THE BRIXTON MIDNIGHT RUNS
Commemorating 30 Years of Black History Month
September 23rd and October 7th 6pm to 12am starting from The Black Cultural Archives.
The Midnight Run is a walking, arts-filled, night-time cultural journey through urban spaces. It gathers strangers and local artists together to explore, play and create, whilst the city sleeps. The MNR aims to break down social barriers and provide a platform for established and emerging creatives, bringing moments of genuine interactive creativity.
The Midnight Run is also a containment for conversation and much has been said about the changing face of Brixton, given its rich and complex history. Commemorating 30 Years of Black History Month, Join Kelly Foster (certified London tour guide and Brixton Historian) in exploring, excavating and discussing aspects of the area, from the Windrush Generation, to Michael Jordan's visit in 1985, to the riots. Along the route, Inua Ellams (Brixton resident and Founder of the Midnight Run) will lead imaginative creative exercises on capturing the exhilarating experience in verse.
As always, in typical Midnight Run fashion, expect the unexpected and come to have fun.
In Partnership with Ovalhouse and The Black Cultural Archives, and supported by The Arts Council England.
Facilitated by Kelly Foster and MNR Founder, Inua Ellams
Tinuke Craig trained as a director at LAMDA and regularly directs at RADA. Credits includes: I Call My Brothers at the Gate Theatre; Dirty Butterfly at the Young Vic. She assisted on wonder.land at the National Theatre, Hamlet at the RSC; and The Changeling at the Young Vic. Tinuke was the Gate Theatre's Associate Director from 2015-2016 and The Genesis Future Director Award winner in 2014. She is also an associate artist of HighTide and the National Youth Theatre.
Driven by a passion for Art, rivalled only by her passion for Education, Gloria is an Art teacher and Assistant Principal at Dunraven School. She studied at Camberwell College and Middlesex University, achieving a BA Hons in Printed Textiles and Decorative Surfaces. Her wish is to inspire student to see beauty in the ordinary, to equip them with skills and characteristics needed to lead happy, successful, creative lives. Past exhibitions include: New Designers, Urban Art Exhibition and the Mall galleries. Publications: The Daily Telegraph, Designing, Pride Magazine.
Rosie Powell is a Brighton based Photographer and Videographer who specialises in live event and performance documentation throughout the Performance, Music, Art world and beyond.
How to join The #MNRBrixton?
Tickets for 23rd September: Book here
Tickets for 7th October: Book here