Cultural Exploration of Ethnic Identity Comes to Norwich

What does it mean to be black and British? That is the question being explored in a series of workshops and events being held across Norwich during October 2018.

Linking in with Black History Month, the new Creative Matters season will combine comedy, films, dance and discussions to reflect and give an insight into ethnic and cultural identity.

Held across Norwich Theatre RoyalNorwich Playhouse and Stage Two, it aims to stimulate discussion and make connections through creativity in a safe space.

Hair whether long, short, wavy or in braids is the focus of The Head Wrap Diaries in Stage Two on Friday October 5 at 7.30pm.

Presented by Uchenna Dance, it blends the club dance styles of House, Waacking and Vogue with African and contemporary.



Stylists Linda and Riyah will take the audience on a journey exploring community, heritage, womanhood, friendship and most importantly hair. This will also be followed by a free post-show Head Wrap Bar where you can meet the cast and share experiences of different ways of tie-ing head-wraps.

Sam Patel, Norwich Theatre Royal’s community participation manager, said: “We have worked hard to provide a range of different experiences. Whether it is the beauty of dance, the cultural impact of head wraps, the power of Grace Jones’ music or the historic story of the black community’s impact on British life, we aim to reflect a range of perspectives and views during this season.”

Creative Matters happens several times a year and sees Norwich Theatre Royal, Playhouse and Stage Two examine a range of topical issues within safe spaces. Previous areas which have been featured include gender identity and men’s mental health.

To find more about the season and to book, visit ntr.org.uk/CreativeMatters

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