Hannah Kumari: Key Stage 3 author event

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Hannah Kumari is a performer, writer and producer who creates original theatre and film. Her aims are to amplify the voices of global majority women and break down stereotypes by showcasing diverse experiences, starting with her own. 

Hannah is the writer and performer of ENG-ER-LAND: a play currently touring theatres nationwide. Inspired by experiences of going to football matches as a mixed-race teenager in the 90s, ENG-ER-LAND blends storytelling, dance and music with 90s nostalgia and tackle’s themes of racism, identity politics, lad culture & working-class masculinity.

In this author event - targeted at key stage three students in Birmingham Stories partner schools - Hannah will discuss her Midlands roots, journey as a theatre-maker, and the complexities of sport and racism that inspired her to write ENG-ER-LAND.

After an initial presentation, students will be invited to ask Hannah questions.

This event is part of our My Commonwealth Story festival - which uses the excitement and passion surrounding the upcoming 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games to motivate and inspire people of all ages to engage with literacy.

Sign-up details

Our five partner schools have been invited to send contingents of key stage three students to attend this event. Teachers and members of the general public can email birminghamstories@literacytrust.org.uk to enquire about bringing their own students; or attending as a guest.