Writer and Performer
Inua Ellams is an award-winning poet, playwright and performer. He has five books published including his most recent pamphlet of poems Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars (Flipped Eye, 2011). He has worked with amongst others: The Royal Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, The National Theatre, BAC, Roundhouse, Soho Theatre, TATE Modern and Britain and the Southbank Centre. His first play The 14th Tale, won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival 2009 before touring nationally and transferring to the National Theatre in Spring 2010.
Theatre includes: The 14th Tale (National Theatre / tour); Untitled (Soho Theatre / tour); Black T-Shirt Collection (National Theatre / tour)
Thierry has been a youth theatre director for the past fifteen years and the resident youth productions director at the Tricycle Theatre. Before being offered a place on the Contact Theatre in Manchester's Live and Direct director's course, he worked with LIFT, Channel 4 and Tamtam Theatre. He directed the multi-award winning new writer's project for PUSH 01 at the National Theatre and the touring education programme for The Colour of Justice.
Theatre includes: The 14th Tale (National Theatre / tour); Untitled (Soho Theatre / tour); Black T-Shirt Collection (National Theatre / tour); The Last Heroes (Belgrade Theatre Conventry)
The Zashiki Warashi (ZW) drum and flute duo consists of Akinori Fujimoto (drums) and Mikey Kirkpatrcik (flutes). They have been playing as a duo for five years, with a huge amount of performance experience from the streets and tubes of London to the Queen Elizabeth Hall. They met studying for a music degree at Goldsmiths College .