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So U Think I’m CraZy? Ovalhouse
18 -21 Sept Tickets £12.50

about


So U Think I’m CraZy? is a hard-hitting, emotive play exploring the issues surrounding mental health in Britain today told through the eyes of a young black man.

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Using dance, poetry, and music this multi-sensory experience will take you from the streets of London to the secure wing of a psychiatric hospital.

venue

Show Times Sat 19.30
Duration
Age
52-54 Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW
Phone: 020 7582 7680


whats on Gate | www.imjussayin.com

Gate Cockpit Theatre
Tickets £20/18

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Gate – a poignant and witty story of love and loss that asks what really happens to us after we die, what do we leave behind, and what we will become?

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Evolutionists tell us that we’re just trying to spread our genes.
Economists tell us that all we do is maximize our self-interest.
Psychologists tell us that we just want to get laid.
But is it true that we only act on narrow material desires?
Or do our wider spiritual beliefs still count for something?

It is an average Thursday morning at ‘The Gate’ in Wapping and, like every first-born child in the generations before her, Eve is guarding it carefully. It’s going to be a busy day- there are four new appointments booked in. The trouble is none of the clients knew they were coming… because to reach the gates you have to be dead.

dates&info


13-23 Sept
Admission | Show Times 19.30 15.00
Duration
Age

The Cockpit
Gateforth Street
London NW8 8EH
020 7258 2925

what's on What Shadow 12 | www.imjussayin.com

What Shadows Park Theatre
Tickets from £10

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“I was a storm. I was also a man entirely alone in a storm. There were forces beyond my control and I was one of them.”
Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech was the most polarising political speech of the last 50 years.

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Oxford academic and daughter of a Caribbean immigrant, Rose Cruickshank wants answers. Enoch’s controversial words about immigration shattered her childhood. Rose cannot find inner peace until she understands what led him to make the speech that defined a generation. Will a meeting with the man himself give her the answers she desperately craves?

dates&info


27 Sept – 28 Oct 2017
Admission | Show Times 19.30 15.00
Duration 2hrs 15mins inc interval
Age
Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park
London N4 3JP
020 7870 6876


what's on THE KNOWLEDGE 4 | www.imjussayin.com

The Knowledge Charing Cross Theatre
Tickets from £18.90

about


Set against the backdrop of the harsh economic times of 1979, the play follows the hilarious struggles of four Londoners as they attempt to better themselves by attempting the fearsome “Knowledge” – the exam needed to become a London black cab taxi driver. Standing between them and the coveted green badge is the eccentric Mr Burgess, an examiner known as “The Vampire” with an obsessive mission to maintain standards.

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The Knowledge cast includes of Steven Pacey as Mr Burgess, Celine Abrahams as Brenda, James Alexandrou Gordon, Jenna Augen as Val, Louise Callaghan as Miss Staveley, Ben Caplan as Ted, Michael Chance as Arab Tourist, Alice Felgate as Janet and Fabien Frankel as Chris.

dates&info


Until 11 Nov
Admission | Show Times 19.45 14.30

Duration
Age 18
The Arches, Villiers St, London WC2N 6NL
020 7930 5868
info@charingcrosstheatre.co.uk


what's on The Fall 8 | www.imjussayin.com

The Fall Royal Court Theatre
Tickets from £12.00

about


“That day we taught ourselves as the movement what we as the movement meant when we spoke about white supremacy, institutional racism and black pain at UCT.”
As colonialist and patriarchal icons are dismantled across the world, THE FALL goes to the heart of how race, class, gender, power and history’s voices intersect.

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As the statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes came down at the University of Cape Town, seven students wrote THE FALL. It took South Africa and Edinburgh by storm and comes to the Royal Court for an exclusive limited London run.

As colonialist and patriarchal icons are dismantled across the world, THE FALL goes to the heart of how race, class, gender, power and history’s voices intersect.

The production was a response by seven drama students and activists of the movements at the time. It does not offer solutions – it merely documents their experiences.

dates&info


26 Sept – 14 Oct 2017
Admission | Show Times 19.30 14.30
Duration
Age 14+
Sloane Square
London SW1W 8AS
020 7565 5000


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Hijabi Monologues Bush Theatre
Tickets from £10

about


Hijabi Monologues London is part of an international project focusing on the real-life experiences of both local and international Muslim women. Hijabi Monologues features interweaving stories from our doorstep as well as experiences of Muslim women in other parts of the world.

