29th October 2018
By Damilola Gbinigie Underground Stories A baby has 9 months gestation before it’s ready to face the world and in the case of ARAWELO this baby has certainly been longer in the making. This can only mean that ARAWELO is long over-due, matured, resilient and more than ready to take on the world on arrival. Way back in September 2017 when Demi Wilson-Smith, Shukri Ibrahim and Poppy Clifford put their heads together in creating a play based on the ancient st
We’re creating performing arts inspired by a combination of traditional and modern cultures. We see ourselves as contributing to the arts, and we are doing this through promoting stories from BAME communities. Providing a platform for women to take part in producing works related to diverse cultures. We know that there is a lack of representation of women and BAME in the performing arts. Therefore, the ‘Arawelo’ project is working towards reducing the lack of representation.
by Peeplimon “She had begun to create a role reversal like no other. Of course, this made many men luth and fear her.” Sheeko Sheeko! Who comes to mind when you think of great women of history? Rosa Parks, Florence Nightingale, Joan of Arc or maybe Boudica? What if we go a little more back in history- who comes to mind? Cleopatra; Hatshepsut King of Egypt, or maybe the Queen of Sheba? There is another famous queen of a darker nature- the Horn of Africa’s infamous ruler, the
A hyena and an ostrich walk into a bar… Join our Somali literature and oral traditions appreciation group. We read books that are written both in English and Somali that discuss and cover a wide range of genres. We will be reading a short story each session with the opportunity to have an open discussion and do some drama work! We will keep you all posted. #SomaliFolktaleCircle #SomaliLiterature #StoryTime #drama #SomaliLanguage #Somali