CYC + Young Identity: Old Tools > New Masters ≠ New Futures

What does a postcolonial future look like? Maybe it looks like Beyonce in the Louvre or a Black Panther out-take or maybe we can come up with something even better…

Developing an alternative tour of Manchester Art Gallery, Contact Young Company and Young Identity invited audiences to think differently, ask questions, dismantle the gallery experience and explore what it means to decolonise public culture.

Directed by Tunde Adefioye (dramaturg at KVS, the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels), this mouthy Mancunian mix-up will use both poetry and theatre as creative tools.

The performance is accompanied by a collection of original poetry presented as a Zine


Produced by Contact and Young Identity in partnership with Manchester Art Gallery

Director: Tunde Adefioye (KVS)
Co-Director: Ruby-Ann Patterson
Designer: Alison Erika Forde

Poetry Facilitator: Reece Williams
Stage Manager / Technician (Contact): Lynsey Akehurst
Stage Manager / Technician (Contact): Melanie Paget
Producer – Keisha Thompson
Learning Manager (Manchester Art Gallery): Kate Day
Curator (Manchester Art Gallery) – Kate Jesson

Special thanks to: James Moss & Steve Slack (Portico Library), Chukwudi Onwudiwe (Chuck Gallery), Cilla Baynes, Linda Brogen and the Reno 12, the cast of coletivA ocupação, Erinma Ochu, Rob Drummond (Manchester Metropolitan University), Amy Lawrence, Roma Havers, Shirley May, Jackie Hagan, Bonnie Schwarz, Lizzy Tait and Caitlin Gleeson

Lead Images by Oscar Lister