November 14, 2015 by mojisolaadebayohotmailcom
October and November this year have been busy with talks about my work. It is always an honour to be invited to share, so thank you to… the Black Theatre Symposium at the National Theatre organised by Dr Lynette Goddard of Royal Holloway, University of London and Dr Michael Pearce of the University of Exeter where I gave a keynote lecture called REPRESENT! Thanks to Professor Anna Furse and the Performance Research Forum at Goldsmiths, University of London, Dr Roanna Mitchell at the University of Kent at Canterbury and Professor Franc Chamberlain at University of Huddersfield where I was invited and gave retrospectives on my work. I also had the wonderful chance to meet with idle women on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal. There will soon be a brilliant new arts centre on a long canal boat in Lancashire and I will be getting involved in 2016!
Next up I will join a panel discussing the cultural boycott of Israel on a TV show hosted by Sian Willaims called Sunday Morning on BBC1 live on Sunday November 15th at 10am. Watch live or catch up on iplayer. I will share about my play with Ashtar Theatre 48 Minutes for Palestine and the positive ways in which artists can have their say against the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands the the apartheid-esque oppression of the Palestinian people. 48 Minutes for Palestine is on vimeo and is published in Theatre in Pieces edited by Anna Furse (Methuen Drama, 2011).
I’ll also be giving a performing / writing workshop for students at Brunel University at the invitation of Dr Broderick Chow and speaking to students on I Stand Corrected at Queen Mary University of London at the kind invitation of my PhD supervisor, Dr Catherine Silverstone. These are closed classes but if you’d like to hear more, I’ve just be invited to speak at the GFEST queer arts festival on a panel called ‘Sexile: Exploring Queer Diaspora’ at The Glory, Kingsland Road in East London at 6pm on Sunday 29th November. Do come, all are welcome! And tune into BBC1 Sunday Morning N
ovember 15th or online via BBC iplayer and tweet away! You can join in the discussion. We would love to hear your views.
After all these talks I’ll be so happy to settle in back at my desk for the Winter. I’d much rather be writing than talking about writing! But it is an honour. My students at Goldsmiths stop me becoming a hermit! Big love to them.