The latest term of Story Circle explored explored perceptions of home, belonging and migrations, inspired by Autumn 2022’s DRUM. Our group of story tellers were encouraged to explore their lived experiences and limitless imagination through games and exercises led by writer, director and actor Nicole Acquah.
DRUM tells the story of two Ghanaian icons who found success in London, photographer James Barnor and broadcaster Mike Eghan. In this joyful and poignant play the two meet for the first time at a photoshoot for DRUM magazine in BBC Broadcasting House. Storytelling, music and dance is fused with archive material to capture a unique snapshot of London in the swinging sixties.
Every group member was given access to a digitally streamed recording of DRUM to watch at home before joining us each Monday in the Omnibus Theatre Café Bar to enjoy some delicious food from across Africa whilst taking part in fun and social sessions.
The project created a social, creative and safe space for group members to tap into their boundless potential as storytellers.
Check out their incredible work below.
“The Story Circle programme gave me the opportunity to reveal some of my hidden talents.”
“Story Circle was great! I generally don’t like poetry and generally don’t write poems, but this experience was different and I enjoyed the creative process and I’ve been writing since the programme!”
“Story circle programme was really good and positive. I like the ideas of us writing up our life stories.”
“The Story Circle programme led by Nicole Acquah got my creative juices working.”