Wednesday 10 February 2016 – Sunday 21 February 2016
Every day from 10.30am to 4pm, enjoy the best children’s theatre, literature and music, with plenty of workshops and free activities for children up to 12 years old.
Breaking Ground – Black British Writers US Tour
Breaking Ground is conceived, curated and organised by Speaking Volumes. We specialise in producing engaging and excellent literary events designed to appeal to a broad audience and introducing unknown international writing to the UK and Europe. We are committed to making the best British literature known around the world.
As a result of ongoing demand from North American contacts, we have planned an ambitious tour of the USA. Focused around the major talent of the UK’s Black British writers, Breaking Ground is an opportunity for some of Britain’s most exciting literary talents to reach the established US book markets and readers. At this moment in the twenty-first century, Breaking Ground represents a thoughtful and imaginative way of presenting a positive Black British experience based on a spirit of collaboration and exchange. Continue reading
Whispers to Katrina @ Kings Place
Led by acclaimed jazz pianist Trevor Watkis, Whisper to Katrina is a newly-commissioned soundscape to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina – the costliest natural disaster in US history. Continue reading
Let’s All Be Free Film Festival 2015
The Let’s All Be Free Film Festival is back for a third year. We will screen a diverse selection of short fiction, documentary and expression films submitted from all around the globe, alongside spoken word performances, audience Q+A’s, and a panel discussion. Prizes will be awarded to the winning filmmakers of each category at our London festival, in front of an audience of film-lovers, artists, and everyday people. Continue reading
Breaking Ground at The Station Bristol in Bristol.
Breaking Ground is an Arts Council funded project to showcase some of the best writers from the UK and Jamaica. On 14 October, Bristol will host one of only three UK events headlined by renowned Jamaican poet and author Olive Senior, alongside two of Britain’s most exciting young BME poets, Jay Bernard and Nick Makoha. Hosted by our own Edson Burton, this is a rare chance to see three world-renowned black poets in action.This event is being held in partnership with the Creative Youth Network, Jamaica Rising, Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions and the Bristol Poetry Institute. Tickets are FREE and the event is open to all.
African Poets on Newsday
Six poets who were shortlisted for the 2015 Brunel African Poetry Prize share their work and inspiration on BBC Word Service Newsday Continue reading