Pandora’s Box: Free half-term participation fun

Spora Stories is delighted to present an exciting programme of free youth and family participation activities.

With its family storyline, ‘Pandora’s Box’ drew many African-heritage audiences (children and their parents) into theatre for the first time. As importantly, it drew them in AS families, often three generations visiting the theatre for the first time together. Spora Stories wanted to build on this!

The Play in a Week Devising Workshop will be run with professional writers and directors. Teams from Iroko Theatre, Numbi Arts and Usifu Jalloh, the Cowfoot Prince will deliver the family-centred events. Sign up now at, stating the workshop and date you’d like to attend. All activities are free and we gratefully acknowledge funding from Arts Council England, Awards for All and The Unity Theatre Trust in making this possible.

For more information and project descriptions please visit the Eventpage.

All events are free.

Monday 27th October – Friday 31st October

2 – 5pm every day: Play in a Week Devising, ages 11 – 18

Monday 27th October

1.30 – 3.30pm: Yoruba language workshop

Tuesday 28th October 

1.30 – 3.30pm:  Pa Ogunlana’s Yoruba Love Stories – readings and interactive storytelling workshop

4 – 6pm Creating Characters

Wednesday 29th October

1 – 3pm: Funmi Adewole Dance & Storytelling

4 – 6pm: Funmi Adewole poetry workshop

Thursday 30th October

1.30 – 3.30pm: Yoruba language workshop

4 – 6pm: Gele tying workshop

Friday 31st October

1 – 3pm: Usifu Jalloh – Travelling Trunk

4 – 6pm: Usifu Jalloh – Jukebox Journeys