High Rise eState of Mind
High Rise eState of Mind tells difficult to swallow truths through a dystopian lens, using grime, beat boxing, hip hop, live looping and MCing.
We create live and digital programmes featuring industry black and diverse leaders, showcase black and diverse touring theatre and open up more opportunities for Medway residents to get involved and see themselves reflected.
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’
18th October, Livestream, 7.30pm
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.
This show is part of our Digital Programme.