Photograph credit: Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Micro Commission Programme

Project Dance // Elsabet Yonas

Local choreographer Elsabet Yonas and producer Nancy Roberts presented two evenings of projected dance in Paul’s Square at The Bernie Grant Arts Centre on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th September 2020.

This event was the first iteration of Project Dance, an initiative bringing dance and embodied encounters into civic space through outdoor projection.  


Ama Josephine Budge 

Photograph credit: Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Ama Josephine Budge curated The Apocalypse Reading Room: a world of talking stories in the face of environmental and social collapse, a gathering of all the books we might need to change the end of the world…

In summer 2020, The Apocalypse Reading Room: Room2Room goes digital and you can listen to readings online each week on a newly curated Apocalypse Reading Room webpage. Selected guests are invited to read a section of their apocalypse survival guide from their favourite reading rooms: nooks, living rooms, bedrooms, attics, garages, closets, stairwells and basements.

Week One: Nii Obodia reading Samatar

Week Two: Victoria Sin reading Tzu

Week Three: Pratibha Parmar reading Kimmerer

Week Four: Kai Isiah Jamal reading Bernard

Week Five: Ama Josephine Budge reading Miller 

Illustration ©ApocalypseReadingRoom, courtesy of the artist, illustrations by Kylah Benes-Trapp.