Image: Battersea Arts Centre
A collaboration between The Paper Birds theatre company and Caleb Femi.
Funded by Arts Council England, co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Roundhouse and The Albany.
Born in Nigeria.
Climb a mango tree.
Get hit by a Peugeot 405.
Move to the North Peckham Estate.
Fall in love with Khami.
Have a fight by the P.E gym.
Start writing Grime lyrics.
Begin selling drugs.
Get my heart broken by Abigail.
Read a book.
A thrilling mix of spoken word, theatre, music, projection mapping and illustration based on the life and works of Caleb Femi - young people's poet laureate for London.
At 18 years old, recovering from a gunshot wound, Caleb sat in a hospital bed reading Frankenstein.
Goldfish Bowl tells the story as to how and why this book, and this moment in his past, changed his future.
With live music from rapper and producer Lex Amor and illustrations by Olivia Twist, Goldfish Bowl interrogates the many small, but defining moments that make up a life.
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London SW11 5TN
Performance days & times
Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm
Sunday ‑ 8‑00pm
The performance on Friday 15 June will be captioned.
This event takes place on the first floor of the building, which can be reached via a lift.
There is step‑free access to Scratch Bar, The Bee's Knees and ground floor public spaces.
There are accessible toilet facilities across the building.
Performer/Poet - Caleb Femi
Performer/Rapper/DJ - Lex Amor
Director: Jemma McDonnell
Designer: Rebecca Wood
Lighting: Joe Price
Sound: Shane Durrant
Visual effects: The Media Workshop (AV design)
Production: The Paper Birds