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29 October 2021  -  04 December 2021

FLOCK: Short Stories from Women on the Move


Mafwa Theatre Associate Artists present Flock: Short Stories from Women on the Move. Flock is a collection of digital pieces created by six migrant artists based in Leeds.

Collaborating with illustrators, animators and filmmakers, each Associate Artist has crafted a short digital piece which responds to the themes of movement and change. The varied programme includes contemporary dance, illustration and poetry.

Mafwa Theatre’s Associate Artist Programme is a 12 month programme funded by the National Lottery and Arts Council England and co-created with 6 Associate Artists, developing their artistic practice, offering mentorship and professional development and a chance to create their own work.

Mafwa will be featuring each of the 6 pieces on their website between 29.10.21 and 2.12.21. You can view them here.

‘From the Shadows to the Light’ by Iman

A short film about a woman moving away from her fears and finding a way out of the shadows. Iman is a writer and poet with an MA in Greek and Roman History. Iman has performed her poetry at open mic poetry nights and has recently started a Cultural Learning and Participation officer apprenticeship with Open Source Arts.

From the shadows to the Light – Iman Animation final from Mafwa Theatre on Vimeo.

About Mafwa

Mafwa Theatre is a community theatre company which brings refugees, asylum seekers and settled communities together in Leeds. They use drama and the arts to create work that celebrates our similarities and differences, brings people together and speaks truth to power. They use their platform to highlight and enable development opportunities for artists and theatre makers from migrant backgrounds, advocate for migrant rights and celebrate diverse communities.

Follow Mafwa on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @MafwaTheatre

With thanks to Counterpoint Arts, Arts Council England, The National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, East Street Arts and Leeds Inspired.