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28 Oct
Our Place on the Stage
   
To celebrate Black History Month 2010, young people explore fresh visions of Dalston for a one night only performance at the Dalston Trinity Centre, in the heart of Hackney.

Our Place on the Stage launches its first cross-arts performance devised entirely by young creatives under the age of twenty-five. The night will be a heady cocktail of short plays, performance, music and poetry.

The varied line-up features two early 1920's short plays by seminal Black Women artists: Blue Blood by Georgina Douglas Johnson and Harriet Tubman by May Miller. Taking inspiration from the provocations of these two independent voices, Our Place on the Stage will also feature new work from acclaimed spoken word artists which include Isis (Contact Theatre and Apples and Snakes) and Pure Feminine Energy (performer at Kat Francois' Word 4 Word). Live Drumming from the Hackney Drummer Duo will complement the evening.

Our Place on the Stage is a cross-arts collective of emerging young professional theatre practitioners, spoken word artists, poets, musicians and filmmakers. Championing the contribution of Black Women artists to the stage, young participants have had key opportunities to work alongside talented professional spoken word artists; a key opportunity for emerging local talent.

Our Place on the Stage is funded by The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the contribution that Black African and Caribbean communities have made both on a local level and across the globe. Our Place on the Stage is one of wide range of events celebrating achievements by these communities in creative art and media by showcasing some of the community's modern day talents, as well as taking a look at contributions made in the past.

Time: 7.30pm
Address: Holy Trinity Church, Dalston Beechwood Road, E8 3DY
Info: www.ourplaceonthestage.blogspot.com



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