Now-Here at Nuffield Southampton Theatres will bring together a range of performances from the unheard voices of Southampton. The programme over three days includes a vibrant programme of dance, music and performances from local groups, workshops and discussions.
Running across all dates is Making Southampton, an installation of the voices and stories devised by the NST Laboratory Associates and Guy Smallman’s photo exhibition The Displaced.
“It is the start of an important dialogue with our city’s often invisible and ignored voices.” Sam Hodges, Director at NST
6.30pm Photo Journalist Guy Smallman will be presenting an illustrated talk on his exhibition and why Afghanistan is still one the second biggest contributor to the Refugee Crisis.
7:30pm Experiment – Our Shared Future. A scratch performance night, simmering with fresh new ideas of theatre in development. Artists present their work to test a new project, ask questions about a piece and gather feedback from the audience.
Act 1: Asylum Monologues by ice and fire. This version of Asylum Monologues contains the story of a local friendship between Southampton local Mike Brown and a Congolese man who has become a lifelong friend.
Act 2: Welcome by World Stages Now. World Stages Now is a Southampton based theatre organisation that seeks to empower and bring communities together providing a creative space for the voiceless and marginalised in our society
12pm-4pm Come and put your head in a box! HeadSpace invites family audiences to place their heads inside what at first appear to be very ordinary cardboard boxes…but they are far from ordinary!
There will also be workshops at 12.30pm and 2.30pm for families to create their own extraordinary boxes.
7.30pm Live music from Southampton’s Kabul Boys. A collection of folklore, classical, pop and fusion songs has given the band unique touch in Afghan music industry.
All events are free. Box Office 023 8067 1771 or book online nstheatres.co.uk