London: Border Crossings' Origins Festival - The 7 Stages of Grieving

On behalf of our friends at the Border Crossings' Origins Festival we are delighted to invite you to a series of events celebrating Australian Indigenous culture.

The Festival celebrates the world’s indigenous cultures by delivering an electrifying two-week program of art, spectacle and discussion to your doorstep. Origins creates a unique opportunity to engage with indigenous artists, intellectuals and activists at the cutting edge of cultural resistance, environmentalism, and spiritual tradition and as always there is a healthy amount of Australian content. Here, to whet your appetite, are a few of the many incredible events at this year’s festival.  
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 9.00pm, Sunday 18th 8.00pm 
Venue: Rich Mix. £15 / £12 concession
BUY TICKETS - use discount code ORIGINS17 for £8 ticket 

Following his sold out Adelaide Fringe show, stand-up Joshua Warrior, Aboriginal Gigolo joins us in London. His magical act will have you in stitches and his rambunctious one-liners will finish you off as he tackles the day-to-day struggle of having lost the sight in one eye and life as the single father of two boys.  

 "cheeky and loud, black and proud." (Melbourne Comedy Festival)

Monday 19th June 7pm 
Venue: Rich Mix.  £12 / £8 concession 

Prof. Marcia Langton is Associate Provost and Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. During the 1970s she was active in the women's liberation movement, drawing attention to the oppression of indigenous women. In 1993 she was made a member of the Order of Australia for her service as an anthropologist and advocate of Aboriginal issues. An artist, performer, scholar and political activist, Marcia Langton promises to give a provocative and fascinating lecture. Don’t miss the opportunity to see a riveting world-class speaker.

Sunday 18th June 12.30pm 
Venue: Rich Mix £5-£10.75 

A young man reconciles ancient tradition with the modern, urban world in this debut feature from Stephen Page, Artistic Director of Australia’s renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre. Screening in Association with Oz Film Festival.  

“What a spectacular achievement; what a strikingly original piece of work…" (Guardian)
Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June 7.30pm, Sunday 25th 6.30pm 
Venue: Rich Mix. £15 / £12 concession 
BUY TICKETS - use discount code ORIGINS17 for £8 ticket

Twenty years after its triumph at LIFT, Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman’s THE 7 STAGES OF GRIEVING remains a wise and powerful play about the grief of Aboriginal people and the hope of reconciliation. Funny, devastatingly sad, politically relevant and culturally profound as it traverses the phases of Aboriginal history. 
THE 7 STAGES OF GRIEVING is an invitation to face hard truths, join hands and grieve. It shares true and personal stories that need to keep being told.  

 “The text is flawless, the actor close to perfection.” (Daily Review) 

“Theatre at its simplest and grandest, when ancient traditions of culture, storytelling and performance combine their powerful forces.” (The Australian) 

Group(s): Advance


Sun, June 25, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT+0000) Europe/London


Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
London E1 6LA
United Kingdom