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Poetry + Film / Hack (Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit)

Inua Ellams – 05Fest

A still from the film Sister Act 2: Whoopi Goldberg is dressed as a nun and sits on a desk in a classroom smiling.

Watch a screening of this beloved classic film, before joining Inua Ellams as a line-up of poets share new work - their words and verses responding to the themes of this hilarious musical comedy.

The sequel to Sister Act, this cult classic 1992 film co-starring Lauryn Hill, sees Whoopi Goldberg reprising her role as Deloris van Cartier, as she finds herself coming to the aid of her nun friends who need her help to save her old school.

Joining Inua Ellams for this film hack are established poets who tour nationally and internationally, their collective experience ranging from storytelling and theatre to radio and television. Following the screening of the film, the artists are invited to share specially commissioned poetry responding to the film's themes. They include the provocative and passionate voices of Barbican Young Poets alumni.

Following the sad passing of Gboyega Odubanjo, this event will be a celebration of his life and work.

Part of Inua Ellam's 05Fest. A festival that puts poetry centre stage.


Running time: 2 hr 50 minutes (inc a 15 min interval)

Age guidance: 7+ (this performance will contain haze)

Accessible performances 
The film will be subtitled in English and the poetry will be BSL-interpreted.

Find out more about Accessible Events at the Barbican.

Presented by the Barbican

Images courtesy of Park Circus/Walt Disney Studios

Inua Ellams – 05Fest

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