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Inua Ellams

Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a touring poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist and designer. He has published three pamphlets of poetry: Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars, Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales and The Wire-Headed Heathen. His first play, The 14th Tale (a one-man show which he performed), was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival and his third, Black T-Shirt Collection, ran at England’s National Theatre. He is a Complete Works poet alumni and a designer at White Space Creative Agency. Identity, displacement and destiny are recurring themes across his work, in which he also tries to mix the old with the new: traditional African storytelling with contemporary poetry, pencil with pixel, texture with vector images. He is the founder of the Midnight Run, an international, arts-filled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience.

Events featuring this speaker

Making the City Playable: How We Play

Pascale Daigle, Inua Ellams, Daniel Hirschmann, Hilary O’Shaughnessy, Jen Stein

The panellists share some practical insights from their work and discuss the environmental and cultural concerns they must address in very different places.

£100£50 View event
19 October 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm Watershed