An atmospheric light, glass and sound installation created by a glass artist, lighting designer and sound designer was animated by performers from the Arcola 60+ Company, performing funny and moving stories developed by Arcola 60+ and Kali writers that drew on local memories of childhood and the pioneering spirit of the diverse community who now call Dalston home.
Writer Sayan Kent
Sayan’s plays include Tales of Birbal (Mashi Theatre, 2015/2017), My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding (Kali/BCT, rural tour 2014 & 2016), Endless Light (Kali/Southwark Playhouse), Another Paradise (Kali tour, shortlisted for the John Whiting Award), The Contract (joint winner of the Capital New Writing Festival, Birmingham). Recent short plays: Jessica (Arcola), Skin (Park Theatre). Sayan is also a […]About the writer
Shared Memories was a long-term collaboration with Black Country Touring, Akademi & Theatre Writing Partnership to create a performance piece that brought together a collection of stories told, written and performed by people from diverse cultural backgrounds in London, Leicester and The Black Country, drawing on their early memories.
Initial readings were presented in February 2012 at Leicester Curve with new work by Sayan Kent and Marilyn Ricci based on the early memories of people who attended workshops at Eyres Monsell Community Centre, Somali Development Service and Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre.
Many thanks to everyone who took part in the project: Jawaahir Daahir, Cllr. Virginia Cleaver, Asha Nathwani, Eyres Monsell Community Association.
2 February 2012, 12pm
24 Ashwin St, Dalston, London E8 3DL
18 – 22 December 2012, 7pm