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Notting Hill Carnival 2015

21 August
Ayesha Casely-Hayford (actress) and Helen Boast (music photographer) At Notting Hill Carnival 2013

CARNIVAL! Notting Hill Carnival will be here soon. Apart from going along to watch with mates over the years, Carnival, is not something I know much about. We don’t celebrate it in Ghana, I don’t really understand it. SO I am doing it! This year, I have been invited to learn about Carnival and experience it properly […]

Face to Face Festival 2015

01 July
Claire Dowie and Ayesha Casely-Hayford

When I look at you face to face and share my stories, it confirms I am not alone. I have been creating solo shows since I left drama school in 2012. Going to a relatively unknown drama school, without accreditation (and which has since shut down), has given me wings of opportunity. The syllabus was […]

Thomas Pocklington Trust

16 May
Ayesha Casely-hayford Thomas Pocklington Trust

Ayesha Casely-Hayford | Voice Artist blog “Thomas Pocklington Trust offers people who are blind or have sight loss the support they require to lead an independent life, based on their individual requirements”. Where do I start with never taking for granted the privilege of health? We don’t know how blessed and fortunate we are until we […]

With You Always

22 April
Ayesha Casely-Hayford blog

With You Always is a new play by BBC award-winning playwright Mark Ralph-Bowman. Ayesha Casely-Hayford | blog John Sailsman (actor, writer, director) is directing us. I’ve never worked with Mark, John or any of the cast for that matter so this is another exciting and new adventure. With You Always looks at western development investment […]

Can We Remove the Black?

13 March
Ayesha Casely-Hayford by Peta Lily

Ayesha Casely-Hayford | Actress blog The National Theatre has been organising a series of discussions on plays. It has called it the Black Plays Series. I made it to the discussion called ‘Township plays”, which was led by Natasha Bonnelame. We looked at and discussed plays that were created via a workshop process by Athol […]

TRAID

06 March
Ayesha Casely-Hayford

Ayesha Casely-Hayford | Actress blog TRAID  – or Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development -is a company working with secondhand clothing. ‘Change your clothes for good’, ‘Secondhand First’. TRAID manages clothes donation banks and arranges to collect second hand clothing from homes. It recycles clothes and produces new designs in collaboration with fashion designers […]