Empowering Community Voices – is a programme of activity which asks the question – how does a university theatre become civic centred? It has seen music, song spoken word and rap workshops take place over 8 weeks run by community partners, Galeforce Productions Universal Ltd and the Romel Foundation.
This culminates In a community performance on the 8th June, which also includes a performance by Serwah O’Neill a graduating Drama student, on the experience of being mixed-race. The weekend of the 8th and 9th also sees 12 young people, who have experience of the care system, use verbatim Drama techniques to share their lived experiences.
The 3 Minute Thesis competition is always a great event and a fantastic rehearsal for research students to begin to articulate their projects to broader audiences. In the recent heats, our Faculty winners were:
Ajay, of art and performance company Nutkhut, has teamed up with Greenwich history lecturerDr Gavin Rand,Partition survivors, community groups, schools, heritage volunteers and artists to create this installation. The Partition of India in 1947 resulted in the largest mass migration in human history. 14 million Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians, were displaced. This lit the fuse for a series of events that not only changed the Sub-Continent but also Britain forever. Partition carries a living legacy in the UK and across the world and this is one of the last opportunities to hear and learn directly from the generation who experienced this climatic upheaval.
Ms Lloyd Malcolm joined in the discussion of Shakespeare, women writers and adaptation. Before this discussion students attended the play as part of their study of Shakespeare and how modern artists use Shakespeare to tell their own stories This was lead by Dr Jennifer Young from School of Humanities and Social Sciences