Work in 2011. Part one of two.

Here is a selection of my work 2011.   I presented One Love a documentary on Bob Marley broadcast on BBC World Service and Pieces of a Man a documentary on Gil Scott Heron broadcast on BBC radio 4. Click on either link to hear.  I performed my play Something Dark at  National Theatre Holland in Den Hague.  The Letterbox Club won the third sector excellence award.  Through Southbank Centre I brought writer and friend  Carlos Moore from Salvador in Brazil to The Purcell Rooms at London Literature festival. Later in the year  Jay Z and Will Smith’s Fela!  settles $5 million copyright infringement cause with Carlos Moore.

To Chicago.  I  perform and give workshops  at Columbia College where my video installation “What If”  is exhibited. It then moved on to Parsons in New York.   Back in England at Southbank Centre’s 60th anniversary celebrations of  Festival of Britain my  installation, beach hut  called “The Literature Festival of he Sea” is exhibited on Queen’s Walk by The Thames riverside throughout summer.  It  is now being sold by a private company for £2,000 online.    Across Europe in  Norway at Obrestad lighthouse gallery names an exhibition after my artwork. I perform at the launch. The exhibition is  from April to October

To Adelaide Australia.  I was Artist in residence at  UNISA where I gave readings lectures and workshops  and performed my play Something Dark.  Back in England Rachel Lichtenstein and I curate  Shorelines, The World’s First Literature Festival of The Sea.   I write and publish articles for Baaba Maal’s online magazine D’Accord and Arise Magazine. To Canada.  I fly to Toronto to deliver the Wendy Michener Memorial Lecture at York University  and give workshops in the local community and at the university.

The dance piece Shiver tours Britain.  My play Why I Don’t Hate White People is broadcast on national radio. I record  a poem in a Notting Hill studio with Baaba Maal. Meanwhile through the year I’ve read on stages  in the UK, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales  from the Cheltenham festival with scientist Steve Jones to a residency at Grassington Festival, from The Union learn conference in Congress Hall to  Children’s Awards Ceremonies in Hartlepool and throughout England. Click here for part two of this blog.

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