The Male Gaze – The Writers Series
05 Oct 2016, 17:30 – 19:30 Book now
The Writers Series – Autumn 2016 Roger Robinson & Nick Makoha Continue reading
I will be performing My Father & Other Superheroes at the United Solo Festival on November the 18th in New York. #Excited The 7th annual United Solo Festival invites local and international artists to submit their shows to the world’s largest solo theatre festival.The United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, is proud to present its seventh season at Theatre Row in the heart of New York City’s theatre district. Since its inaugural year, United Solo featured over 600 theatre productions from all over the world. Continue reading
In 2016, Literary Death Match is taking up residency at the Southbank Centre, for a five-show run that’ll bring together some of the most talented literati in Londontown. So come in from the cold to witness the wild February smarts/hysterics. You won’t want to miss a single one!
Lagos International Poetry Festival – October 28th – November 1st
The theme of the Lagos International Poetry Festival 2015 is Borderless Words with emphasis on poetry’s capacity to bridge racial, ethnic, gender, language and cultural divides, and the imperative of creative collaborations on the continent. The five day festival will feature workshops/masterclasses, school outreaches, panel discussions, readings and performances in open spaces and enclosed venues across the city. 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.
Words of Colour interview
Nick Makoha is no stranger to Words of Colour. When we interviewed him back in 2012 he was one of 10 new poets selected for Spread the Word’s Complete Works development programme, and his poems were published in the Ten Anthology. He had also just debuted his new show My Father and Other Superheroes.
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