Meet Kate - Heritage Support Officer for Speaking Without Voice

Date: 13/08/2019

The National Lottery Heritage Fund grant provisioned for IROKO Theatre to hire a new Trainee Heritage Support Officer. Kate Kelsall joined IROKO part-time in February - find out what she has been working on...


Kate Kelsall (pictured with our partners Chike Azuonye and Hassan Aliyu from the Nigerian Arts Society UK) joined IROKO part-time in February.

With a professional background in arts/cultural marketing and publicity and fresh from finishing her History Masters at SOAS, Kate was excited to put her passion for history into practice in a community arts context. Since then, among other things, she has been co-ordinating our team of hardworking and creative volunteer researchers. Together they have been exploring all corners of the internet, libraries, academic texts, archives, museums and interviewing leading authorities and practitioners of Nigerian heritage, to collate as much information as possible on Uli, Nsibidi, Aroko and the Talking Drum – past and present practices… and future prospects. We are currently drawing all this rich content together in a resource pack that will be available online for you all to dive into!

Kate arranging the exhibition display.


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