This October, join Lyrici Arts at the table for a soulful storytelling feast that will draw you into a journey that is both intimate and epic in scope. Four compelling tales from four remarkable Black heritage artists, take audiences around the world and across time on a passage of self-discovery. Voyage with us to council house number 11 in England, to Nigeria, to Jamaica, to Ghana, and other worldly realms. Encounter Anansi the Spider, discover self love, immerse yourself in a heart felt family gathering, and hear from ancestors from near and afar.
The stories are familiar, yet never before heard: about family, about food, about love, about history and identity. Showcasing an assortment of lyrical styles and modes of storytelling, this is an experience that will leave you full and changed forever.
‘Rich, enchanting and adventurous’
‘Storytelling with a touch of magic and soul’
‘A theatrical storytelling feast’
The tour begins on the 10th of October and consists of four live and digital performances:
10th October, Gulbenkian Theatre, 7.30pm
We close the tour on the 18th October with a celebration in Medway. Join us on this date for a post show party, featuring complimentary Caribbean canapes and soul music from a live band.
Running time: approximately 80 mins
Access: British Sign Language, Relaxed, Livestream
Age recommendation: 8+
Warning: This show contains flashing lights. Themes touch lightly, yet with empowerment, upon bereavement, race and representation.
This show is part of our HOMEWARD Artist Academy programme.
HOMEWARD 2022 is a Creative Estuary Co-commission. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport funds the Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England. Creative Estuary Co-commissions support a wide range of cultural projects with new commissions for Estuary-based producers and artists, from activity for emerging cultural activists to large scale commissions with a diverse mix of partners. The Co-commissions will raise widespread awareness of existing creative talent across the region and support creative practitioners and organisations to make and present new work.
HOMEWARD 2022 is kindly funded by Creative Estuary, Arts Council England, Medway Council, Kent County Council and Royal Opera House Bridge. It is supported by Colyer Fergusson Trust, GlassBox Theatre, The Woodville Theatre and The Gulbenkian Theatre.
|Date: 10/10/2022 to 10/10/2022|
|Location:Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB|
|Suitable for:Age: 8+|