Migrant Events - October - London - Performances

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Angel, inspired by the story of a female sniper - the Angel of Kobani – who held ISIS in check for over a year in the besieged town of Kobani. It is alleged that she killed 100 extremists, who believe that if they are killed by a woman they cannot enter Paradise, Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, E8, until 7 October.
Info: 7503 1646/ www.arcolatheatre.com

+  Avenging Angel

Henry Nayor: Angel


The Fall, as the statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes came down at the University of Cape Town, seven students wrote this play, which "goes to the heart of how race, class, gender, power and history's voices intersect", Royal Court, Sloane Square, SW1,  until 14 October.
Info:  7565 5000


CASA Latin American Theatre Festival, opens (26-30 Sept, with Otelo, reimagining Shakespeare’s tragedy focused on Desdemona’s murder to explore Latin America’s record of femicide, Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1, until 28 October.
Info: Playhouse 


What Shadows, drama about Tory politician Enoch Powell's infamous 1968 Rivers of Blood speech, Park Theatre, N4, until 28 October.
Info: 7870 6876


from Thursday 28 September

Hijabi Monologues, stories of Muslim women from all over the world – unfiltered and uncensored, Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, W12, until 30 September.
Info:  8743 5050/  www.bushtheatre.co.uk

Busting myths around Muslim women

B, "We used to kill kings. We used to kill millionaires. And now all we do is make threats on the Internet. That’s why I’m offering you the chance to start a war", by Chilean playwiright Guillermo Calderón, Royal Court, Sloane Square, SW1, until 21 October.
Info: 7565 5000/

An Evening With An Immigrant, Inua Ellams had a Muslim father and a Christian mother in Boko Haram territory, moved to UK aged 12, then Ireland before returning to London as a writer and graphic designer, Tricycle, NW6, until 29 September.
Info: 7328 1000

Girls, Theresa Okoko's story of three friends kidnapped in Nigeria, £18/£15, The Mix, Walthamstow Town Square Gardens, E17, until 7 October.
Info: High Tide Festival

Borderline, Jungle comedy created by 13 refugees and European performers + Q&A, £13/£10, The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, NW8

My Name is Rachel Corrie, in March 2003 Rachel Corrie stands between a Palestinian house and an armoured bulldozer, £15/£20, Young Vic, The Cut, until 21 October.
Info: 7922 2922/ boxoffice@youngvic.org


Child of the Divide, amid the violent political upheaval of Partition young Pali’s fingers slip from his father’s hand and he is taken in by a Muslim family, given a new name, a new faith and a new life - but then his father returns to claim him, Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, SW19, until 15 October.
Info:  8543 4888/ www.polkatheatre.com


Latinx Feminist Festival, free series of feminist talks, workshops and events in Spanish, Portuguese and English, Feminist Library, 5a Westminster Bridge Road, SE1, until 4 November. 7 Oct, Brazilian film + discussion, 6pm; 21 Oct, Feminist Crafternoon, 2-5pm; 28 Oct, Peruvian film, 2-5pm


Sunday 1 October

Bengali Cultural Conference, music, dance, drama, poetry, 11am-9.15pm, freem, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1.
Info: 7613 7498/ boxoffice@richmix.org.uk


from Monday 2 October

Oslo, the true story of two maverick Norwegian diplomats whose quiet heroics led to the Oslo Peace Accords, Harold Pinter theatre, until 30 December.

+ The Oslo agreement: when the personal became political

+Norway calling  www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre 

Twist, In a radical adaptation of Dickens’ novel, Chino Odimba transform Oliver’s struggle for sanctuary into a modern boy’s search for home among the nameless millions they call ‘migrant’, Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, W1, until 4 October.
Info: 7478 0100/ http://www.sohotheatre.com /


Thursday 5-Friday 6 October

Akshayambara, experimental play incorporating traditional Yakshagana dance-drama to create a contemporary story that raises questions about female representation and male ownership, £5, Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: customer@southbankcentre.co.uk / 3879 9555


Saturday 7 October

Little Soldier Zhang Ga, tale of one boy’s solidarity and spirit in the face of conflict from the puppetry director of War Horse China, Liu Xiaoyi, for 6+, 12pm, 3:30pm, free, The Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre.
Info: Part of  China Changing Festivalwww.southbankcentre.co.uk

