A Note from the brain behind the Home Is... project

"It always seems impossible until it's done" Nelson Mandela Home Is... was an ambitious project. The idea was to highlight narratives of displacement that aren't normally discussed in detail in the mainstream, using poetry in collaboration with visual arts as an exploratory and interpretative tool. It's a little unreal to look back on the fact that some 5 years ago, I was trying to convince myself out of starting the Home Is... Project, or writing the play because I wasn't confident I had the skills.  Before this, I had never curated a project, let alone one that involved several artists, applying for grants, organising a tour, writing a full length play, etc.  Three Arts Council grants, many poets, lots of workshops, interviews, 2 directors, 10 actors, 14 shows  and 4 exhibitions later, I'm blown away by how the project grew and how people have rallied around to make it a success. I learnt a whole lot.  On Thursday, Ilé La Wà took the stage at Curve Leice