A collective for POC creatives in Bristol

15th Oct 2019
7.30pm | £5

Join us for KIOTA: A Collective For POC Creatives in Bristol, showcasing people of colour (POC) or BAME creatives from various artistic disciplines in a fantastic afternoon of performance followed by networking opportunities. Kiota are committed to creating original collaborations between POC artists of different disciplines who wouldn’t ordinarily have the chance to work together to see how their artistic practise evolves. We are building this supportive space to offer an opportunity to share, learn and network with other POC creatives whether emerging, established or anything in between! So, if that describes you or you simply want to enjoy the variety of wonderful performances, come along! The performers will all be POC but ALL ARE WELCOME TO WATCH!


June’s show will be co-facilitated by Words of Colour Productions! Words of Colour Productions is a creative communications and production agency that promotes, facilitates and develops writers of colour – of all genres, collaborates with arts and creative industries to increase cultural inclusion, and creates multi-platform and multi-media projects to reshape the single narrative misrepresenting culturally diverse communities. It is based in London and Bristol.

Deborah has a deep passion for working with people, to connect them with their imaginations and bodies. She has 7 years experience devising, directing, performing & facilitating. She is currently touring a feminist comedy sketch she co-wrote and performs in, she also regularly performs solo as a storyteller, and she is bringing the audiences at Kiota a performance about The Bees. You can find out more about her coming workshops & performances on her website

Black Women Let Loose Theatre Company is a Bristol-based group created to highlight the experiences of women of African and Caribbean descent through devising and producing theatre. The company was created by Rachel de Garang (Tribe of Doris), Ruth Pitter, Valerie Mower and Lorna James (Breathing Fire Playback Theatre Company), Yoma Smith (Black Women Let Loose TC) and Christelle Pellecuer (African Queens). The company’s inaugural performance, titled Shades Of Our Lives, was a sell-out show performed on International Women’s Day 2019 at Bristol Old Vic. Shades Of Our Lives offers thought-provoking insights into the actors’ life experiences. Honouring individual and collective stories of black women, it comprises inventive short pieces exploring topics such as identity, connection and belonging. The stories are sometimes raw, sometimes funny but always honest!

We are very excited to see a collaboration between spoken word poet Saili Katebe, dance artist Deepraj Singh and singer/composer/fool Aisha Ali. Words, movement, voice, discussions around identity – let’s see what happens!

Adibah is a writer, comedian, and DJ. Voted one of Bristol’s 24 most influential young people by RIFE Magazine and performed at venues such as, Arnolfini and Trinity centre.

Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)
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