Moko Jumbie Programme

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Are you a creative practitioner or want to start a career in the creative industry? Do you live, work or study in Greenwich?

Learn the art of Moko Jumbie!

The workshops are open to adults and young people aged 12+. Wear your trainers and drop in any time to have a go on the stilts!

Complete the full training programme. Get paid!

Join us for a full programme of FREE 9 workshops and develop practical stilt walking skills and techniques, while gaining knowledge of an expression of African, Caribbean culture experienced through a traditional Carnival art form.

We are also keen to hear from Creative Professionals who would like to learn to stilt walk and broaden their practice.

The programme will start on 2nd March and finish on 25th May and will be held at Rothbury Hall, in Greenwich.

Dates:

27th April

11th May

25th May

8th June

29nd June

Please wear trainers if possible. A comfortable, old pair will be perfect.

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE FULL PROGRAMME!

THE ART OF THE MOKO JUMBIE:

The art of the Moko Jumbie takes its heritage from West Africa and the Caribbean and is very much a unifying force acknowledging the strong spiritual and cultural links between Africa and the wider diaspora. Having traveled from West Africa the Moko Jumbie finds its home in Carnival as a playful spirit watching over communities.

Emergency Exit Arts is working with Sunshine International Arts, who specialise in Carnival Arts and have a background in Carnival Traditions and the history of Moko Jumbies, creating costumes and working with Carnival artists and performers.

If you have any queries, please email [email protected]

Funded by the Royal Borough of Greenwich for Black History 365 #BH365

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Event details

Wed 2 February 2022 • All day

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