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Post-Show Q&A: Fri 29 Sep
Stay after the performance for a free Q&A with director Milli Bhatia, writer Sahar Ullah, and Nabihah Islam.

dates&info


28-30 Sept
Admission | Show Times 19.30
Duration
Age
7 Uxbridge Rd
Shepherd’s Bush,
London W12 8LJ
020 8743 5050


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Eyes Closed Ears Covered Bunker Theatre
Tickets from £10

about


One boy murdered.
One boy interrogated.
Shattering consequences.

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Woking 1986. Seb and Aaron have been planning this day for weeks. They’ve written their sick notes. They’ve saved, scraped and stolen the money where they can. They’re actually doing it!

Eyes Closed, Ears Covered follows two teenage boys caught up in an innocent quest to Brighton. As we follow their adventure, through a series of entwining police interviews, we begin to find out that, behind this innocent adventure, lies the dark truth of their hidden past.

Note there will be a post show event lasting 10-30minutes after every performance of the show.

dates&info


Until 30 Sept
Admission | Show Times 19.30 15.00
Duration 100mins including an interval
Age
53a Southwark Street
London, SE1 1RU
boxoffice@bunkertheatre.com
0207 234 0486


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Acting Up! Rich Mix
14 Sept Tickets £8.50/10.00

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The improvised comedy show where YOU the audience are the judge. Ashley J & Tee-J’s teams create comedy madness, from YOUR suggestions! With DJ BradZ.

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ACTing Up! is the hit improvised comedy game show created and hosted by double-act partners Ashley J & Tee-J. This double act will go head to head with two teams of four performers at creating scenarios, parodies of well-known films and songs based upon the audiences suggestions! All umpired by the super talented DJ B- Radz.

Anything can happen on the night!

8 improvising comedy performers. 2 competitive teams, 1 slick DJ & an entire audience full of BANTER!

venue

Admission 19.30
Duration
Age 11+

35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road
London
E1 6LA
020 7613 7498
boxoffice@richmix.org.uk

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You Know I’m No Good: Young Women’s Empowerment Festival
@ Jewish Museum London 1 Day Event
Free And Ticketed £15/6.50 

about

Hear from influential and inspirational speakers including Laura Bates, Gemma Cairney and Susie Orbach in this day of talks, workshops and more.
Free registration essential.

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Hear from influential speakers and inspirational presenters including Laura Bates (founder of The Everyday Sexism Project), Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney and psychotherapist Susie Orbach. Don’t miss activities including life drawing, feminist embroidery, and live musical performances.

Keynote Speakers and Timings:
Laura Bates, 11am-12pm

Gemma Cairney, 12.45-1.45pm
Radio 1’s resident agony aunt on The Surgery and author

Susie Orbach, 2.30-3.30
Psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic,

dates&info


17 Sept
Admission 10.00 0 16.00
Duration
Age
Raymond Burton House,

129-131 Albert Street
London
NW1 7NB
020 7284 7384

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Black is the Color of My Voice King’s Head
Until 17 Sept Tickets from £15

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Direct from sell-out performances in Shanghai, New York and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Apphia Campbell embarks on her debut UK tour. Inspired by the life of Nina Simone,

Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father.

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Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

venue

Admission 19.00
Duration
Age 12+

115 Upper Street
Islington
N1 1QN
0207 226 8561

what’s on * Feminist Film Festival and So U Think I’m CraZy? | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

So U Think I’m CraZy? Ovalhouse
18 -21 Sept Tickets £12.50

about


So U Think I’m CraZy? is a hard-hitting, emotive play exploring the issues surrounding mental health in Britain today told through the eyes of a young black man.

detail


Using dance, poetry, and music this multi-sensory experience will take you from the streets of London to the secure wing of a psychiatric hospital.

venue

Show Times Sat 19.30
Duration
Age

what's on OUTLAWS TO INLAWS 3 | www.imjussayin.com

Outlaws to In-laws King’s Head
Until 23 Sept Tickets from £15

about

7 new short plays spanning the decades from the 1950s to the present day exploring gay lives against a rapidly changing social history of intolerance, violence, and hate through to the legalisation of homosexuality and gay marriage.

