Tuesday 21 May 2019 -
16:30 to 16:50

Don’t miss our Facebook Live interview with Inua Ellams, one of the most outstanding personalities of the very latest London artistic scene.

Poet, performer, playwright and visual artist, his works, commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC and performed at the National Theater (such as The Barber Shop Chronicles) address the theme of origins through a combination of humor and direct story telling.

Inua is a Member of the Royal Society of Literature and ambassador of the Ministry of Stories, an organization that fosters the potential as writers of adolescents between 8 and 18 years old. After publishing four books of poetry and receiving the Fringe First prize for his first play The 14th Tale at the Edinburgh International Theater Festival, his play The Barber Shop Chronicles ran as “sold out” at the prestigious National Theater. His most recent work, The Half God of Rainfall, combining Greek, Nigerian and basketball mythology in verse, opened in March 2019 at the Birmingham Repertory Theater to great critical acclaim. In addition to his intense graphic and literary production, he created the Midnight Run, a walking, arts-filled, night-time cultural journey through urban spaces taking place from sunset to sunrise, as well as devising R.A.P. parties that combine poetry slam with urban music.

If you have any questions for Inua you can send them in advance to The interview will be conducted by Amanda Hawthorne.

We’ll have the opportunity to see Inua Ellams in flesh and blood in Spain soon, as one of the star guests of the next edition of the Hay Festival Segovia 2019. You can buy your tickets here 

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