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  • New International Voices


    Poetra Asantewa and Kwame Boafo

    Battersea Arts Centre

    LIFT’s long-standing partnership with Battersea Arts Centre offers in-festival research time and space to emerging artists. Working with the British Council, LIFT 2018 invites West African artists Poetra Asantewa and Kwame Boafo to develop new work in their chosen art form, as well as having access to everything the festival has to offer. 

    Poetra Asantewa is a poet, writer, spoken word artist and vocalist from Ghana. Her work as a performer and youth mentor engages issues of feminism, inequality and mental health in her community. During her residency she will be exploring the contrasts and parallels between dynamic performance poetry and the power of static poetry on the page.

    Kwame Boafo is a performance and movement artist who explores the idea of the body as a vessel of historical memory. During his residency he will continue his investigation into how people make (dis)connection with everyday material objects and how it reminds them of past experiences.
    The residency will result in an informal sharing of their works, part of BAC’s Scratch programme.

    Audience members with additional access requirements are advised to contact BAC’s Box Office on 020 7223 2223
    Tickets booked via liftfestival.com are subject to a £2.50 booking fee per transaction.
    For assistance with booking via liftfestival.com, please call the LIFT booking helpline on 020 7968 6808 Monday – Friday between the hours of 12-6pm

    A LIFT and Battersea Arts Centre project in partnership with the British Council
    Thank you to LIFT’s Commissioning Circle