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Head to London’s Theatre Royal, Stratford East on 10-12 September for Spoke-Lab, a trilogy of pieces over three nights fusing theatre and spoken word, written and performed by three of the capital’s finest wordsmiths – Kat Francois, Nick Makoha and Roger Robinson. Directed by Dawn Reid, Spoke-Lab should be well worth a gander.

Kat Francois tells the true story of her great-grandfather’s cousin, Lazarus Francois, a First World War soldier who in 1915 left Grenada to fight for England. Raising Lazarus takes us on a journey through stories lost and found as Kat Francois weaves a tale of broken hearts, memorable characters, mystery, racism and finally the ultimate sacrifice. A unique snapshot of a time in history which had all but been buried and forgotten.