I am your neighbour – Ovalhouse festival comes to Brixton

Written by on July 10, 2015 in Culture, theatre & performance - Comments Off on I am your neighbour – Ovalhouse festival comes to Brixton

Between the 13-18 July the Ovalhouse Theatre will decamp up the hill to Brixton, bringing us ‘I am Your Neighbour’ – a festival celebrating neighbourly friendliness as well as their upcoming company move to the heart of Brixton.

13-18 Drama Group participant  Maya Willis - one of the I Am A Promise company. Photo by Anthony Woodgate

13-18 Drama Group participant Maya Willis – one of the I Am A Promise company. Photo by Anthony Woodgate

The festival is produced by Truth about Youth and combines performance, spoken word, theatre, music and workshops in venues across Brixton including The Black Cultural Archives and Pop Brixton.

Highlights of the festival include ‘I am a Promise’, a theatrical performance devised by 13-18 year olds and performed in the courtyard of the BCA in response to their powerful ‘Staying Power’ exhibition, and ‘Come Dine with Us’, a lunch with delicious food, readings and surprising conversations guaranteed.

Speaking about ‘I am Your Neighbour’, Deborah Bestwick, the Ovalhouse Director said: “This festival is a taste of what we will bring to Brixton in our new theatre in 2017 – now is the time to get involved, see the work, enjoy what the young people of South London have to say – and support Ovalhouse. We look forward to meeting you”.

Find times, dates and more information at www.ovalhouse.com

About the Author

A lover of high art, low art and everything in between, Ruth loves an excuse to meet artists and unravel the stories of Brixton today. Ruth specialises in interviewing artists, makers, comedians and performers for the Blog and the Bugle, as well as profiling our architecture, pubs and places of historical significance.

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