Meet the Tribe.
October 2020

in the spotlight… Nick Makoha

Throughout the year, we shine a spotlight on one of our own. We showcase a member or group in the hub to help others to discover and

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The Mixtape is a cocktail. Poems about music, poems about love, poems of protest and of exile, monologues, and duet poems… all tied together through an unforgettable soundtrack of songs, from Afrobeats to hip-hop, from reggae to soul. With enduring friendship at its centre, hear poems which leap back and forth in time, giving voice to the universal struggle to carve out personal and political identities.

Obsidian Foundation

Obsidian is a one-week retreat for black poets of African descent are selected by application who want to advance their writing practice, led by five black acclaimed tutors.

We will create a community of black creative diversity where poets are fully self-expressed free from racism. Main Activities: opening circle, five daily faculty-led workshops, faculty readings, and closing ceremony.

The Dark

The Dark is directed by JMK award-winning director Roy Alexander Weise (Mountain Top, Young Vic and Nine Night, National Theatre). Co-commissioned by Ovalhouse and Fuel, supported by Arts Council England and Coombe Farm Studios. Development supported by PULSE Festival and as part of Ovalhouse’s FiRST BiTES series.