not typically native

Since 1997, we’ve been making work about who we are. The “we” has changed as the diaspora has developed but the question remains one of the most difficult to answer. Who are we? Who are we? Who are we? Who. Are. We?  ‘Where are you from?’ Shudder. Whilst those four little words set off our […]

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guest blog: dushant’s first week

I’m at the end of my first week at tiata fahodzi and despite the weather, it’s been a fresh start after finishing my BA in Drama at Queen Mary, University of London just last month. I’ve already seen so much of Watford – from walking in and around the town centre (where we had a […]

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stewart’s call to action

A letter from our trustee Stewart… ‘Hello. My name’s Stewart and I am proud to co-chair the board of tiata fahodzi.  I was incredibly moved and honoured to be invited to join the board. tiata fahodzi has a very special place in my affections. For I owe the company a deep and unpayable debt of gratitude. Many (too many) years ago […]

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appreciation post: reni eddo-lodge

On 31 May #tfhq headed to Foyles on Tottenham Court Road (all five floors of it) to attend a discussion with Reni Eddo-Lodge about her new book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race. The conversation was led by Varaidzo, contributor to The Good Immigrant and the arts and culture editor of […]

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bhav does bare lit 17

On 22-23 April, I went to Bare Lit, a literary festival that celebrates writers of colour at Toynbee Studios. I arrived armed with a notebook and an Americano from Pret (TF’s fave coffee shop), ready to engage, learn and furiously nod in agreement – all of those things happened. Never have I been more happy to […]

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good dog: the elephant in the room

When our audiences walk into the auditorium for good dog the first thing they notice on stage is a massive 3 x 3 black cubic structure. It’s been described as ‘stark‘, ‘deceptively simple‘ and ‘ominously evoking dingy tower blocks‘.   This ominous block is an artistic concept endearingly named ‘The Elephant in the Room’, designed by Amelia Jane […]

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good dog: our finest review

We’ve received some great reviews for good dog since it’s been on tour for the last three weeks including The Stage, WhatsOnStage, The Telegraph and The Reviews Hub. However, this review written by Hermione McNamara, a sixth form student from Hexham, who came to our performance in Queen’s Hall Arts Centre last week, was the best one we’ve read […]

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