7 leading gay writers join forces to tell stories of our lives over 7 decades.

detail


Reward by Jonathan Kemp’s is set in the 70s. It’s the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. Donald, a sweet 16 American meets Spike, a skinhead, at a bus stop in a dodgy part of town. The attraction is instant. Except Spike belongs to the National Front and Donald is black. Will their love take them to a place of reward or punishment?

1984 by Patrick Wilde is set in the 80s. The Conservative Party Conference is about to start when Tommy and Allan find themselves under Brighton Pier, but the time for hiding in the shadows should be over. Allan, Margaret Thatcher’s aide, is preparing to help legislate against gay people. Suddenly the political and the personal become a matter of life and death.

Brothas by Topher Campbell is set in the noughties. It centres on Dwayne, a muscular, attractive Jamaican immigrant, and his overweight, plain university friend, Remi. They are chilling and chatting… and chatting to guys online but after Dwayne finds a hot date for the night – with benefits he discovers Remi is using a fake profile…

venue

Admission 19.00
Duration
Age

115 Upper Street
Islington
N1 1QN
0207 226 8561

whats on Man2Man | www.imjussayin.com
Man to Man Wiltons
Until 23 Sept Tickets from £15

about


The story of Ella; a woman forced to adopt the identity of her dead husband in order to survive in Nazi Germany.

detail


Compromising her own identity for survival, Ella is plunged into a new masculine world of beer, schnapps and poker; a claustrophobic existence dominated by the fear of discovery and the changing face of authority in a volatile twentieth century Germany.

Shunted from one memory to another, the audience experiences the full force of this all-consuming one-woman play, confronting the horror of the Second World War from a unique and deeply personal perspective.

venue

Admission 19.45 14.30
Duration 90 mins inc interval
Age 15+

14th September Q&A
There will be a post-show Q&A with the creative team
18th September
Alexandra Wood and Bruce Guthrie discuss their reworking of the play after the performance.

Wilton’s Music Hall
Graces Alley
Whitechapel E1 8JB
020 7702 2789

what's on Talk RADIO 10 | www.imjussayin.com

Talk Radio Old Red Lion Theatre
Tickets from £18/16

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A story of not-so-hidden prejudices in 80s America and the media’s power to manipulate, Talk Radio is darkly prescient.

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It follows the last of the great ‘shock jocks’, Barry Champlain, on the eve of his outrageous show’s national syndication.

Barry’s show provides a late-night forum for right wing ideology, and he encourages his callers’ extremist behaviour. But Champlain, who sees himself as a God amongst men, is forced to view his own fallibility and mortality in the light of skewed perspectives aired by the down-and-out listeners he has come to despise.

In today’s climate of ‘post-truth’ politics, national agitators like Trump, Farage and Putin, and concerns about freedom of the press, Bogosian’s landmark hit has never felt more relevant.

dates&info


Until 23 Sept
Latecomers will not be admitted.
Admission | Show Times Tuesday – Saturday 19.30 15.00 13.30
Duration 2 hrs (including interval)
Age 14+
418 St John Street
London
EC1V 4N
020 7837 7816

what's on Bold Indian Exhibition

BOLD – Graphic Design From India Rich Mix
Until  30 Sept Free

about


A visual feast of posters, zines, film, typography and digital works that reveal the vibrancy and diversity of work underway in India’s visual communications scene.

detail


An exhibition of work by some of India’s leading contemporary graphic designers. The exhibition coincides with the 70th anniversary of India’s independence and 2017’s UK-India Year of Culture, promoted by the British Council.
Bold is the first exhibition to showcase the work of the current wave of Indian graphic designers for whom the ideas of collaboration and sharing are central to their work.

Meanwhile, independent designers such as Roshnee Desai and Shweta Malhotra are developing a distinct graphic language that integrates local references, including historical traditions, cultural habits, national symbols, women’s issues and Bollywood.

