TICKETS: £10/8 conc

BUY TICKETS AT 0207 613 7498 | Richmix website

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:

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

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  

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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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