What's Gone 2018
Saturday 28 July
Afrakan Storytelling Festival, Bears Wood Camp, Croydon
Breathing Fire is scheduled to deliver a workshop at this event: African Storytelling Festival
Sunday 22 July 2018
Being Romeo and Juliet, with South West Dance Theatre, at Trinity Centre, Bristol. Playback meets dance theatre - love, hate, fear, hope, duty, desire....The Trinity Centre, Bristol southwestdancetheatre.co.uk
We delivered a series of performances in the South West focused on refugee and asylum seeking communities in support of Refugee Week.
May – June 2018
Members of Breathing Fire have been conducting research on trauma in relation to the experiences of migrant communities. Findings from our individual research will be used to inform our interactions with audiences and the creativity expressed in our up and coming performances.
Dates, times and places of our Refugee Week performances:
Thursday 7 June, 8pm – 10pm: Quakers, Meeting House, Horfield, Bristol
Sunday 17 June, 3.30pm – 5pm, Plymouth
Tuesday 19 June, 1.30pm - 2.30pm, Malcolm X Centre, Bristol
Tuesday 19 June, 7.30pm – 8.30pm, City of Sanctuary, Swindon
Wednesday 20 June, 7.30 – 8.30pm, Exeter
Thursday 21 June, 1pm - 2pm, Heroes, Full Circle, Bristol
Thursday 21 June, 7.30pm – 8.30pm, Quakers Meeting House, Horfield, Bristol
Friday 22 June, 7pm – 8pm, Chard Library
Saturday 23 June, 11am – 12noon, St Paul’s Learning Centre, Bristol
7 June 2018
Black Artist on the Move Presented Ecletic on Thursday 7 June at The Quaker Meeting House, in collaboration with @ Bristol Refugee Festival. Breathing Fire Theatre Company performed “The Place I Belong”, a show celebrating the resilience and strength of Bristol’s refugee and asylum seeking Communties.
12 May 2018
Workshop Drama workshop with children and young people from Imayla at the Pinkery Centre for Outdoor Learning, Exmoor.
13 May 2018
Performance ‘Faith in Everyday Life’, The Hub, Hopcott Road, Minehead, Somerset.
17 March 2018 Sistas in the Spotlight! The Malcolm X Centre, 141 City Rd, St Pauls, Bristol BS2 8YH. From 7-10pm, Breathing Fire and Tan Teddy - Jamaican Folk Culture Group, host a showcase of female performance artists. Spoken word, song, theatre, music and dance! Celebrating International Women’s Day and recognising 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in the UK. Market stalls; food and drink available for purchase; prize draw for ticket holders on the night.
13 March 2018 BSN (Bristol Survivors Network - Campaigning to Improve Mental Health Services), Bristol, UK. AGM at Unitarian Chapel, Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE. Breathing Fire performance from 3 pm - 4pm. Service Users and Carers are warmly invited to 'Mental Health interACTions'. All are welcome to watch and take part, or put topics up for discussion. A lively and stimulating afternoon.
3 March 2018 International Women's Day celebration drama workshop for Bristol Women's Voice at Bristol City Hall on College Green, 11-5pm.
15 - 25 Feb 2018
An Arts Council funded Washington DC tour in partnership with Playback Theater sistah company Hissing Black Cat.
We partnered with our Washington DC based sister company, Hissing Black Cat to deliver four playback performances and were pleased to have made links with a High School and a Women’s writing group to deliver two additional performances.
We performed again with our sisters in Hissing Black Cat on our reciprocal visit following on from their joining us on our UK tour in 2016. February was Black History Month in the USA and we benefitted from our interactions with communities and people especially around the way Black History Month is celebrated and acknowledged in America. We performed in a range of settings to different community groups. We aimed to honour our audiences with their stories on issues, experiences and moments that are most relevant to them and their cultural perspectives.
We were keen to further develop our own skills, knowledge and experience and to widen our repertoire by taking the opportunity to learn and grow from the range of stories shared and themes explored during our performances, workshops and practices, and through our training with Hissing Black Cat. Check out our journey in more detail here!