Some embraced ancient techniques, while others work primarily with new mediums and technology. However, they appear, by and large, to be free from religious boundaries and colonial baggage – driven, instead, by a new cosmopolitanism and pop culture, all the while conscious of their historical influences.

venue

Admission 18.00
Duration
Age

35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road
London
E1 6LA
020 7613 7498
boxoffice@richmix.org.uk

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Half Breed at Soho Theatre
Until 30 Sep Tickets £10

about


‘I am that mixed raced kid, like 50/50, on the fence, luke warm, in-between maybe. Trust me, around here I’m about as black as it goes…’

detail


Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village. She doesn’t want to have a baby. She doesn’t want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She’s got to get out.

venue

Show Times 19.15 14.30
Duration 60 mins
Age 14+

21 Dean Street
London, W1D 3NE
020 7478 0100

whats on the listening room | www.imjussayin.com

The Listening Room Stratford East
14 – 30 Sept Tickets £12

about


A stirring exploration of life, death and justice, The Listening Room features the true stories of five people whose lives were transformed by three moments of violence.

detail


Years after trial and punishment, each one of them was given the chance to meet the person on the other side.
This is the extraordinary story of what happened when they said yes.

‘The air was thick with emotion and the room was filled with tears laughter, and compassion as the story addressed the raw beauty and pain of victim awareness, from both sides.’ The Prison Fellowship

venue

Admission 19.30 15.00
Duration 70 mins
Age 16+

Theatre Royal Stratford East
Gerry Raffles SQ
LONDON E15 1BN

whats on man up Rachel Long

Telling Her Story @ Royal Festival Hall
26 Sept Sessions £10

info

Workshops. Get in touch with your creativity in poet Rachel Long’s exclusive space for women of colour. Rachel has curated a new series centred on reading, writing and poetry.

detail

Tuesday 26 September
How can we communicate the incommunicable through poetry?

tickets

Age 18+
For black and minority ethnic women only.
Admission 18:30 – 20:30

Tickets £10 per session or £50 when booking for all 6 sessions
booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)

Royal Festival Hall
Level 3 Function Room
Belvedere Road SE1 8XX
Tel: +44 (0)20 7960 4200

what's on girls touring London | www.imjussayin.com

Girls The Mix
Tickets £18/15

about


Three girls. Best friends forever. All the big issues: love, sex and religion…But when they’re kidnapped from home, their world is turned upside down. Hope and despair blur, jokes and fights become one, and the only hashtag that matters now is survival.

detail


A funny and fiercely passionate new play about enduring friendship, the power of imagination and the stories behind the headlines that quickly become yesterday’s news.

dates&info

28 Sep – 07 Oct

Show Times 19.30 21.30 17.00
Duration 1.30
Age 14+

Walthamstow Town Square
239-241 High St
Walthamstow E17

Box Office: 020 7452 3000

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An Evening with an Immigrant Tricycle Theatre
28-29 Sept Tickets £15/12

about


‘A vivid, multilayered piece of storytelling. Ellams allows his righteous anger’ – Whatsonstage

detail


Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, in 1996 award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England aged 12, moved to Ireland for three years, before returning to London and starting work as a writer and graphic designer.

venue

Admission 19.30
Duration 90 mins inc interval
Age 15+

269 Kilburn High Rd
London NW6 7JR
020 7328 1000
info@tricycle.co.uk

what's on I am not your negro 1 | www.imjussayin.com

Queer British Art @ Tate Britain
Until 01 Oct | Tickets from £15

info


Art. The first exhibition dedicated to queer British art

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Deeply personal and intimate works are presented alongside pieces aimed at a wider public, which helped to forge a sense of community when modern terminology of ‘lesbian’, ‘gay’, ‘bisexual’ and ‘trans’ were unrecognised. Together, they reveal a remarkable range of identities and stories, from the playful to the political and from the erotic to the domestic.

Featuring works from 1861–1967 relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Queer British Art explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed.

tickets

Admission 10:00 – 18:00

Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG

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The Unknown Island Gate Theatre
Until 07 Oct Tickets £10 – £7.50

about


The Unknown Island is a beautiful, inventive and rebellious adventure story about dreaming of the impossible and trying to cross the vast distances between ourselves and each other.  Based on Nobel prize-winning novelist José Saramago’s short story, The Tale of the Unknown Island,

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A man asks a king for a boat, so he can go further than the furthest thing, to find the unknown island. This is a story of a journey; of the epic distances, we can feel between each other, and of a need to re-imagine the world.

