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We Dance We Work We Sing

19 March
Ayesha Casely-Hayford We Dance We Work We Sing

Solo Theatre  My solo theatre piece created in workshop with director Colin Watkeys is called “We Dance We Work We Sing”. I used Colin’s creative techniques to create my show. Everyone can learn these techniques! Just go along to his Face to Face Festivals and workshops currently at the Actors Centre, Covent Garden. We Dance We Work We […]

Afro Archives Episode Ten

14 November
Afro Archives, A Performer's World

Afro Archives Episode Ten: Why Go Natural With Your Hair? “Why Go Natural With Your Hair?”   “It’s important to go natural because it’s who we are…let loose…let ourselves out…just be you” – says actress Alice Fofana. I wanted to ask this question “ Why Go Natural With Your Hair?” for our October release because it […]

Afro Archives Episode Nine

07 November
Afro Archives, A Performer's World

Afro Archives Episode Nine: What Do You Do After You’ve Washed Your Hair? What Do You Do After You’ve Washed Your Hair? Shrinking hair, flexible hair, shiny, soft, fresh, bouncy – leave-in conditioner, no conditioner, blow-dry or shake it and go. Such variety among the actors in Afro Archives Episode Nine as we describe what we do […]

Afro Archives Episode Eight

31 October
Afro Archives, A Performer's World

Afro Archives Episode Eight: How Do You Take Your Hair To Work? How Do You Take Your Hair To Work? A reveal into the world of extensions and wigs. The fixable practice of hair for beauty and health reasons. I think of this part of the hair experience as being a secret world. You have to […]

Afro Archives Episode Seven

24 October
Afro Archives A Performer's World

Does Your Hair Affect Preparing Character Parts For Auditions? Until now, the women have dominated Afro Archives, we have a lot to say! This topic of preparing character parts was no exception: “You don’t have an office worker with afro hair” is a theme running throughout. In Afro Archives episode 7 the men give us […]

Afro Archives Episode Six

16 October
Afro Archives A Performer's World by Ayesha Casely-Hayford

What Do You Do With Your Hair For TV and Film Work? Hair Continuity…Afro Archives Episode Six I explored the practicalities of working on screen in Afro Archives Episode Six. TV and films are made sometimes involving scenes being shot out of sequence. There are also possibly re-takes over a period of time. A key part of […]

“I AM LONDON” Historic England

17 July
I Am London Historic England

“I Am London” is a short film produced by Clarence Films for the launch of Historic England’s “Keep It London” Campaign “Keep It London” – says Historic England –  is about keeping London’s big old heart beating. Lots of fuss is made over London, lots of hype.  I love London. It’s where I was born […]

“With You Always” Returns

27 June
With You Always by Mark Ralph-Bowman feat. Ayesha Casely-Hayford

“With You Always” returns this year and we’ll be performing in Oxford at Art at the Old Fire Station on 4th and 5th November 2016 “Money can’t talk, but it can make lies look true” – a South African proverb. “Four women and two men –  all committed to “Overseas Aid” in an unnamed African […]

Afro Archives Episode Five

20 June
Afro Archives A Pefomer's World by Ayesha Casely-Hayford

Afro Archives Episode Five: “What Do you Do With Your Hair For Theatre Rehearsals?” An actor in theatre rehearsals, wants to be free. We do not want to think about our hair. As the practicalities are discussed by the actors on what they do in theatre rehearsals with their afro-textured hair, to manage frizz and […]