Black T-shirt Collection

12th Mar 2012 - 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Fuel present Inua Ellams’ Black T-Shirt Collection at the Rose Theatre. Born in Nigeria, and brought up in the UK, Inua tells a story about where a T-shirt comes from and what it means.

Tickets: £9.00 / £7.00 concessions

Poet and performer Inua Ellams was born in Nigeria in 1984, and moved to the UK as a teenager. Inua’s work merges visual art, spoken word and theatre, and he is known for his iconic imagery, beauty and attention to detail.  He writes about his upbringing, the experience of immigration, and of living in the UK today, bringing words to life with pace, rhythm, cadence and intonation.

A T-Shirt is something most people have. It is a common denominator like a pair of blue jeans or a pair of Converse All Stars. In Black T-Shirt Collection Inua tells a story about where a T-Shirt comes from and what it means.

“Ellams’ evocative writing conjures a Nigeria where myth and magic sit casually alongside everyday life.” – The Guardian

Suitable for aged 14 years+

Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre and developed with the support of the Arvon Foundation and the National Theatre.

For details of what’s on this season at the Rose Theatre, visit the Rose Theatre website.

If you’re interested in screenings of great films, see this season’s Short Cuts line-up in the Studio Theatre.

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