Barking Nuns + Futurist Women of Barking and Dagenham
7.30pm Friday 29 June, the Broadway
The students of Sydney Russell School work with theatre company Complicité to explore the role of women in religion throughout the history of Barking in a performance of theatricalised research.
The performance will be preceded by a short film, made by year 9 students at Sydney Russell with artist Eelyn Lee, inspired by local and family stories of female activists.
A Change is Gonna Come
5pm Saturday 30 June, the Broadway
Come celebrate the spirit of experimentation at the Broadway Theatre as the Barbican Young Poets, past and present, come together with dancers from Boy Blue to share their personal experiences of the nation in which they find themselves living.
In conversation: Michael 'Mikey J' Asante and George the Poet
Michael 'Mikey J' Asante (co-founder and co-artistic director of Boy Blue) and George the Poet share their thoughts on their creative process, the idea of community, and how art can transform lives.