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Moon on a Rainbow Shawl: Play text analysis and drama workshop with Anthony Ekundayo Lennon
Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

Moon on a Rainbow Shawl: Play text analysis and drama workshop with Anthony Ekundayo Lennon

  • Rochester Library, Community Hub Rochester (map)
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Photography by Nina Duncan

Moon on a Rainbow Shawl: Play text analysis and drama workshop with Anthony Ekundayo Lennon

‘Moon on a Rainbow Shawl’ is a play originally written in 1921 by Trinidadian Errol John. It looks at themes of immigration, the struggles faced by the African Diaspora, faded dreams, and the sacrifices and aspirations of a post-war community living in poverty. The script includes multiple stories, diverse characters, calypso songs, children’s rhymes, and West Indian patois.

In 2014, established UK theatre director Anthony Ekundayo Lennon worked as Assistant Director on the Talawa Theatre and National Theatre’s UK tour of ‘Moon on a Rainbow Shawl’.

This three-hour session offers the unique opportunity to work with Anthony examining sections of the text to break down characters and themes, then to partake in a fun drama workshop where you can bring these ideas to life.

* This event is BSL interpreted *

Ages: 16+


All Legacy events are free in 2017 but booking in advance is advised. Phone 01634 337799, email rochester.library@medway.gov.uk , or visit the library. Read more about Legacy here. #MedwayLegacy 

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Wil Johnson: A Kent actor's career from grassroots to National fame
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Wil Johnson: A Kent actor's career from grassroots to National fame

  • Gillingham Library, Community Hub Gillingham (map)
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Wil Johnson: A Kent actor's career from grass roots to National fame.

From stage to the silver screen, Wil Johnson has a wealth of acting experience in creating gripping drama, having worked alongside some of Britain's most respected theatre, television and film actors.

He has tread the boards at The Royal Court Theatre, Tricycle Theatre, Royal Exchange in Manchester, National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and many more.  

On the small screen, Wil has starred in celebrated shows such as Clocking Off, Waterloo Road, Holby City, Lewis and Emmerdale, as well as the international Emmy award winning drama series Waking the Dead, and his film repertoire includes ‘Adulthood’, ‘Anuvahood’, ‘Dead End’, ‘Macbeth’ and the 2011 Golden Globe and Oscar Winning Film ‘In a Better World’. Wil has also  recently been cast in season 3 of Outlander.

This one-hour event screens some of Wil’s most popular TV and theatrical roles, charting how his career has blossomed and giving audiences an insight into how he approaches developing characters for those roles. Wil will also perform a live monologue before participating in a Q&A session.

 

Ages: 16+


All Legacy events are free in 2017 but booking in advance is advised. Phone 01634 337799 or visit the library. Read more about Legacy here. #MedwayLegacy 

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The Story of Lovers Rock directed by Menelik Shabazz
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

The Story of Lovers Rock directed by Menelik Shabazz

  • Rochester Library, Community Hub Rochester (map)
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The Story of Lovers Rock directed by Menelik Shabazz

 

The Story of Lovers Rock is a documentary by award winning film director, producer and writer Menelik Shabazz. It tells the story of how Lovers Rock music defined a generation in the late 70’s and 80’s, hugely impacting on British Pop Culture. 

The Story of Lover’s Rock combines comedy, live performance, interviews and archive footage to shed light on the music and the generation that embraced it. Contributors to the documentary include UB40; Maxi Priest; Levi Roots; Linton Kwesi Johnson; comedians Angie Le Mar, Robbie G and Eddie Nestor, alongside new artists such as Ava Leigh and Lovella Ellis.

The Story of Lover’s Rock became one of the highest grossing documentaries in UK cinemas in 2011 and won the Jury award for Best Documentary at the Trinidad International Film Festival in 2012.

Join us for a full 90-minute documentary film screening of The Story of Lovers Rock. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Ages: 16+


All Legacy events are free in 2017 but booking in advance is advised. Phone 01634 337799 or visit the library. Read more about Legacy here. #MedwayLegacy 

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I am the Referee
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

I am the Referee

  • Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham (map)
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I am the Referee’

 

I am the referee. I spoke to you both in the dressing room. Obey my command at all times. You both know the rules.”

 

‘I am the Referee’ follows the fascinating story of Ian John Lewis and his transition from Professional Boxer to a star referee for the World Boxing Championships.

Ian grew up in Medway as the only black boy in his school during the 1960s, and was later cheated out of his boxing dream. This injustice would break many people, but instead Ian went on to become the first black British referee to officiate a Heavyweight title fight between Vitali Klitschko and Shannon Briggs.

This one-hour book discussion will give an in- depth insight into the life of Ian John Lewis, and how the writer of ‘I am the Referee’ Mark Heffernan approached writing the autobiography. Audience members will be invited to take part in a Q+A.

 

Ages: 16+


All Legacy events are free in 2017 but booking in advance is advised. Phone 01634 337799 or visit the library. Read more about Legacy here. #MedwayLegacy 

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