The Unknown Island is adapted from Nobel Laureate José Saramago’s inventive and beautiful short story, The Tale of The Unknown Island.

venue

Show Times 19.30
Duration
Age

Gate Theatre
11 Pembridge Road
Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3HQ
020 7229 0706

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SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER @ Tate Modern
Until 22 Oct Tickets from £15/13

about


Soul of a Nation shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history

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The show opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake emerged more militant calls for Black Power: a rallying cry for African American pride, autonomy and solidarity, drawing inspiration from newly independent African nations.

venue

Admission 10.00 – 18.00
Duration
Age

Bankside, London SE1 9TG
+44 20 7887 8888

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Stan Firm Inna Inglan Tate Britain
Until 19 Nov | Free admission

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Exhibition. Explore the experience of those who traveled from the Caribbean and West Africa to live in London

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This display brings together works from the 1960s and 1970s by eight photographers who documented Black communities in London: Raphael Albert, Bandele ‘Tex’ Ajetunmobi, James Barnor, Colin Jones, Neil Kenlock, Dennis Morris, Syd Shelton and Al Vandenberg.

The photographs reveal the many and varied experiences of individuals who travelled from the Caribbean region and West Africa to live in London, from everyday family life to political engagement. They show people as they respond to, react against and move beyond the racial tension and exclusion that were part of life for Black communities in the British capital. The title of the display, ‘Stan Firm inna Inglan’, is taken from the poem It Dread Inna Inglan by Linton Kwesi Johnson, who in the 1970s gave a voice and poetic form to the Afro-Caribbean diaspora and its resistance in the face of racism. The poem expresses in Jamaican patois (creole) the resolve of African, Asian and Caribbean immigrants to ‘stand firm in England’, asserting the determination of Black British communities to remain in Britain and declare it as their rightful home.

tickets

Open 10:00 – 18:00 daily

Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG
020 7887 8888

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Outlaws to In-laws King’s Head
Until 23 Sept Tickets from £15

about

7 new short plays spanning the decades from the 1950s to the present day exploring gay lives against a rapidly changing social history of intolerance, violence, and hate through to the legalisation of homosexuality and gay marriage.

7 leading gay writers join forces to tell stories of our lives over 7 decades.

detail


Reward by Jonathan Kemp’s is set in the 70s. It’s the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. Donald, a sweet 16 American meets Spike, a skinhead, at a bus stop in a dodgy part of town. The attraction is instant. Except Spike belongs to the National Front and Donald is black. Will their love take them to a place of reward or punishment?

1984 by Patrick Wilde is set in the 80s. The Conservative Party Conference is about to start when Tommy and Allan find themselves under Brighton Pier, but the time for hiding in the shadows should be over. Allan, Margaret Thatcher’s aide, is preparing to help legislate against gay people. Suddenly the political and the personal become a matter of life and death.

Brothas by Topher Campbell is set in the noughties. It centres on Dwayne, a muscular, attractive Jamaican immigrant, and his overweight, plain university friend, Remi. They are chilling and chatting… and chatting to guys online but after Dwayne finds a hot date for the night – with benefits he discovers Remi is using a fake profile…

venue

Admission 19.00
Duration
Age

115 Upper Street
Islington
N1 1QN
0207 226 8561

whats on Man2Man | www.imjussayin.com
Man to Man Wiltons
Until 23 Sept Tickets from £15

about


The story of Ella; a woman forced to adopt the identity of her dead husband in order to survive in Nazi Germany.

detail


Compromising her own identity for survival, Ella is plunged into a new masculine world of beer, schnapps and poker; a claustrophobic existence dominated by the fear of discovery and the changing face of authority in a volatile twentieth century Germany.

Shunted from one memory to another, the audience experiences the full force of this all-consuming one-woman play, confronting the horror of the Second World War from a unique and deeply personal perspective.

venue

Admission 19.45 14.30
Duration 90 mins inc interval
Age 15+

14th September Q&A
There will be a post-show Q&A with the creative team
18th September
Alexandra Wood and Bruce Guthrie discuss their reworking of the play after the performance.

