Best-selling author and photographer Steve Bloom journeys through the essence and diversity of Africa, capturing colours and cultures in this video preview of his exciting live theatre presentation. Enjoy a visual feast as he shares with the audience this extraordinary continent; through landscapes from desert to jungle, dynamic wildlife, and human life from remote villages to teeming metropolis.
Hear his experiences making the books Living Africa and Trading Places, the Merchants of Nairobi. See silverback mountain gorillas deep in the Congolese rainforest; the tallest sand dunes in the world; the remote tribes of Ethiopia's Omo Valley; endangered black rhino drinking at a moonlit waterhole; Mozambican migrant workers toiling in a gold mine three kilometres below ground; a wildebeest calf in the moments after its birth; pilgrims in the ancient rock-hewn churches of northern Ethiopia; an impala in the dramatic instant of its death, and fishermen on the Niger River at dawn. In this unforgettable event, Steve captures the diversity of the continent where he grew up, and where he has felt compelled to return throughout his life.
Steve Bloom has partnered with The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in this, the bi-centenary of explorer David Livingstone's birth, for a tour of regional UK arts centres and theatres in early 2013. Join him as he articulates the challenges faced by Africa's people and environment in the 21st century.
Wednesday January 23 at 8pm Living Africa – STAMFORD ARTS CENTRE
Wednesday February 20 at 7.45pm Living Africa – THEATR BRYCHEINIOG, BRECON
Thursday February 21 at 7.45pm Living Africa – THE BREWHOUSE THEATRE, TAUNTON
Wednesday February 27 at 7.30pmLiving Africa - THEATRE BY THE LAKE, KESWICK
Wednesday March 6 at 8pm Living Africa – CIVIC AT CENTRAL HALL, DARLINGTON
Friday March 8 at 7.30pm Living Africa - KINGS LYNN FESTIVAL AT THE ARTS CENTRE
Thursday March 21 at 8pm Living Africa - TURNER SIMS, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
In a separate event, Steve will be presenting the prestigious Photovoice lecture at London’s Kings Place in April, covering his work in South Africa in the 1970′s, through to photography in contemporary Africa.
Monday April 29 – Africa – KINGS PLACE LONDON - PHOTOVOICE LECTURE