Resident Poet - Brainchild Festival
Jul
12
to Jul 14

Resident Poet - Brainchild Festival

This year, Rachel has the honour of being the Resident Poet for Brainchild Festival. Brainchild is a not-for-profit arts organisation on a mission to celebrate and develop emerging artists and young people by giving them the space, confidence and network to creatively engage with what matters to them.

Rachel has performed at Brainchild Festival a few times in the past and is excited to be able to contribute further to the growth of this brilliant arts project and community.

Tickets are available here - https://brainchildfestival.co.uk/#tickets

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Secret Rivers Exhibition
Sep
10
6:30 PM18:30

Secret Rivers Exhibition

After Rachel’s commission as Thames poet-in-residence in 2017, Rachel has found a new love and appreciation for the river. As part of the Secret Rivers Exhibition, Rachel has been invited to take part in a talk with Rachel Lichtenstein and Iain Sinclair exploring the narratives from the river through different lenses. The event will display historic and contemporary artworks from artists, poets and authors, thereby showing how London’s rivers have played an important role in the city’s imaginations. The organisation Rachel had her #BoatPoet residency with Totally Thames will be collaborating on the event.

https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands/whats-on/exhibitions/secret-rivers

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Find the Right Words
Sep
18
7:30 PM19:30

Find the Right Words

Created and compered by JESS GREEN,  Find the Right Words  is now firmly established as one of Leicester's best spoken word and rap nights.

Including two nationally acclaimed headline acts, ten open mic spots (sign ups from 7.00pm) and the increasingly sought after speed poet spot. .

With the support of the never knowingly mainstream BURNING EYE BOOKS, Rachel and Jess’ poetry publisher, Jess makes sure you get to hear the UK's top performance poets making the biggest noise in spoken word. Rachel cannot wait to perform her Leicester poetry debut - follow the event on Facebook and get tickets.

www.upstairsatthewestern.com

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Funeral Flowers - BGAC
May
29
to Jun 1

Funeral Flowers - BGAC

  • Bernie Grant Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 2018 multi and Fringe First award winning play tells the story of Angelique, 17, who dreams of being a florist. Part poem, part play; we are taken on a journey of a young girl with a mum in prison left to navigate the care system and the recurring threat from her boyfriend's gang.


Written and performed by Emma Dennis Edwards
Directed by Rachel Nwokoro

In collaboration with Power Play Theatre Activists x Harts Theatre Company

Associate Director - Sophia Compton
Designer - Minglu Wang

https://www.berniegrantcentre.co.uk/see/funeral-flowers/

We will be participating and curating a number of community conversations to accompany the run - all these tickets will be free. Also if money is a barrier to attending the production, please contact Rachel here.

Our show is touring so if you can’t make this venue there are two other venues and opportunities!

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It Never Happened
May
14
to May 18

It Never Happened

  • Arts Educational Schools (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rachel will be in acting in the powerful role of Lucy in the world premiere of Torben Bett’s It Never Happened directed by Alex Thorpe.

In It Never Happened (or State Terror in Eight Easy Stages) two soldiers reflect on the prospect of imminent death caused by their government's greed; a political fixer makes an awkward sex scandal go away; and a young journalist discovers that integrity doesn't pay the mortgage. 

Torben Betts' new play is a furious but darkly funny indictment of state-sponsored murder and how governments efface their misdeeds from history with the help of a complacent press and public. 

This will be Rachel’s final role in a Graduate show and marks the completion of her BA Acting degree course at Arts Educational Schools London. If you would like to invite Rachel in for castings or meetings, here is her Spotlight link: https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/1172-4537-3054

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Funeral Flowers - Free Word Centre
May
8
to May 9

Funeral Flowers - Free Word Centre

This 2018 multi and Fringe First award winning play tells the story of Angelique, 17, who dreams of being a florist. Part poem, part play; we are taken on a journey of a young girl with a mum in prison left to navigate the care system and the recurring threat from her boyfriend's gang.


Written and performed by Emma Dennis Edwards
Directed by Rachel Nwokoro

In collaboration with Power Play Theatre Activists x Harts Theatre Company

Associate Director - Sophia Compton
Designer - Minglu Wang

https://freeword.org/event/funeral-flowers/

We will be participating and curating a number of community conversations to accompany the run - all these tickets will be free. Also if money is a barrier to attending the production, please contact Rachel here.

