• Newham Council to support the Iranian WOMAN, LIFE, FREEDOM! movement with a ground-breaking artistic performance at Stratford Park
As part of the Newham Unlocked cultural initiative, Newham Council has collaborated with the Greenwich and Royal Docks Festival to host a ground-breaking performance of ‘Women, Life, Freedom’ in Stratford Park at 8pm this Saturday, 26 August.
Through live music, movement and protest theatre WOMAN, LIFE, FREEDOM! will honour the colour, warmth and vitality of Iranian culture, for which a courageous young generation is currently fighting. Unearthing the extraordinary music and voices of women, who, in Iran, cannot be heard freely, this newly commissioned production shines a light on the rich and celebratory culture and the right to express it, that women in Iran have been fighting, since the death of Mahsa Amini almost a year ago.
Presented by Ameena Hamid and directed by an Iranian artist who wishes to remain anonymous, this stirring and joyful event invites audiences to express solidarity with the Woman, Life, Freedom movement.
Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, said:”I am delighted that we are hosting this important performance in Newham. As one of London’s most diverse boroughs this story of women fighting for the right to express their true identities and culture will resonate with so many of our people.
“Our support for this performance is part of our Newham Unlocked cultural initiative. It marks the first of a series of events that will be held to both showcase and celebrate the cultural diversity and richness of our borough, as we prepare our bid to be London Borough of Culture in 2025.’
Newham Unlocked is the Council cultural program that embraces the creativity that exists in the borough and ignites it further by co-creating powerful high-quality arts, cultural and creative activities aimed to reach all parts of Newham’s diverse borough, opening opportunities and enticing people to take part.
For more information about the free event at Stratford Park, Stratford, E15 4PT on Saturday 26 August, 8 pm, please visit the event web page.