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Brownton Abbey

Brownton Abbey Talk Show

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The latest creation from Brownton Abbey, your Afro-Futurist performance collective centring and celebrating disabled queer people of colour. Usually renowned for their radically inclusive performance parties the collective has adapted and distilled their project for a digital landscape showcasing new performance film commissions paired with frank and open conversation between artists from the Brownton Abbey universe and its creator Tarik Elmoutawakil. Featuring Sonny Nwachukwu, Malik Nashad Sharpe, B2B and Lasana Shabazz.

An evolving, international performance collective, centring and celebrating disabled, queer people of colour, Brownton Abbey’s kaleidoscopic events investigate and reclaim traditions of ritual and spirituality from within these marginalised, intersectional communities.

Renowned for Afro-futurist performance parties, the collective now adapts their pioneering work for a digital landscape. Coming to the Horizon Showcase is Brownton Abbey: Talk Show, a frank and open conversation with artists and collaborators from the Brownton Abbey universe. Join their Afro-Futurist Space-Church for exclusive screenings premiering brand new commissions together with the ‘Talk Show’ element between each work: Conversations between the performers and Brownton Abbey’s creator, Tarik Elmoutawakil.

Featuring performance film works from Sonny Nwachukwu, Malik Nashad Sharpe, B2B (Nima Séne) and Lasana Shabazz.

Brownton Abbey is an evolving international performance collective, centring and celebrating disabled, queer people of colour, Brownton Abbey’s kaleidoscopic events investigate and reclaim traditions of ritual and spirituality from within these marginalised, intersectional communities.

Brownton Abbey originated with their immersive Afro-Futures themed performance parties have exploded in demand across the UK since 2018 with both radical inclusion and exclusion. They have transformed venues such as Southbank Centre, Brighton Dome (Brighton Festival), Glasgow School of Art (Take Me Somewhere), with a growing international audience (Toronto’s Cripping the Arts festival). Since the pandemic, the collective has adapted its work for a digital landscape.

Brownton Abbey is a Marlborough Productions Project created by Tarik Elmoutawakil and Creatively Produced by Rob Jones.

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Tarik Elmoutawakil Brownton Abbey Lead Artist
Rob Jones Creative Producer
Amina Yousif Editor
Laura Edmans Assistant Producer
Ali Gordon BSL Interpreter

B2B – A film by B2B
Nima Séne B2B/Lead Artist
Matthew Arthur Williams Director/Editor/Sound design
Gillian Katungi Performer
Chirstian Noelle Chalres Set Assistant
Sabrina Henry Costume

All I ever wanted – A film by Malik Nashad Sharpe
Malik Nashad Sharpe Lead Artist
Nick Virk Director & Editor
Marcus Ebanks Director of photography
Charley Zen First AC
Nova Sound Design
Manwigs Hair
Umber Ghauri Make Up Artist

Where are you from? – A film by Lasana Shabazz
Lasana Shabazz Lead Artist
Mimi Koku Director & Editor
Natalja Safronova Director of Photography
Rufai Ajala Gaffer
Alex Bledsoe Production Assistant

Re(Union) – A film by Sonny Nwachukwu
Sonny Nwachukwu Lead artist
Myah Jeffers Director
Rufai Ajala Director of Photography
Xana Sound Design
Dominika Besińska First AC
Kristof Szentgyorgyvary Gaffer
Sean Phillips Production Manager
Megan Borrman Runner
Amina Yousif Editor

Brownton Abbey. Photo by Matthew Arthur Williams
Brownton Abbey. Photo by Matthew Arthur Williams