HOMEWARD: Soul Food

2022

Co-commissioned by Creative Estuary to launch in summer 2022, this year’s body of work is focused around HOMEWARD: Soul Food and spotlights four local Black heritage artists, working together to develop and create a collection of 20-minute performance pieces linked intrinsically with their lyrical talents.

Project Details

This summer and autumn, four Medway based Black heritage artists will collaborate to create and tour a show exploring what home, identity and culture means to them.

Soul Food is a reference for Black heritage food dishes passed down through generations – examples include curry goat, fried dumplings, ackee and saltfish. Lyrici Arts are also examining other elements that can feed the soul in the context of aspirations, culture, identity, music, family and more.

Artists have access to industry mentorship, training, and profiling. They also receive directing and producing support to perform in a 80-minute show together, which will be live-streamed and platformed in the autumn at theatre venues in Medway and Kent. The work will be explored through a 8-week summer programme of in-person and digital sessions.

Local audiences will be invited to public touring performances in during October 2022 at GlassBox Theatre in Gillingham, The Woodville Theatre in Gravesend and The Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury, in a celebration of community and the cultures that exist within it.

 

The tour begins on the 10th October, with four live and digital performances:

 

10th October, Gulbenkian Theatre, 7.30pm

11th October, Woodville Theatre, 1.15pm

18th October, GlassBox Theatre, 1.15pm

18th October, GlassBox Theatre, 7.30pm

18th October, Livestream, 7.30pm

 

Lyrici Arts are delighted to announce that Royal Opera House Bridge are also supporting HOMEWARD: Soul Food, through a grant which enables us to provide an educational resource pack around the show

HOMEWARD is an academy devised by Lyrici Arts for Black heritage artists. Through a programme of yearly events, participants will explore how the word ‘homeward’ connects with themes of personal identity, lived experience, culture and heritage.

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 also 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.

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Tour Dates: October 2022

HOMEWARD: Soul Food

Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
Monday 10th October 2022
7:30 – 8:40 PM

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HOMEWARD: Soul Food // School Performance

The Woodville Theatre, Gravesend

Tuesday 11th October 2022
1:15 – 2:25 PM

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HOMEWARD: Soul Food // School Performance

GlassBox Theatre, Gillingham

Tuesday 18th October 2022
1:15 – 2:25 PM

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HOMEWARD: Soul Food

GlassBox Theatre, Gillingham & Livestream

Tuesday 18th October 2022
7:30 – 8:40 PM

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HOMEWARD: Soul Food // Livestream

Online Livestream

Tuesday 18th October 2022
7:30 – 8:40 PM

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