Christmas 2021, the ExploreTheArch team responded to the 1936 film Night Mail.
Gail Borrow, Etienne Cutmore-Kourouma,
Juliet Grace, Rhonda Cutmore,
Frank Moon, @PoorlyBeetle, David Rowan
Three shows per day
ExploreTheArch performers Yasmin Aishah and Hannah Collisson explored their multiple identities via the introspection that pervaded their childhoods. Both artists created personal and magical garden spaces in which to reflect quietly on the known and unknown of relatives, residences and ritual from their mixed race heritage.
Iraq, Ghana, Belize, New Zealand, the UK,
Distance and boundaries merged,
Poetic worlds emerged.
Inspired by the protagonist of Rumer Godden's 1972 Whitbread Prize winning novel, The Diddakoi, Kizzy Lovell: a child who loves to live in the garden.