Monday 6 December 2021
£15 (£13.50 concessions)
90 mins with an interval
Theatre & Performance
Join Koko Brown and some of her favourite artists as they perform original songs, a couple of covers and a few new things together. Come and experience a night of Queer-centered, good energy, good vibes featuring music, Visual Vernacular, poetry and a whatever other artforms she can fit into a 90 minute show.
This event will be accessible to Deaf & hearing audiences with BSL Interpretation, Visual Vernacular and spoken/sung English. Unfortunately the show won't be Captioned or Audio Described.
Line-up includes musician Sherika Sherard, BSL interpreter Grace Buckle, poet and visual vernacular performer Zoë McWhinney, and your host Koko Brown.
We will be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of everyone in the building. Whilst at the Town Hall you must abide by all Covid-19 Safety Measures in place, which you can find here.
Ticket holders may be asked to demonstrate their Covid-19 status by providing either proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test taken within 24 hours, proof of full vaccination, or proof of natural immunity based on a positive PCR test taken within 6 months (making sure the 10-day self-isolation period following the result has passed). We will not admit entry to those that cannot provide evidence of one of the above requirements when prompted and no refund will be offered under these circumstances. However, a refund will be offered should you test positive and contact the venue 24 hours in advance of the event. For more details, click here.
Koko Brown is a Black-mixed, Queer, Disabled Artist & Producer. She takes pride in her roots, being ‘the other' and blends theatre, spoken word and music throughout her work. She aims to make all her work #AccessibleAsStandard.
An Alumni Associate Artist at Ovalhouse, Resident Artist at the Roundhouse and Oberon Books/Bloomsbury published author, Koko has worked with the National Theatre, Latitude Festival, Soho Theatre, Brainchild, and Glastonbury Festival as well as international performance collective Hot Brown Honey.
Grace Buckle is a BSL interpreter, personal trainer and Child of a Deaf Adult(s). Grace works full time as a freelancer after being made redundant in July 2021. Grace works in many domains such as employment, education and the arts. More recently, Grace was the BSL interpreter for a play called Windrush - The Betrayal written by director Mark Grey. She was also one of the interpreters/consultants for the show Grey, written by Koko Brown. In her spare time, Grace likes to go to the theatre and train at the boxing gym.
Through songwriting Sherika vows to encourage the conversations that make us vulnerable. From charming one liners to heart-felt confessions Sherika celebrates the complexity of self discovery by continuously warming the hearts of her listeners. Sherika has previously opened for Seal and had her music personally pick up by Spike Lee him self to feature on both series of She’s Gotta Have it. Recently in the uncertain year of 2020, Sherika played her first lead film role in PHEA a modern take on the classic Orpheus Greek myth. Funded by the BFI the feature film is currently in post-production after a five week shoot in August. All songs featured in the film were written and perform by Sherika.
Zoë McWhinney is Visual Vernacular poet, performer and creative consultant on stage and screen, occasionally facilitating VV workshops world over.
Early in her VV career, she competed in several national and international VV championships (Deaffest 2014, BDAY 2016, Pedius 2017 and EDYC 2018) and is a 2020 graduate of Ecole Theatrale Universelle in Toulouse.