News About IROKO

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'The Green Stone Bead '

Date: 21/06/2015
Receives FIVE STARS from London Theatre1.com.
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Alex Oma-Pius's interview with Afridiziak Theatre News

Date: 16/06/2015
"The beauty of African storytelling is that the techniques are so subtle that in a way you are learning without actually knowing that you are learning."
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The African Voice

Date: 18/02/2015
IROKO Theatre Company bringing African culture to London.
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Artistic Director Alex Attends British Museum Diversity Celebration

Date: 13/03/2013
IROKO Theatre's artistic director Alex Oma-Pius appears in the Evening Standard. February 22nd.
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Family Learning Project

Date: 12/11/2012
The Ilford Recorder covers IROKO's Family Learning Project
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Full Steam Ahead with our 'Forgotten Folks Project'

Date: 25/07/2012
IROKO Theatre Company awarded grant of 19,833.
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IROKO/Royal Docks Trust Cultural Jamboree Project 2009-2010

Date: 01/08/2009
We are grateful that The Royal Docks Trust has once again awarded IROKO the sum of 10,000 towards its Cultural Jamboree Project 2009 - 2010.
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IROKO Awarded 83,000 By London Councils

Date: 01/08/2009
IROKO Theatre Company, winner of The Guardian Charity Award "for its innovative approach to education", is thrilled to announce that it has secured funding worth 83,000 from the London Councils.
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Access To Cultural Activities For Children and Young People

Date: 01/08/2009
BBC Children in Need has awarded IROKO 24,990 towards providing cultural activities for children and young people in the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Lambeth, Newham and Southwark.
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Safety Fun Day In Plaistow Park

Date: 01/07/2009
More than 2,000 residents came together in Plaistow Park for fun in the sun at a great community party organised by Plaistow community forum and its active community team.
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1.4 million Lottery Funding for London Family Learning

Date: 28/04/2009
Families across London can enjoy art, music, drama, filmmaking or dance together at Tate Britain, British Film Institute and five other new projects, funded by the Big Lottery Fund (BIG).
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IROKO Cultural Olympiad 2008-2011

Date: 01/08/2008
We are proud to announce that Newham Council, under its Service Specification 2 (Building an Active & Inclusive Community) has commissioned IROKO Theatre Company to delivery IROKO Cultural Olympiad Project 2008-2011.
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The Roots Of African Culture (Newham Magazine)

Date: 07/04/2007
This is a reproduction of an article that appeared in The Newham Mag in April 2007.
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Out of Africa (LDV Magazine Spring Issue 2002)

Date: 01/04/2002
An article about IROKO published in LDV Magazine.
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Taking Centre Stage (The Guardian)

Date: 27/03/2002
Selected excerpts from an article published in The Guardian in March 2002.
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A Giant Step Forward (By Alison Benjamin, The Guardian)

Date: 17/10/2001
Small charities win top Guardian award for innovation. Smaller charities rarely get the recognition they deserve.
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Afro Style By Liza Ramrayka (The Guardian)

Date: 17/10/2001
It's a rainy October day in south-west London and the year four and five pupils (aged between seven and nine) at Priory CE primary school are sitting in the gym hall, surrounded by the usual paraphernalia of climbing ladders, ropes and basketball hoops.
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Village people learning about HIV (Extract from Newham Recorder)

Date: 12/09/2001
The impact of HIV and AIDS on a fictional African village was explored by a group of children in a play devised and staged by them.
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