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The Rivonia Trial Tribunal Play

I am in the early developmental stages of a first draft of a tribunal play based on the Rivonia Trial court transcripts.  Referred to as "the trial that changed South Africa,”in Oct 1963, opponents of Apartheid including Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki & Walter Sisulu went on trial for sabotage. A 'tribunal play' is a verbatim [...]

A new £720k grant launched in Kenya & Liverpool as part of Newton Fund’s UK-Kenya Joint Partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases

A new £720k grant launched in Kenya & Liverpool as part of Newton Fund’s UK-Kenya Joint Partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases  Launched at KEMRI in Nairobi last week and in Liverpool on 23 January 2019, TUPUMUE, or let’s breathe in Swahili, is a partnership between LSTM and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI(link is external)).  and is jointly funded [...]

Theatre for Development practitioner to contribute to the UK-Kenya Joint Partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases

As part of the delivery, I have been asked to facilitate for this project to deliver a co-created field-based epidemiological study in two contrasting sites in Kenya - Mukuru and Buruburu - that will characterise the clinical characteristics and lung function of children aged 5-18 years.  This will be accomplished through the use of participatory [...]

Interdisciplinary research network to tackle air pollution in Murukku, Nairobi, Kenya.

Comic produced for project by Louis Netter (University of Portsmouth). The Stockholm Environment Institute is leading a new partnership bringing together African and European researchers, practitioners and community members interested in air pollution in low-resource settings in sub-Saharan Africa. The AIR (Action for Interdisciplinary Air Pollution Research) Network has been awarded £169,000 by the Medical [...]

HEADROOM CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME [DURBAN]

HEADROOM CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME [DURBAN] Matthew Hahn has developed a programme of cultural exchange between young people in the United Kingdom and young people in South Africa. He is a Senior Lecturer at St. Mary’s University College who teaches undergraduate Drama and Applied Theatre students. These students spend ten days in Durban, the [...]

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Forum, Invisible & Interactive Theatre Programme

Forum, Invisible & Interactive Theatre Programme Forum Theatre is an interactive theatre form invented in the early 1970s by Augusto Boal in Brazil. Forum Theatre shows the main character (the protagonist) trying to deal with an obstacle, difficulty or oppression and failing because of the resistance of one or more of the other [...]

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The Ethical Leadership Workshop based on The Robben Island Shakespeare play

The Ethical Leadership Workshop based on The Robben Island Shakespeare play The Ethical Leadership Workshop based on The Robben Island Shakespeare play had it pilot at the South West Gauteng College in Soweto, South Africa in August 2014. It ran over two weeks and delivered a presentation / performance of Shakespeare, monologues from [...]

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The Robben Island Bible

The Robben Island Bible The book’s ‘fame’ resides in the fact that the book’s owner, Sonny Venkatratham, passed the book to a number of his fellow political prisoners in the single cells asking them to mark his favourite passage with a signature and date. Signatures included Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Ahmed [...]

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Remembering the lives and times of South Africa’s political inmates – 1963-1989 Voices Project

Remembering the lives and times of South Africa's political inmates – 1963-1989 Voices Project The monographs of former prisoners will be compiled and edited by Dr. Saths Cooper and Malcolm Ray. The responsibilities of the editors include conceptualizing the monographs, liaising with writers, photographers, copy editors, proof-readers, designer and publisher. They will evaluate [...]

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