Our show is touring so if you can’t make this venue there are two other venues and opportunities!

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Funeral Flowers - The Bunker
Apr
15
to May 4

Funeral Flowers - The Bunker

This 2018 multi and Fringe First award winning play tells the story of Angelique, 17, who dreams of being a florist. Part poem, part play; we are taken on a journey of a young girl with a mum in prison left to navigate the care system and the recurring threat from her boyfriend's gang.


Written and performed by Emma Dennis Edwards
Directed by Rachel Nwokoro

In collaboration with Power Play Theatre Activists x Harts Theatre Company

Associate Director - Sophia Compton
Designer - Minglu Wang
Lighting Design - James Dawson

https://www.bunkertheatre.com/whats-on/funeral-flowers/book-now

We will be participating and curating a number of community conversations to accompany the run - all these tickets will be free. Also if money is a barrier to attending the production, please contact Rachel here.

Our show is touring so if you can’t make this venue there are two other venues and opportunities!

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Pravda
Nov
27
to Dec 1

Pravda

Written by David Hare and Howard Brenton

Director: Jennifer Tang
Designer: Helen Coyston
Lighting Designer: Zia Bergin-Holly
Sound Designer: David Gregory
Assistant Director: Barney McElholm
Location: Studio Theatre 

Set in Thatcher’s booming 1980s London, Pravda is a black comedy exploring press integrity and its limitations through a hilarious battle between an unscrupulous newspaper magnate, Le Roux, and her idealistic editor, Andrew May. The play follows Le Roux as she buys up Fleet Street's papers, using them to serve her political and financial whims and test the willpower and principles of May to breaking point. This hard-hitting satire, by two of the most provocative playwrights of our time, examines the public's insatiable appetite for sensationalism and the ever present friction between what we need to know and what we like to be told.

Click here to buy tickets to Rachel’s first public final year show at ArtsEducational Schools London.

27th November - 1st December - 7.30pm.

Industry professionals fill in this form and contact Rachel regarding complimentary tickets.

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Incite! Poetry
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Incite! Poetry

Incite! Poetry has become the LGBTpoetry event in London and this week they are Halloween themed!

Hosted by LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson at the exclusive Phoenix Artist Club underneath The Phoenix Theatre.

Come and see Rachel share her witchy words in a beautiful setting.

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Brighton Womens' Centre Fundraiser
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Brighton Womens' Centre Fundraiser

Brighton Women's Centre, an unbelievable organisation run by kind women supporting women, is producing an evening of musical delights at the Brunswick... and I'm hosting! 

When I can, I do my best to work and support local community organisations who are trying to create positive grassroots change.

So if you live down Hove way, grab a burger from my brother's world class Burger Brothers and come down. It'll be good. Gut. Bien. 

Any event where I desperately attempt to be funny to a room full of strangers pays for itself really.


Tickets £10 with £8 conc. 

ALL PROCEEDS TO BWC

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Boat Poets River Late with MBNA Thames Clippers
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Boat Poets River Late with MBNA Thames Clippers

Join us at the last event of Rachel's residency with Thames Festival Trust on MBNA Thames Clippers' boats and experience river-inspired poetry from the Boat Poets to celebrate National Poetry Day. 

Expect pop-up performances of new work created in response to residences on working boats on the River Thames. The evening will be on board a commuter service so grab a drink from the bar, sit back listen and watch London’s skyline go by as the sun goes down.

The Boat Poets will be on board the first service departing from Westminster Pier at 7.30pm and then every stop after this on the same RB1 service.

http://totallythames.org/event/boat-poets-river-late-with-mbna-thames-clippers

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Tongue Fu Boat Party
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

Tongue Fu Boat Party

As part of Rachel's Boat Poet residency with Thames Festival Trust, she will be performing for Tongue Fu  10th anniversary celebration aboard the beautiful Dixie Queen Paddle Steamer while it sails down the River Thames in style. 

Created and hosted by poet Chris Redmond, Tongue Fu is one of the UK’s liveliest and largest spoken word shows: a riotous experiment in live literature, music and improvisation. This special edition will feature Inua Ellams, Vanessa Kissule, Dizraeli, Erin Bolens and Rachel!

GET TICKETS HERE:

http://totallythames.org/event/tongue-fu-boat-party

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Words and Wine: An Evening with iThemba
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Words and Wine: An Evening with iThemba

Continuing to colalorate with charities using art to raise fund for the important work they do, Rachel will be featuring at "Words and Wine" this Saturday.

