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The Bunker Theatre has announced a weeklong festival called Bunker Without Borders

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The Bunker Theatre has announced a weeklong festival called Bunker Without Borders.

The festival will seek to explore the question ‘what might a world without borders look like, sound like, feel like, be like?’ and discuss and share stories which strive to find a united progression in the current global climate.

Joshua McTaggart, the Artistic Director, has joined forces with playwright Firdos Ali, spoken word artist James Chelliah, and artists from the Bhumi Collective to create a series of evenings which showcase a diverse range of people on stage from varied backgrounds and cultures, all of whom have different perspectives.

When describing the festival, Joshua said: “Bunker Without Borders is about celebrating and representing the incredible breadth and depth of story-telling the artists in this city has to offer.

"The Bunker came to fruition in a turbulent world, and it is our duty as theatre-makers to face those turbulences head on and ask ‘why?’ and, more importantly, ‘what next?’.”

One playwright facing such ‘turbulences’ is Nicole Latchana, who will be bringing Fennel-Spiked Lamb to the stage. The play tells true story of a Bangladeshi immigrant forced into slavery in Scotland.

Other playwrights at the festival include Amber Hsu, Mahad Ali, Rabiah Hussain, Daniel York and Alexandra Donnachie.

“It was important to us at The Bunker that we looked beyond just theatre,” said Joshua.

“We are thrilled to be continuing The Bunker’s tradition of music, spoken word, and dance, alongside a unique set of theatrical offerings.”

The festival will welcome 15 of the city’s most exciting spoken word artists including the founder of London’s definitive spoken word evening Word Up, Charlie de Courcy, to rapper, singer, and spoken word artist Kitty Got Claws and poet Lex Sciore.

Bunker Without Borders will run from 4th April. You can find out more about the festival here

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