Wilton’s Music Hall
Graces Alley
Whitechapel E1 8JB
020 7702 2789

what's on Bold Indian Exhibition

BOLD – Graphic Design From India Rich Mix
Until  30 Sept Free

about


A visual feast of posters, zines, film, typography and digital works that reveal the vibrancy and diversity of work underway in India’s visual communications scene.

detail


An exhibition of work by some of India’s leading contemporary graphic designers. The exhibition coincides with the 70th anniversary of India’s independence and 2017’s UK-India Year of Culture, promoted by the British Council.
Bold is the first exhibition to showcase the work of the current wave of Indian graphic designers for whom the ideas of collaboration and sharing are central to their work.

Meanwhile, independent designers such as Roshnee Desai and Shweta Malhotra are developing a distinct graphic language that integrates local references, including historical traditions, cultural habits, national symbols, women’s issues and Bollywood.

Some embraced ancient techniques, while others work primarily with new mediums and technology. However, they appear, by and large, to be free from religious boundaries and colonial baggage – driven, instead, by a new cosmopolitanism and pop culture, all the while conscious of their historical influences.

venue

Admission 18.00
Duration
Age

35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road
London
E1 6LA
020 7613 7498
boxoffice@richmix.org.uk

what's on Half Breed at Soho Theatre | www.imjussayin.com

Half Breed at Soho Theatre
Until 30 Sep Tickets £10

about


‘I am that mixed raced kid, like 50/50, on the fence, luke warm, in-between maybe. Trust me, around here I’m about as black as it goes…’

detail


Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village. She doesn’t want to have a baby. She doesn’t want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She’s got to get out.

venue

Show Times 19.15 14.30
Duration 60 mins
Age 14+

21 Dean Street
London, W1D 3NE
020 7478 0100

whats on the listening room | www.imjussayin.com

The Listening Room Stratford East
14 – 30 Sept Tickets £12

about


A stirring exploration of life, death and justice, The Listening Room features the true stories of five people whose lives were transformed by three moments of violence.

detail


Years after trial and punishment, each one of them was given the chance to meet the person on the other side.
This is the extraordinary story of what happened when they said yes.

‘The air was thick with emotion and the room was filled with tears laughter, and compassion as the story addressed the raw beauty and pain of victim awareness, from both sides.’ The Prison Fellowship

venue

Admission 19.30 15.00
Duration 70 mins
Age 16+

Theatre Royal Stratford East
Gerry Raffles SQ
LONDON E15 1BN

 

whats on man up Rachel Long

Telling Her Story @ Royal Festival Hall
26 Sept Sessions £10

info

Workshops. Get in touch with your creativity in poet Rachel Long’s exclusive space for women of colour. Rachel has curated a new series centred on reading, writing and poetry.

detail

Tuesday 26 September
How can we communicate the incommunicable through poetry?

tickets

Age 18+
For black and minority ethnic women only.
Admission 18:30 – 20:30

Tickets £10 per session or £50 when booking for all 6 sessions
booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)

Royal Festival Hall
Level 3 Function Room
Belvedere Road SE1 8XX
Tel: +44 (0)20 7960 4200

what's on girls touring London | www.imjussayin.com

Girls The Mix
28 Sep – 07 Oct Tickets £18/15

about


Three girls. Best friends forever. All the big issues: love, sex and religion…But when they’re kidnapped from home, their world is turned upside down. Hope and despair blur, jokes and fights become one, and the only hashtag that matters now is survival.

detail


A funny and fiercely passionate new play about enduring friendship, the power of imagination and the stories behind the headlines that quickly become yesterday’s news.

venue

Show Times 19.30 21.30 17.00
Duration 1.30
Age 14+

Walthamstow Town Square
239-241 High St
Walthamstow E17

Box Office: 020 7452 3000

whatson immigrant | www.imjussayin.com

An Evening with an Immigrant Tricycle Theatre
28-29 Sept Tickets £15/12

about


‘A vivid, multilayered piece of storytelling. Ellams allows his righteous anger’ – Whatsonstage

detail


Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, in 1996 award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England aged 12, moved to Ireland for three years, before returning to London and starting work as a writer and graphic designer.

