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Jamal Harewood: Word

7 May 201910 May 2019

They’re pretty special. They give a person the opportunity to express themselves. They can be read. They can be heard. They can be spoken. They allow us to communicate. I was always told that it’s not what you say, but how you say it – is this true?

Become the contestant or host in an audience led gameshow that put the words we use under a magnifying glass.

Word is a 2016 Spring Festival co-commission recipient with additional support from Battersea Arts Centre, Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, the University of Chichester & the Arts Council England National Lottery fund.

“Crucially discomforting” – Megan Vaughan

Show dates:

Tuesday 7 May 630 – 8pm

Wednesday 8 May 630 – 8pm

Friday 10 May 630 – 8pm

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Based in Brighton, England.

Jamal Harewood is an artist who creates temporary communities through audience-led participatory events that focus on ideas of identity and race – believing that these events should be playful experiences that allow everyone to get involved. He works with the audience to create a unique experience; providing a space that enables discussion centred around each individual’s interpretation of the performance. This stems from his interest in abolishing the performer/audience hierarchy that frequently occurs within theatre.

Having graduated from the University of Chichester with an MA in Performance (Theatre), he is now an Associate Artist at Camden People’s Theatre. In 2015 he was one of SPILL Festival’s National Showcase Artists (The Privileged) and was a recipient of the 2016 Spring Commission (Word). 2017 saw Jamal perform in California Institute of Integral Studies’ N.E.W Festival Showcase and receive ONCA’s Green Curtain Award (The Privileged).


7 May 2019
10 May 2019
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