A new play specially commissioned for those living in Direct Provision.

Untitled design

deities by wearegriot

With the support of the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts, Festival in a Van with We Are Griot want to ensure that voices are heard and seen, and all stories told.

In 2023 Festival in a Van commissioned We Are Griot: FELISPEAKS (Felicia Olusanya), Dagogo Hart and Samuel Yakura; three Nigerian Irish poets and storytellers to create a performance piece. The resulting work, Deities, premiered at Balseskin Reception Centre with Festival in a Van on Sunday 6 August 2023.

We hope to tour this production more extensively in 2024. Contact Festival in a Van for more details.