A South African Wine Tasting with music from the UK cast of Sophiatown, traditional South African nibbles, cheeses, and meats and much, much more.

All in support of raising up youth mentors in a community that is facing the challenge of some of he highest HIV prevelence rates in the world- Sweetwaters, South Africa.

 

For more information, check out www.ithembahopetrust.co.uk

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Sep
6
to Sep 7

Boat Poets: Thames Takeover

  • National Poetry Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Boat Poets is a Thames Festival Trust talent development programme in collaboration with the Roundhouse and National Poetry Library that Rachel has been working on since June and will be until National Poetry Day at the end of September.

Boat Poets: Thames Takeover does what it says on the tin - an evening of emerging and explosive spoken word and poetry from some of the freshest talent in London inspired by one of the most vibrant rivers in the world hosted by Kat Francois.

Join us at the National Poetry Library and listen to the new material produced by the Boat Poets Jeremiah Brown aka SugarJ, Erin Bolens, Toby Campion and Rachel Nwokoro inspired by our nation's great river.

TICKETS ARE FREE BUT MUST BE BOOKED:
http://totallythames.org/event/boat-poets-thames-takeover

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Sep
1
7:00 PM19:00

Just Arts with King Charles

Rachel Nwokoro will be performing in an arts showcase of music, spoken word, dance and more alongside King Charles and many other performers.

Together they will be raising money for a unique and important organisation: Talitha Arts. 


Talitha Arts is fundraising to support its leading therapeutic arts work with sufferers of dementia, victims of human trafficking and victims of abuse. Rachel shares their passion about the potential to restore hope, dignity and worth through the freedom of the creative arts and is excited to help however she can.

JUST ARTS is a night to enjoy the creative arts in the surroundings of the Old Vic Workrooms, with ice cream, Pimms and more all included in the ticket price.

Come along and support a good cause:

https://www.talitha.org.uk/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-arts-with-king-charles-tickets-36436087318?aff=efbneb
 

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Aug
24
to Aug 27

Shambala Festival

This will be Rachel's third year performing at Shambala. In her first year, in 2015, she won the Slambala and was invited back for a second year to feature. She is excited to be featured again this year at this magical festival. 

https://www.shambalafestival.org/2017/act/rachel-nwokoro/

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Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Bugsy Malone for Grenfell

Rachel will be working with Rugby Portobello Trust, Sharky and George and other volunteers to run poetry workshops with the children of a school local to Rachel affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster.

We hope to put on a talent show packed with original material created by the children and using the strengths of a community to unite at times of tragedy through art.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6nY4IGVhMM&t=27s

 

 

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Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Application Status: Pending

Application Status: Pending is the thought provoking, debut show from None Of The Above; Rachel's London based, multi-discipline collective.


From Glasgow to Portsmouth and everywhere in between, NOTA are a diverse group of writers and performers who came together following their time at the Roundhouse Poetry Collective 16/17.

This show explores themes of home, identity & belonging, using questions from an application for asylum to highlight the inhumane way fellow citizens of the world are treated.

Application Status: Pending is a politically charged piece, reminding us all of what it means to be overlooked and ignored in a world increasingly devoid of compassion.

This event is free but ticketed:

https://www.richmix.org.uk/node/7772/spektrix/seats/153202?spektrix_bounce=true

Roll through and bring friends. It's FREE art. Watch us change shapes. 


  #WeAreNOTA #NoneOfTheAbove

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Jul
7
to Jul 9

Brainchild Festival

It has been two years since she last attended Brainchild Festival. Rachel will be returning this year as as a featured artist on the 8th July. 

http://2017.brainchildfestival.co.uk/lineup/rachel-nwokoro/

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Jul
2
3:00 PM15:00

RPC 2017 Final Showcase

Rachel will be performing her final official showcase with Roundhouse Poetry Collective (unless they go on to produce other work - watch this space!)

It will be a ticketed event that will take place in The Hub and will not disappoint! *

 

 

*There can be no promises that it will not disappointment. But come anyway.

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Jun
10
5:00 PM17:00

The Poetry Takeaway

Rachel will be joining forces once more with The Poetry Takeaway team. This evening she will cook some poems and twist some shapes over at her new second home - Roundhouse London!

Newly appointed Roundhouse Resident Artist, it seems that Rachel's not starting on a slow burn...

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