Bristol Old Vic Ferment Commission

We are delighted to be selected among the group of artists Bristol Old Vic commissioned for their Ferment Takeover. It will take place from Wednesday 9 -to Sunday 13 September 2020, on the theme of ‘The View From Here’. We are in the process of devising a work-in-progress piece, which we will perform in the theatre’s foyer – adapted to … Read More

Honing our craft with Utopia Theatre

We have, over lockdown, been fortunate to benefit from a series of masterclasses for African Diaspora theatre practitioners provided by Utopia Theatre. Classes have ranged from delivering monologues, creating character, studying classical African plays, marrying movement with text, script-writing, and embodied awareness. This has fed us hugely, especially given the depth of knowledge, and experience shared by some of the … Read More

Dramatherapy South West Summer Conference

The pandemic and subsequent national lock down has brought about new and different ways of doing things and we had our taste of doing things differently by way of our first ever virtual performance. On Saturday 18 July we were pleased to deliver extracts from Shades Of Our Lives to delegates of the Dramatherapy South West conference. The theme of … Read More

Talking Heads & Hearts – Part 3

We’ve been a bit preoccupied recently (watch this space for more news coming soon) but here’s the final part of our first Talking Heads & Hearts series. In this segment we discuss Connections, Belonging and Inspirations. We consider ourselves lucky to be able to get together to support and encourage each other, on our general life and creative journeys. We’d … Read More

Talking Heads & Hearts – Part 2

The world has changed so much since the  pandemic took hold. We have met weekly via Zoom, supporting each other emotionally and creatively; and worked on themes which we hope to produce for future shows. With this extract we’re focused on the importance of story-telling. In our shows, we tell and perform stories of our own lived experiences. Tell us … Read More

THE ARTS HAVE BEEN A GREAT HELP

As part of the Bristol Refugee Week 2020, our Rachel shares her touching story of fleeing civil war – with her family – when she was only six years old. Growing up, she eventually forged a successful career in the arts and as a champion for diversity and equality. Click on the link below to read the full article in … Read More

Talking Heads & Hearts – Part 1

The world has changed so much since our International Women’s Day performance for UCL at RADA, London – in March this year. Since the UK lockdown we have met weekly via Zoom, supporting each other emotionally and creatively; and worked on themes which we hope to produce for future shows. We want to share with you some of the topics … Read More

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020 with UCL

Black Women Let Loose Theatre Company will be at the RADA Studios in Bloomsbury, London to perform their show Shades Of Our Lives, on Monday 9 March 2020 – as part of a series of events provided by University College London’s EGA Institute for Women’s Health celebrating International Women’s Day. Shades of Our Lives was first delivered to a sell-out … Read More

Shades of our Lives and Q&A with Inspirational Women

Black Women Let Loose Theatre Company and African Voices Forum are celebrating Black History Month with a partnership event at St George’s Bristol. A performance and discussion on Friday 25 October 2019 will focus on contributions from Black African and African Caribbean women. Shades of our Lives was first delivered to a sell-out audience at Bristol Old Vic in March. … Read More

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019

Bristol-based theatre company, Black Women Let Loose, present their first performance at Bristol Old Vic. The company will launch with a performance entitled Shades of our Lives on International Women’s Day – 8 March 2019. Shades of Our Lives is devised, and will be performed, by Rachel de Garang (Tribe of Doris), Ruth Pitter, Valerie Mower and Lorna Henry (Breathing Fire), Yoma … Read More