Every word counts

Goldfish Bowl

Goldfish Bowl


Born in Nigeria.
Climb a mango tree.
Get hit by a Peugeot 405.
Move to the North Peckham Estate. 
Fall in love with Khami. 
Have a fight by the P.E gym.
Start writing Grime lyrics.
Begin selling drugs.
Get my heart broken by Abigail.
Get stabbed.
Get shot.
Read a book.
Change everything.

A thrilling mix of spoken word, theatre, music and illustration based on the life and works of Caleb Femi - young people's poet laureate for London.

At 18 years old, recovering from a gunshot wound, Caleb sat in a hospital bed reading Frankenstein. Goldfish Bowl tells the story as to how and why this book, and this moment in his past, changed his future. 

With live music from rapper and producer Lex Amor and illustrations by Olivia Twist, Goldfish Bowl interrogates the many small, but defining moments that make up a life. 

A collaboration between The Paper Birds theatre company and Caleb Femi. 
Funded by Arts Council England, co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Roundhouse and The Albany. 


Running time: 60 mins
Age recommendation: 14+


Event details

Fri 15 Jun 2018, 7:30pm

Captioned by STAGETEXT

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Venue details

Battersea Arts Centre
Lavender Hill
SW11 5TN

Phone: 020 7223 2223

Email: boxoffice@bac.org.uk

Website: Battersea Arts Centre

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