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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 […]

Representation: Shepperd-Fox Theatrical Agency

19 March
Ayesha Casely-Hayford 2017

Shepperd-Fox Theatrical Agency – my new agents I secured representation with Shepperd-Fox following a performance of an extract from my solo show We Dance, We Work, We Sing as part of a Next Up Talent Showcase. 2017 has begun with one of my greatest wishes coming true. Representation – Shepperd-Fox Shepperd-Fox is a boutique London talent agency based […]

Afro Archives Episode One

01 February
Afro Archives A Performer's World By Ayesha Casely-Hayford

Twelve Episodes of Actors Chatting Hair – different topics, ideas & views.  Episode One: True or False? Your Hair Represents Who You Are Our hair. We are born with it, and there is absolutely nothing we can do to change our natural hair texture. In an article dated 24th January 2014 “The Changing Business of […]

Whose London?

30 December
Ayesha Casely-Hayford

In November at The Southwark Playhouse we performed our play about the changes happening in Brixton London “Where Will We Live?” The Southwark Playhouse  is a lovely theatre venue in Elephant and Castle. There are two theatre spaces, “The Large” and “The Little”. We were in The Little, feeling large because with just over one […]

Verbatim Theatre

18 November
In rehearsals for "Where Will We Live?" Verbatim theatre play by Lucy Curtis and Elizabeth Winkler feat. Ayesha Casely-Hayford, Ivana Mazza-Coates, Olivette Cole-Wilson. Christopher Sherwood, Hilary Derrett, Steven George and Tony McPerson

The provision of social housing. The term “gentrification”. Rising housing prices? Everyone is affected, “rich” and “poor”. When an area has been neglected, degraded, set on fire… then rises – the renaissance of Brixton! When the ones who helped to re-build the area can no longer afford to live there…what will Brixton become? I’ve found […]

Keeping going

14 October
Ayesha Casely-Hayford HIV Voices

It’s been an interesting experience performing as part of HIV Voices, creating a piece but only performing it for an evening then having weeks and months in between performing it again. Keeping going. An event like HIV Voices, it hasn’t exploded, like the HIV being talked about when I was younger, that surrounded Freddy Mercury’s […]

Notting Hill Carnival – Jumping Up

01 September
Ayesha Casely-Hayford and Helen Boast

An amazing last few months! Shooting my second feature film with Tony Oldham and Blackstone Valentine, discovering Notting Hill Carnival.  Freedom, Jumping Up with Mas With A Difference and the Eclipse Band, costumes beautifully made by Flora Nabena. So much pride and love in these two Carnival days. And rum (spot the flasks).    Ayesha […]