Confessions at the Tower: Free Will

Hear from live storytellers as they confess their innermost sins

Hear from live storytellers as they confess their innermost sins

When

  • Start date: 31 January 2018
19:00-20:45

Ticketing info

Tickets: £25 / £22.50*. Suitable for 18+

*Tower Hamlets residents, students, unwaged, under 25s and HRP members

The event lasts 90 minutes and there is no interval. 

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Did Guy Fawkes freely confess or was he tortured into an admission of guilt? What’s the difference between a confession freely given and one attained by force? On the anniversary of Guy Fawkes's infamous hanging, watch live storytellers as they confess their own stories of free will in a special performance within the chapel of St Peter's ad Vincula.

Confessions at the Tower is a new series of storytelling events for adults. Taking inspiration from real events that occurred within the Tower walls, watch today’s poets, storytellers, beat-boxers and spoken word artists as they perform their own confessions in these exclusive after-hour shows.

Due to adult content this event is exclusively for those aged 18 years and above.

We are delighted to be working with Inua Ellams on this series. He is curating the performers and will host and perform at each one. This event will also feature Belinda Zhawi, Adam Kammerling and Sally-Pomme Clayton.

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.

Belinda Zhawi is a Zimbabwean born writer, educator. She is co-founder & host of the bi-monthly poetry social, BORN::FREE. Belinda was the 2016/17 Institute of Contemporary Arts Associate Poet. She is currently based in London, working on her debut pamphlet. Find out more here.

Adam Kammerling is the UK Hammer And Tongue Slam winner for 2012, Hackney Slam Winner 2011 and Brighton Slam Winner 2010. He has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude and Big Chill Festivals, travelled to NY, Poland, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. He has been published in New York in arts magazine, New York Niceties, and in the UK in the Morning Star and in Rhyming Thunder, Burning Eye Publishing’s debut poetry collection. Find out more here.

Sally- Pomme Clayton Sally-Pomme Clayton is a pioneering storyteller and writer creating unique and magical spoken word performances. She performs stories for everyone from: Soho Theatre to Northern Stage; The London Gypsy Orchestra to The London Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Shakespeare Company to The Royal Opera House; Hakaya Storytelling Festival, Jordan to Beyond the Border Festival, Wales; 40 Winks Hotel to 11 Downing Street; The Crick Crack Club to A Curious Invitation; The British Museum to The British Council; Apples and Snakes to Athens Storytelling Festival. She co-founded The Company of Storytellers with Ben Haggarty and Hugh Lupton in 1985, spearheading and transforming storytelling across the UK. She has published several children’s books, her next comes out in 2018 and is called 'The King with dirty feet' (Otter-Barry Books). Find out more here

 

Guy Fawkes signature before and after he was questioned about his part in the Gunpowder Plot.
George Cruikshank's illustration of Guy Fawkes

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