The festival, will be streaming events throught its Youtube channel on the 26th September.
Supported by Rich Mix, Ignite Fund, Metroland Cultures fund &
Society for Theatre Research Covid-19 support grant, those tuning into the festival can expect commissioned spoken word and sonic performances, scratch works, food treats and comedy skits re-imagined on a digital platform.
Featuring London based Asian artists from Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Uzbekistan, London born Sri Lankan and many more, the festival will start with an online ‘easy-to-follow’ embroidery workshop. Learn to create an empowering imagery to represent an allyship with the womxn in your life. Hosted by Nicole Chui from ThatSewNicole, an embroidery artists who was recently named 25 future faces 25 and under by Evening Standard, and was recently a guest designer for Nike By You- Unseen London.
The festival is also set to present two scratch works ‘Sexy Asians Around Ur Area’ by Camilla Anvar and Zelda Solomon. Both of the artists will be collaborating and exploring stories about being young, loss and ‘Asian-ish-ness’ in today’s climate. The second scratch ‘Precious Cargo’, is a biography of an Vietnamese adoptee, from the world’s largest humanitarian adoption program in 1975 , presented by Australian Children’s Book author
Barton Williams and Singaporean Malay theatre-maker Mohamad Faizal Abdullah.
The other commissioned sonic digital performance will feature another first time collaborators, Adeeb ‘Yung Sultan’ Razak, a rapper and interdisciplinary artist from East London and Arya Rinaldo, a
resident DJ at AAJA in Deptford.
During the live stream there will be an interval performance by ComediAsians, UK’s first all Asian improv troupe and a short break to learn and make your own Central Asian delicacy facilitated by Yuldosh Juraboev from Orzu Arts Theatre & Bar, a Central Asian theatre company based in London, that explores the richness of the performing arts of Central Asia.
RUMAH, which means home in the Malay language, is re-imagining the space for artists from the various Asian diasporas in London to integrate & collaborate.
A percentage of the donations received will be shared with Rich Mix’s #SaveOurVenues campaign.
RumahFest will take place on the 26th September from 6pm to 8.30pm and will be available to watch here. To find out more visit: https://www.ticketsignite.com/event/3229/-rumahfest-online