FEAST (Festival of Equality in Arts and Society through Theatre) is a week-long festival of theatre, dance, clowning, circus, workshops, and a community ‘Feast of Thought’ happening this September 20-26. Set in Malvern town and rooted in our ‘hub’ Malvern Cube, FEAST will spread throughout the town, into Malvern Priory Park.
FEAST celebrates artists from outside of the region alongside local emerging artists and companies. FEAST will include theatre and dance performances from differently abled performers, disability film, LGBTQ work, Friday Night Bite (an evening of short and emerging work) fringe performances by local and university companies, new writing, outreach projects, and a sensational family theatre day.
This year’s programme includes headlining show SOLD by Amantha Edmead Kuumba Nia Arts & Unlock the Chains Collective. This highly reviewed performance tells the true story of Mary Prince through theatre, song, drumming and dance. Having been born into slavery Mary Prince became an autobiographer who’s writings on the harsh reality of enslavement galvanised the British anti-slavery movement. Not to be missed this fantastic example of Black British theatre takes inspiration from the storytelling traditions of the West African griot. Kuumba Nia Arts & Unlock the Chains Collective will also lead a workshop exploring African Girot storytelling and progressive theatre practices.
On Saturday the veritable moveable – FEAST that is the Family Day takes place in Malvern Cube and Priory Park. Complete with Umbrella Parade, Garlic Theatres puppet performance of “The Nosy Little Troll”, disco dancing, storytelling, creative workshops and more it is sure to be a day to remember.
Look out for tickets and the full programme on Facebook @feasttheatrefestival or on the website by following the link below: