Yearly Archives: 2016


British Museum’s South Africa: the art of a nation Special event Memories of Mandela [Friday 13 January 2017, 18.30–20.00 BP Lecture Theatre]

Staged in the auditorium officially opened by Nelson Mandela in 2000, this discussion celebrates and explores the life, character and enduring legacy of the South African leader on his nation and the world. A panel of speakers whose lives and careers wereinfluenced by the leader includes John Battersby, co-author of Mandela: A Life in Photographs [...]

The ‘Robben Island Bible Ethical Leadership Workshop’ in Cape Town, October 2016

At Wynberg High School in Cape Town, South Africa, Matthew Hahn was invited by the Shakespeare in Schools Festival South Africa and supported by the British Council to facilitate a five day interactive theatre workshop for young people that examines current leadership on a personal, community, national and international level. A group of 11 Grade [...]

Bloomsbury Methuen to publish The Robben Island Shakespeare (formerly known as The Robben Island Bible), March 2017.

It has just been confirmed that my play, The Robben Island Shakespeare, is to be published by Bloomsbury Methuen in March 2017.    

The Robben Island Bible Perfomance [New York City, 22 February 2016]

A reading of my play, The Robben Island Bible, was held at 7pm at the Alvin Ailey Theatre in New York City on the 22 of February as part of the Hofstra University Shakespeare Festival.  It will be directed by renowned theatre director A. Dean Irby. A second reading of the play occurred on [...]

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Interactive Theatre Workshop @ the University of West London – March 2016

I will be co-facilitating an interactive theatre workshop at UWL to examine leadership strategies to improve the patient experience in mental health for the department of Leadership, Midwifery, Substance Misuse and Healthcare Education. I have facilitated workshops in South Africa, Ethiopia and throughout the United Kingdom as a means to examine current behaviour and practice around [...]

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Interactive Theatre Workshop – Amnesty International

In this workshop, the AI training teachers wanted to examine two aspects of their work: that of gender imbalance and that of competing belief systems within schools.  The overall aim of the work was to develop strategies in dealing with discrimination within the school between teachers and students as well as between staff and staff.

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