venue

Admission 19.30
Duration 90 mins inc interval
Age 15+

269 Kilburn High Rd
London NW6 7JR
020 7328 1000
info@tricycle.co.uk

what's on I am not your negro 1 | www.imjussayin.com

Queer British Art @ Tate Britain
Until 01 Oct | Tickets from £15

info


Art. The first exhibition dedicated to queer British art

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Deeply personal and intimate works are presented alongside pieces aimed at a wider public, which helped to forge a sense of community when modern terminology of ‘lesbian’, ‘gay’, ‘bisexual’ and ‘trans’ were unrecognised. Together, they reveal a remarkable range of identities and stories, from the playful to the political and from the erotic to the domestic.

Featuring works from 1861–1967 relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Queer British Art explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed.

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Admission 10:00 – 18:00

Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG

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The Unknown Island Gate Theatre
Until 07 Oct Tickets £10 – £7.50

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The Unknown Island is a beautiful, inventive and rebellious adventure story about dreaming of the impossible and trying to cross the vast distances between ourselves and each other.  Based on Nobel prize-winning novelist José Saramago’s short story, The Tale of the Unknown Island,

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A man asks a king for a boat, so he can go further than the furthest thing, to find the unknown island. This is a story of a journey; of the epic distances, we can feel between each other, and of a need to re-imagine the world.

The Unknown Island is adapted from Nobel Laureate José Saramago’s inventive and beautiful short story, The Tale of The Unknown Island.

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Show Times 19.30
Duration
Age

Gate Theatre
11 Pembridge Road
Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3HQ
020 7229 0706

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SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER @ Tate Modern
Until 22 Oct Tickets from £15/13

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Soul of a Nation shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history

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The show opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake emerged more militant calls for Black Power: a rallying cry for African American pride, autonomy and solidarity, drawing inspiration from newly independent African nations.

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Admission 10.00 – 18.00
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Bankside, London SE1 9TG
+44 20 7887 8888

The Knowledge Charing Cross Theatre
Tickets from £18.90

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Set against the backdrop of the harsh economic times of 1979, the play follows the hilarious struggles of four Londoners as they attempt to better themselves by attempting the fearsome “Knowledge” – the exam needed to become a London black cab taxi driver. Standing between them and the coveted green badge is the eccentric Mr Burgess, an examiner known as “The Vampire” with an obsessive mission to maintain standards.

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The Knowledge cast includes of Steven Pacey as Mr Burgess, Celine Abrahams as Brenda, James Alexandrou Gordon, Jenna Augen as Val, Louise Callaghan as Miss Staveley, Ben Caplan as Ted, Michael Chance as Arab Tourist, Alice Felgate as Janet and Fabien Frankel as Chris.

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Until 11 Nov
Admission | Show Times 19.45 14.30
Duration
Age 18
The Arches, Villiers St, London WC2N 6NL
020 7930 5868
info@charingcrosstheatre.co.uk

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Stan Firm Inna Inglan Tate Britain
Until 19 Nov | Free admission

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Exhibition. Explore the experience of those who traveled from the Caribbean and West Africa to live in London

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This display brings together works from the 1960s and 1970s by eight photographers who documented Black communities in London: Raphael Albert, Bandele ‘Tex’ Ajetunmobi, James Barnor, Colin Jones, Neil Kenlock, Dennis Morris, Syd Shelton and Al Vandenberg.

The photographs reveal the many and varied experiences of individuals who travelled from the Caribbean region and West Africa to live in London, from everyday family life to political engagement. They show people as they respond to, react against and move beyond the racial tension and exclusion that were part of life for Black communities in the British capital. The title of the display, ‘Stan Firm inna Inglan’, is taken from the poem It Dread Inna Inglan by Linton Kwesi Johnson, who in the 1970s gave a voice and poetic form to the Afro-Caribbean diaspora and its resistance in the face of racism. The poem expresses in Jamaican patois (creole) the resolve of African, Asian and Caribbean immigrants to ‘stand firm in England’, asserting the determination of Black British communities to remain in Britain and declare it as their rightful home.

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Open 10:00 – 18:00 daily

Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG
020 7887 8888

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