• Joy Nduku

  • Thu, 06-02-2020 at 20:00
  • Marlborough Pub & Theatre
    4 Princes Street
    BN2 1RD Brighton
Joy Nduku - Marlborough Pub & Theatre - Brighton

Created and performed by Subira Joy and Wandia NdukuWandia and Subira are identical queer brown twins just tryna live their best queer brown lives.Join them in this poetic exploration of gender, sexuality, blackness, and what it means to be twins in a world governed by the push and pull politics of assimilation and individualism.A work-in-progress of 'Joy Nduku' was performed at The Marlborough in November – now see the premiere of the full show. All tickets are ‘pay what you decide’. Part of our New Queers on the Block: Brighton Weekender (6 – 9 Feb 2020) at The Marlborough and the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts: http://bit.ly/newqueers_brighton2020 **Subira Joy is a defiantly queer, unapologetically Black spoken word poet and activist. Their work weaves together the personal and political, experiences and imaginations, spoken with rage, softness, laughter, vulnerability and swearing. Witness patience at its end, queerness in its multitudes, and blackness at its fullness. Subira has created and performed two solo shows to date, 'Subira' (performed at the Marlborough Theatre and winner of ONCA’s Green Curtain Award at 2018’s Brighton Fringe) and 'Coffee and Cream' (performed at ONCA in 2019). They also regularly perform their performance poetry at spoken word and cabaret events around the UK.Wandia Nduku is an uprooted poet from the UK living in Hamburg. They are an unapologetically Black Queer Migrant, tired of being misunderstood, mistreated and misplaced, striving to find power in voicing vulnerability and attempting to braid the strands of their identity together. Anger, pain and frustration meet love, hope and pleasure in Wandia's work, as they explore their tangled experiences. A regular on the scene in the Black creative circuit in Hamburg, Wandia has been co-organiser and performer in Black History Month Hamburg's poetry night, performed alongside Cumbia-Punk band Tunche Soundsystem, and appeared on Tide TV's 'Afrika Outlook'.**'Joy Nduku' is commissioned by the Marlborough Theatre via New Queers on The Block, their touring and artist Development Scheme supported by Arts Council England, Jerwood Arts, Esmée Fairbairn and The Space. Joy Nduku has also received additional support from Arts Council England and ONCA.