THE ORIGINS HISTORY AND FUTURE OF BLACK BRITISH THEATRE
The symposium will be the first of its kind to be staged in Oxford and will become a yearly part of Kuumba Nia Arts yearly activity plan.
The Symposium takes the lead from the Eclipse report but rather than to repeat the process, aims to take a step further forward by:
Each symposium and the conference will be followed by a published report of findings and agreed actions.
Venue: Oxford Playhouse 11 October 2019
"Each one teach one"
The idea behind the weekends is to bring together young performers and established theatre practitioners to support each other and share skills providing access to professional training and tuition. The workshops will act as an educational tool and in a practical and experiential way, teach the participants about the nuances of traditional Black theatre aesthetics. The weekends are designed to act as a springboard for the development of new work and a potential Black theatre youth company
Venue and September 2019 dates to be confirmed
Seeing Ourselves and Our Stories on Screen
We've screened films from the big names in Black Hollywood, Caribbean and African films, and documentaries, that often don't get a wide distribution. It’s a community initiative, encouraging debate and discussion around the films in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
We are open to suggestions and invitations to host Black Screen Events. Contact us with your ideas and we'll try to make them happen.
Storytelling and Workshops Sessions
We create African-Caribbean story-telling sessions and performances and run a range of creative expressive workshops. Working with schools, organisations/ businesses and community groups. We are currently working with Unlock the Chains Collective on the Nice Cup of Tea and Windrush next generation projects. We are adding new storytelling projects in the Autumn based at the Cornerstone Didcot working with schools and community groups this.
Up coming dates
Venue: Didcot Arts Centre
Date: Belonging 18 October 2019
One Hand Can't clap
"When we going to get together as BME Artists when when when!"
We have finally got around to doing something.
We are proposing monthly meet ups starting from June.
Let's network, share practise and try new ideas TOGETHER.
Being a BME arts practitioner doesn't have to be lonely. Drop us a line or call via our contacts page if you want to get involved. Let's connect and work together.