The Midnight Run // Discover After Dark.

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The Radar Festival Midnight Run

The Radar Festival Midnight Run:

‘Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost’ and ‘Discover After Dark’ are slogans to describe a typical Midnight Run, an event pioneered and hosted by Inua Ellams that gathers complete strangers to play, walk, explore and reclaim the streets and hidden spaces in cities.

This Midnight Run in collaboration with Bush Theatre, will begin at the theatre at 5.45pm and explore the surrounding neighbourhoods, basketball courts, playgrounds, courtyards and parks until midnight. Participants are advised to dress for the weather, bring money for food and above all a healthy sense of adventure. As always the run features artists local to the area and we have:

Filmmaker: Nathan David Bryon
Poet: Yrsa Daley-Ward
Photographer: Yasmin Akim
Theatre: Jamie Rocha Allan
Historian: Rudy Perkins

Nathan Bryon is a 22 year old actor / writer / filmmaker. He co-owns Kool Beanz Productions with long time collaborator Stuart Mackenzie. Kool Beanz have focused on comedy over the last few years, creating the ‘Mackenzie and Bryon Show’. Last summer, the team made three short films: ‘Blocks’ with Sheila Hancock James Purefoy and Ewan Stewart, written and by Nathan and Stuart, ‘Maybe In Lisbon’ for the Bush Theatre and Romeo and Juliet with First Rung Theatre company. Nathan is currently writing episodes for CBBC’s hit show Rastamouse and as part of the Radar Festival, his play Negril Beach will be run on November 14th at the Bush Theatre.

website: http://koolbeanzproductions.co.uk
twitter: @NathanBryon

Yrsa Daley-Ward is an actor, writer and poet of mixed West Indian and West African heritage, born and raised in Lancashire and now living in London. Drawing heavily on her own experiences, Yrsa interweaves each discipline to fuse poetry with theatre, music and storytelling and has been writing for as long as she can remember. Her debut collection of short stories ‘On Snakes and Other Stories’, is published by 3:AM Press. Yrsa has performed her work at several theatre and performance spaces in London including the Soho and Lyric theatre, Rich Mix and the Albany. Her poetry has also been exhibited at the Tate Modern.

website: http://thiswillnotlast.tumblr.com
twitter: @yrsadaleyward

Yasmine Akim is a freelance photojournalist based in London. She has a background in art and design and is currently studying a BA in photography at the London College of Communication. She started working as a house photographer for the Roundhouse Studios before she was 18. Since then she has documented the Turning Point Festival, Bestival and several artists including Flying Lotus, Echo and the Bunnymen and a metropolis screening with the London Contemporary Orchestra. She has exhibited her work at the Roundhouse, The London College of Communication and the Rich Mix. She has also worked for the satirical cult publication FUN Magazine launched by the art collective Real Gold and printed by Ditto Press.

website: http://yasmineakim.tumblr.com

Jamie Rocha Allan trained as an actor originally at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. After graduating he completed an MFA at Birkbeck University in Theatre Directing. He has just finished at the Globe as a text assistant on Macbeth and before that he was at the RSC as an Assistant Director and Director. He has also worked as Associate Director on Frantic Assembly’s Othello, and has directed in a variety of drama schools and theatres in London. Along with Zoo Nation’s Musical Director, Dj Walde, Jamie is Co-Artistic Director of the Howl Back Brothers

IMPORTANT INFO:

When: Friday 15 November, 5.45pm
Where: Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ
Tickets: £8 (Pre bookings only)
Booking: http://bit.ly/1caafXt
Tel: 020 8743 5050

This is what a Midnight run looks like: http://vimeo.com/69694810

And a TEDx Talk I gave about the run: xEG0V7ahGKk

See you then. Inua xx

The Spoke Water Walk Midnight Run

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Spoke Water Walk Midnight Run:

