‘The Green Stone Bead’ features spellbinding cross-cultural storytelling, singing, dancing and drumming. It is a story about an encounter between the living and the immortals. Olokun, The Sea Goddess has had The Green Stone Bead for 1014 years. The living want it to protect humanity. Chiuta, the skygod sends Ananse the trickster and crafty Monkey to retrieve the Bead from the bottom of the sea. Will the world’s Sea Goddesses and Thunder gods release the Bead?
The production is full of fun and excitement for the family!
Performances and exhibitions will be held at the following venues:
REDBRIDGE CENTRAL LIBRARY - Tuesday 26th May 2015 (Exhibition: 2.00 to 2.30 pm Performance: 2.30 to 3.15 pm)
BARKING LEARNING CENTRE-Thursday 28th May 2015 (Exhibition: 2.00 to 2.30 pm, Performance: 2.30 to 3.15 pm)
STRATFORD LIBRARY 3 - Friday 29th May 2015 (Exhibition: 3.00 to 3.30 pm Performance: 3.30 to 4.15 pm)
THE BRITISH MUSEUM- Sunday 31st May 2015 (OSH Exhibition’: 2.00 to 2.30 pm Performance: 2.30 to 3.15 pm)
GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON - Saturday 20th June 2015 (Exhibition: 3.00 to 3.30 pm, Lecture*: 3.30 to 4.15 pm Performance: 4.15 to 5.00 pm)
Goldsmiths, University of London Lecture*
“The Myth of Mami-Wata across West Africa and Beyond” – Prof. Osita Okagbue