The Story of Africa

Suitable for Juniors or whole school  performances

This show is designed to give children a flavour of Africa through storytelling, song, drumming, live percussion and dance. The show is performed by Connie Bell a professional Jamaican storyteller who is accompanied by Christian Joseph Mathurin a professional actor and percussionist from Guadaloupe.

The show lasts 45 minutes and can be accompanied by Drumming and poetry workshops

“The Story Of Africa” performance – £285 plus Vat

Half Day in school with performance and workshops £350 plus Vat

Whole Day in school £500  plus Vat with performances and workshops

Connie Bell Biography

Informed and inspired by the art of Afro-Caribbean cultural icons like Louise Bennett, Imogene Kennedy and Amina Blackwood-Meekes, Connie Bell’s spoken word and storytelling performances combine penetrating insight and alluring warmth with a healthy dose of ancestral rhythm.
Since graduating with an Early Childhood Dip Ed and furthering on with an M.A. in Applied Theatre Connie Bell has been an active member of Apples & Snakes (Britain’s leading performance poetry organisation). Having worked extensively in Literary and Cultural Arts for Companies such as Bernie Grant Arts Centre, The National Archive and Entelechy Education Arts etc, she has gained plaudits and praise for her unique style and ablitity to reach a diversity of children and parent audiences.
Her enthralling performances give thanks to those who came before and celebrate those fortunate enough to live in the present. Taking her cues from the Afro-Caribbean tradition of the griot, entertainment, education and a heartfelt Joie de vivre characterize each performance.

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