‘Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost’ and ‘Discover After Dark’ are slogans to describe a typical Midnight Run, an event pioneered and hosted by Inua Ellams that gathers complete strangers to play, walk, explore and reclaim the streets and hidden spaces in cities. This Midnight Run in partnership with A New Direction, Apples and Snakes and Spread the Word (SPOKE) will focus on National Day’s Theme of Water. We will begin at Hackney Town Hall at 5.45pm and explore the surrounding neighbourhoods, basketball courts, playgrounds, courtyards, parks and Canals until midnight. ‘Participants’ are advised to dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, bring a pen, a lighter, cash for food, an old newspaper and above all a healthy sense of adventure. As always, the run features artists from the borough and we have:

Raymond Antrobus
Michael Garrett
Giordano Di Pino-Forino
Alex Mills

Poet: Raymond Antrobus:

Raymond Antrobus is a Spoken Word poet and educator, born and bred in Hackney. He is co-curator of popular London poetry events Chill Pill (Soho Theatre and The Albany) and Keats House Poets. His second collection ‘Shapes & Disfigurements Of Raymond Antrobus’  is published by Burning Eye Books. He writes a blog dedicated to Poetry-Films, Social Commentary, Interviews and Spoken Word at www.raymondantrobus.com // @RaymondAntrobus

Filmmaker: Michael Garrett:

Recently moved to Hackney, Michael is still finding his London legs and discovering the quirky cultural gems that encrust its crown. He started making films with his sister Kate only one year ago, but has already received widespread recognition from numerous competitions festivals including a runner-up position at London’s HELD Festival and second place at FilmPoem Festival. His passion lies in working with visual artists and design practitioners. Website at www.garrettandgarrett.co.uk // @Garrett_videos

Photographer: Giordano Di Pino-Forino

Giordano Di Pino-Forino is a London born photographer of Italian heritage. He studied at St Charles Sixth Form where he developed his love of photography. He finished A Level courses attaining ABB grades. He’s currently freelancing and has worked with the likes of Bastille, Ed Sheeran, The Sugarbabes, Devlin, MTV, Oceana and Google. www.flickr.com/officialdoctorg // @its_drg 

Singer/Songwriter: Alex Mills.

Alex Mills made a name for herself in working with some of the UK’s finest. From Wretch 32 Black & Tinchy Stryder to featuring on Tricky’s ‘Puppy Toy’ which she debuted on Jools Holland. She co-wrote and featured on one of the biggest selling house tracks of 2012 ‘Miguel Campbells Something Special’ and more recently in 2013 ‘Crying Wolf’ with No Artificial Colours. This year she landed a number 1 in the Trax source chart with her collaboration with Joey Negro, a sync to American TV series Drop Dead Diva and further collaborations. Alex Mills is undoubtedly a name we’ll be hearing more of in the near future. // @AlexMillsMusic

IMPORTANT INFO:

When: Friday 4 October, 5.45pm
Where: Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, London E8 1EA
Tickets: £5 (Pre bookings only)
Booking: www.applesandsnakes.org/page/3726

See you then!

This is what a Midnight run looks like: http://vimeo.com/69694810

And a TEDx Talk I gave about the run: xEG0V7ahGKk

See you then.Inua xx 

The Ideas Tap Midnight Run 2

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Hey Guys, 

Hope all is well, as promised yesterday here are details of the final featured creative for the Ideas Tap Midnight Run today: The Photographer and The TaiChi Master.

The Photographer:

Sonia Sharma, lover of life and a magnet for the weird and wonderful has an accidental history of causing a scene! Or at the very least, photographing one. Born and raised in west London, she has returned to the city as a freelance photographer, after almost a decade of wandering the country in search of stories and magic. Her portfolio of work can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/fotosharma.

The TaiChi Master:

Amaia was born and bread in the Basque Country, north of Spain, 32 years ago. She worked in both the advertising and fashion industries until she discovered tai chi few a years ago and decided to swap high heels and seasonal collections with bare feet and helping people be fitter, stronger and calmer - some, even happier! I have wanted to do Tai Chi to the sun rising over Waterloo Bridge and this is how the Midnight Run will end.

