23 - 25 October 2020

New Commission

Inua Ellams


  • 15
  • Nov




until 8.15pm

Headshot of poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams

  • Headshot of poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams


Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is an internationally acclaimed poet, playwright and performer. His poetry collections include Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars, Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales, #Afterhours and The Half God of Rainfall. His plays include The 14th Tale, Black T-shirt Collection and Barber Shop Chronicles, which sold out its run at the National Theatre, and received rave reviews at the Royal Exchange. An electrifying performer, Inua regularly explores themes of identity, displacement and destiny in his work.

For this special co-commission by MLF and Manchester Museum, Inua will be performing new verses responding to an artefact taken from Benin and now in Manchester Museum’s collection. Hosted by Sadia Habib, Shared Cultural Heritage City Co-ordinator at Manchester Museum.

This event will take place in the Living Worlds Gallery.

Carer goes free tickets are available for disabled access customers for this event. Please call Quaytickets on 0843 208 0500 or email info@quaytickets.com with your phone no and booking request between 9am – 5pm to book disabled access and carer goes free tickets.