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This opportunity to be part of Akala's creative process includes a live reading followed by an audience Q&A session which will help shape what will be developed into a full scale production.
Akala will perform his new graphic novel, The Ruins Of Empires’:an epic poem. The story follows 'The Knowledge Seeker' through the course of human history, in an attempt to discover the causes of the rise and fall of empires.
‘Inspired by the French author C.F. Volney's book of the same name. This graphic novel features illustrations by Tokio Aoyama.
Sunday 14th december 19:00
Hip Hop artist
Akala has also featured on numerous TV programmes across Channel 4, ITV2, MTV, Sky Arts and the BBC promoting his music, poetry as well as speaking on wide ranging subjects from music, youth engagement, British / African-Caribbean culture and the arts as a whole.
In 2009, Akala launched the ‘The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company’, a music theatre production company which has sparked worldwide media interest since its inception. Previous clients/collaborators include: BBC, Mastercard, London 2012, First Direct Bank, The Barbican, The Roundhouse, The Southbank Centre, British actor; Sir Ian McKellen, singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, actor/musician; Colin Salmon, Ms. Dynamite and The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Voice Director; Cicely Berry.