Hear from live storytellers as they confess their innermost sins at the Tower of London.
Justice is inspired by the story of Colonel Blood’s attempt to steal the Crown Jewels. Despite overwhelming evidence of his guilt, the culprit was pardoned by the King for unknown reasons.
This is a 90 minute performance by award-winning poets, beatboxers, essayists and storytellers.
Please note that due to the historic nature of the building there is no disabled access to the venue.
This event is hosted by our Poet in Residence, Inua Ellams.
Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist & designer. He is an ambassador for the Ministry of Stories and has published four books of poetry. His first play ‘The 14th Tale’ was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival and his fourth ‘Barber Shop Chronicles’ sold out its run at England’s National Theatre. He is currently working on ‘The Half God of Rainfall’ – a new play in verse. He lives and works from London, where he founded the Midnight Run, a nocturnal urban excursion. Find out more here.
Confessions at the Tower is a new format which seeks to engage artists with the Tower of London and its stories. It is designed for those who like spoken word, poetry, beatboxing and short stories and want to see interpretations brought to life in new ways.
Each artist will have an opportunity to respond to the theme through performance. They can choose to respond to the history of the Tower of London or the evening’s broader theme.
The artists we commission are welcomed to interpret the history of the Tower of London and make them their own. The Tower's history is a dark, violent and uncomfortable one at times and we support artists that bring these truths to life in their own way. This means that there may be adult content so this event is for 18+ years only.
The Royal Mint Remembrance Day 2017 brilliant uncirculated poppy commemorative coin is the first official coin minted by the Royal Mint to commemorate Armistice Day. The design, by Stephen Taylor, features red Flanders poppies, the longstanding symbol of remembrance and the inscription "Silence Speaks When Words Can Not".