Picture of our students with  Maria Paul

Our Theatre and Performance degree students took part in a workshop with Nwoko Arts. The session looked at cultural identity with students exploring their heritage and family backgrounds.

The workshop developed and delivered by Maria Paul, allowed students to explore elements of racism faced by a range of minority groups in society today, discussing their own experiences with discrimination.

Maria Paul, the writer and director of the upcoming theatre show, Sweet Mother, is passionate about delivering sessions that allows students to express and tell a story in relation to their own experiences.

Sweet Mother is “an ongoing Oral History project charting the stories of local white women from the L8 community who fell in love and married black men in a time of racial unrest in the 1960s and 70s.” The performance looks at four women who became lifelong friends, all who had two things in common, interracial relationships and the community that they made their home.

Sweet Mother will be at Liverpool Royal Court Studio, with performances on 13th-14th March 2020. Tickets for the Liverpool based show can be found at https://liverpoolsroyalcourt.com/whats-on/sweet-mother/.

Nwoko Arts Workshop