IMPORTANT INFO:

We will begin at 5:45pm on the 16th to finish on the 17th at 6am.

THE MEETING PLACE:

London Bridge Station, Joiner Street entrance, beside Starbucks, opposite Guy’s Hospital, London. Remember to come dressed for the weather, bring a pen to write with, cash for food, and above all, come with an open mind and expect the unexpected.

See you tonight!

This is what a Midnight run looks like: https://vimeo.com/47078100

And a TEDx Talk I gave about the run: http://youtu.be/xEGSee you thInua 

The Ideas Tap Midnight Run

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Hey Guys, 

Hope all is well and you are gearing up for the Midnight Run this Friday. I am deep in the planning stages and fine-tuning things, but it is shaping up to be a really great one. The five artists have been chosen and I’d like to present the first three to you, The Filmmaker, The Lightpainter and The Storyteller.

The Filmmaker:

Filmmaker Ben Garfield, a born and bred Londoner, still finds it tricky to get his head around the myriad wonders of this wonderful, dangerous, strange and sexy city. He has had his short films chosen as part of the official selections for the BFI Future Film Festival 2013 and Sundance London’s 2013 Short Film Competition and recently directed the winning film in Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival “Show us your Shorts” competition. You can find much of his work, including a short film about London at Night, on his website: http://bengarfield.com - he is really, really good, I personally love this by him: https://vimeo.com/71330281.

The Light painter:

Michael Petiafo is a qualified image scientist with 15 years experience working in the fields of youth, dance and photography. With this acquired knowledge, Michael has been able to develop fun and interactive projects for young people and adults. These projects have included photography mentoring, dance workshops and motivational works to challenge self improvement. Michael is based in Brixton and uses his studio as a creative hub for the arts with a main focus on photography and dance. Lately he has been working on light painting projects for organisations in London and Kent. Michael’s passion stems from his desire to show how we are greater than the sum of our parts. 

The Storyteller:

Born in Oxford in 1992, Gemma loved to perform from a very early age. After leaving school she went to study Performing Arts at Abingdon and Witney College and is now in her final year at East 15 Acting School, studying BA (Hons) World Performance. This course has enabled Gemma to study storytelling through many different performance styles from around the world including classic Indian dance, Kecak and Commedia Dell’arte.  This is Gemma’s first Midnight Run and is she is very excited to be taking part.

IMPORTANT INFO:

We will begin at 5:45pm on the 16th to finish on the 17th at 6am.

THE MEETING PLACE:

London Bridge Station, Joiner Street entrance, beside Starbucks, opposite Guy’s Hospital, London. Remember to come dressed for the weather, bring a pen to write with, cash for food, and above all, come with an open mind and expect the unexpected.

Tomorrow, I will share info about the final 2 artists. Stay tuned!

This is what a Midnight run looks like: https://vimeo.com/47078100

And a TEDx Talk I gave about the run: http://youtu.be/xEG0V7ahGKk

See you there!

Inua 

The Ideas Tap Midnight Run! 16/08/13, hope you can make it. The five featured artists are being recruited through Ideas Tap: http://bit.ly/16nUJUj I shall let you know who they are soon, but save the date. 
We will begin at 5:45pm on the 16th to finish on the 17th at 6am. Meeting place | London Bridge Station, Joiner Street entrance, beside Starbucks, opposite Guy’s Hospital. Remember to come dressed for the weather and to bring cash for food.
See you there!
Inua 

The Ideas Tap Midnight Run! 16/08/13, hope you can make it. The five featured artists are being recruited through Ideas Tap: http://bit.ly/16nUJUj I shall let you know who they are soon, but save the date. 

We will begin at 5:45pm on the 16th to finish on the 17th at 6am. Meeting place | London Bridge Station, Joiner Street entrance, beside Starbucks, opposite Guy’s Hospital. Remember to come dressed for the weather and to bring cash for food.

See you there!

Inua