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12TH APRIL 2019

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Race Today is a new piece of involving provocative theatre in development, where some decisions rest with the audience! Writers of colour have created immersive scenes as a part of a unique workshop engaging with the topic of race and representation in today’s society. 

This was developed in the Barbican Open Lab scheme in January 2017 challenging the writers to attend the Black Cultural Archive in Lambeth to gain inspiration from the historical archive. By introducing the writers to the 1970’s publication Race Today, their scenes gain a prism through which to tell stories of the modern British PoC experience.

The showcase presented two of the pieces ‘The Dinner Party’ by Olu Alakija and ‘Cage’ by Sharmila Chauhan.

Coming in April 2019 is the completed Race Today theatre show being developed and presented in the Bernie Grant Centre, Tottenham.

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As a part of this main project we will be offering a series of free workshops at the Bernie Grant Centre in February.

Power of Words Workshop - 16th february

Join writer, director and facilitator Tian Glasgow in a free workshop to explore the importance of activism through words and discourse in recent Black British history. In this 2 hour workshop we'll be looking at examples from Race Today magazine, Bernie Grant archives and also the Penguin IC3 Anthology.

  • What writing styles have been used historically to speak truth to power?

  • Which ones do you think have been most effective or lasted the test of time?

This workshop is OPEN TO ALL and will introduce you to the wealth of inspiring writing there is out there and also see how things have evolved with modern methods of communication.

Using Archive in Fiction Writing - 16th March

For all the budding PoC/BAME writers out there join writer, director and facilitator Tian Glasgow in a free workshop to explore the inspiration and pitfalls of utilising archive for fiction writing. Over the 3 hour workshop, you'll be introduced to:

  • The wider Race Today Project that New Slang Productions is creating.

  • How engaging with various forms of archive including the Race Today magazine spurred Tian to begin this journey into the history of activist writing.

  • Participants will be given short exercises to spark discussion around accuracy, representation but also the empowerment in using activist archive in fiction writing. 

Race Today Writer Short Course - 23rd march - 17th april

For emerging PoC/BAME writers that are looking to take their current writing in new directions and would like to utilise the opportunity to discuss or collaborate with other writer’s of colour, investigate into PoC archive and consider the paths to talk about race in their work.

For more information and to apply click below.

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