SINK, play based on the story of Chinese writer Lao She, who was given the title of People’s Artist early in his career but was deemed a public enemy during the Cultural Revolution, 4pm, £10, Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre.
Info:  Part of China Changing Festival

Gongs, Songs, & Hong Kong Thongs, 45-minute musical comedy that tackles Asian stereotyping, part-culture guide, part biography, part parody, 8.30pm, £10, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info:  www.southbankcentre.co.uk/ . Part of  China Changing Festival


Saturday 7 October

Border Control, fuses multimedia and text to tackle issues of immigration and love in the UK, as well as the obstacles faced by people from different countries who are in love but are displaced, followed by discussion on the role of the arts in bringing about political change in the UK with Tulip Siddiq MP, Paul Gambaccini, Fizza Qureshi, Jonathan Simpson and Baroness Sally Hamwee, 8pm, £5, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, NW1.
Info: 0300 6789 222


Sunday 8 October

Eastern Star, fully rehearsed staged reading of play based on the true story of then BBC journalist Christopher Gunness and Mynamarese human rights lawyer U Nay Min during the 1988 student revolution and their difficult and dramatic reunion 25 years later + wine reception, 7.30pm, £20, Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street NW8.
Info: thecockpit.org.uk / 7258 2925


from Thursday 12 October

Vibrant 2017 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, nine plays including 12 OctCheckpoint Chana, which examines the point where pro-Palestinian criticism of the government of Israel and anti-Semitism blur, 15–19 OctBeeston, explores the demonisation of the white working-class and offers a fresh perspective on nationalism and identity in modern Britain; 16 OctImaginationship, set in a marginalised Brexit town, the play explores obsession, sex addiction, and the devastating effect of imbalanced relationships, not least between immigrants and locals, London and the regions; 22–26 OctThe Good Minister From Harare,  inspired by the massacre of at least 20,000 Ndebele in Zimbabwe 30 years ago; 23 Oct, Outcaste is about a vulnerable Hindu girl who struggles to adapt to her adopted Muslim faith but who becomes a fearsome adversary; 26 OctWe Struggle, Jihad's girlfriend has left him - an urgent exploration of how life in our broken city is pushing people to extremes, The Finborough Arms pub, 118 Finborough Road, SW10, until 26 October.
Info: www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk


Saturday 14 October

Home is the Mouth of a Shark: Poetry of Refuge and Migration, 4.30pm, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: 3879 9555/ customer@southbankcentre.co.uk


Saturday 14 October

Application Status: pending, 13 asylum applicants are forcefully asked question after question from the UK asylum application form, but each has their own answers, 8pm, £5, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, NW1.
Info: 0300 6789 222


Sunday 15 October

Ten: Poets of the New Generation, Raymond Antrobus, Yomi Sode, Degna Stone, Momtaza Mehri, Leo Boix, Ian Humphreys, Will Harris, Omikemi Bryan, Jennifer Lee Tsai and Victoria-Anne Bulley, 5pm, Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: 3879 9555/ customer@southbankcentre.co.uk


Monday 16 October

The Illegals, rehearsed reading of the personal accounts of four undocumented migrants living and working in London, 8-9.30pm, Great Hall, King's College, The Strand WC2.
Info: ahri@kcl.ac.uk / theillegals.eventbrite.co.uk


Sunday 22 October

Nelson Mandela: The Presidential Years, cast including Lemn Sissay, Adjoa Andoh and Gugu Mbatha-Raw bring to life reflections of Mandela and a reading from the second volume of memoirs that Mandela began writing in the last days of his presidency but was unable to finish + panel discussion with Mandla Langa, 7.30pm, £20-45, Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1. Info: 3879 9555/ customer@southbankcentre.co.uk /



Tuesday 24 October

Sea Migrations: British-Somali Women Poets, on womanhood, nature, migration and seeking refuge, 7.30pm, Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: 3879 9555/ customer@southbankcentre.co.uk /


Thursday 26 October

Something Dark, dramatic reading of Lemn Sissay's play about his upbringing in children's homes and foster care, and the search for his family and true identity, 7.30pm, £12.50, Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11.
Info: 7223 2223/ www.bac.org.uk /


from Monday 30 October

Talkback, seven performed readings of new plays by South Asian women, £10/£8, Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower Street, WC2, until 11 November.
Info: boxoffice@tristanbatestheatre.co.uk / 3841 6611

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