Goldfish Bowl

Goldfish Bowl

A thrilling mix of spoken word, theatre, music and illustration based on the life and works of Caleb Femi - young people's poet laureate for London.

Overview

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.
Get stabbed.
Get shot.
Read a book.
Change everything.

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.

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.

Critic reviews

Collaborative, poetry-infused journey through the life of former young person’s laureate for London Caleb Femi

The Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 30 May - Sat 16 Jun, 8pm

Venue

Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11 5TN London, UK · Get Directions

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