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Arawelo: The Production

£80 of £1,500 goal

Raised by 8 people in 12 months
Created October 23, 2017
Arawelo
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A story based on the most notorious Somali Warrior Queen- Arawelo. We love performing arts and empowering stories from the BAME community. We want to share the deep culture and history of the Somali people. Through storytelling, we want to create a platform for BAME female artists to play more diverse roles in the performing arts.  

The story of Arawelo is one shrouded in mystery and myths. Some say she is just a myth, while others argue her case a living legend. Either way, they all agree on one thing, she was a pioneer in female empowerment, and a castrato of men. A femme fatal with a deadly aim, a badass Warrior Queen who brought peace to her kingdom.

The production will showcase a range of Somali dances, music, poetry, traditional customs, nomadic stage props.
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The money to be spent as detailed below.

We will use the funds to cover:

- Actor's fees
-Customs and Props 
- Marketing and Printing
- Administration 
- Music 
- Volunteers reimbursements 

Without your contributions, we will not be able to continue producing this amazing production. We are working towards enriching the performing arts sector through diversity and authentic representations of BAME communities and their stories. 


We host our first ARAWELO event and it was so amazing to see everyone there! We loved your suggestion of holding similar events in the near future. And so we did, at London Somali Week Festival this October. We performed two shows and both SOLD OUT! 

The Broadway Theatre, Barking SOLD OUT! 22nd October 2018

We performed to over 300 people with 
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Rich Mix SOLD OUT! 23rd October 2018
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We were so honoured to find out that Hibo Nuura came to watch the performance. She is one of the greatest Somali artist, a legend who was in the Waabari Company and who played Arawelo in 1970. 



Scratch Performance, March 2018 - SOLD OUT!

Performed at Fresh Ground, Clapham Junction. 
10.03.2018 at Arawelo: Celebration of Womanhood event. Q&A after the performance of our scratch show.


Queen of Sheba International, will withdraw the money to be spent as detailed above.
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Keep a look out for our 3rd performance of ARAWELO at @communitytrust2 (SW9 0TE). Tickets are limited to those coming from outside the Stockwell Park and surrounding areas.

We've got planned for you free Somali traditional food and snacks. Tickets to the event are FREE but we'd appreciate any contributions towards production costs. Becoming a backer means we can continue to offer projects that make theatre more accessible to a wider audience who otherwis wouldn't be able to enjoy all the beauty the performing arts has to offer.

Most seats have now been reserved for the local community. And the remaining tickets will go live again soon once we confirm the new dates.

P.s. you can support us by buying one of our ARAWELO t-shirts (S M L, fitted) £12 Email us at arawelo.queenshebaintl@gmail.com or message us on any of our social media platforms @arawelotheplay to make your purchase.
The Arawelo Team
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We've had such a successful two performances at London Somali Week Festival. We performed at the Broadway Theatre, Barking and Rich Mix ,;with both shows were SOLD OUT! We had such an amazing time sharing the story of Arawelo. This production has been in the making for just over a year now. And it was such a lovely anniversary to perform during Black History Month as part of the biggest Somali Festival in the UK and Europe.
Please follow all of our latest updates and let us know what you thought with the hastag #arawelotheplay. We'd love your feedback if you managed to come see us at #SWF2018
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A little about our play for those new to our project. We've been working on 'Arawelo' since September 2017. We've developed the script, amazing women from the community joined our cast and crew growing into a tight knit ensemble. We're really grateful for all of our previous backers when we did the scratch show back in March.

Help us spread the word and share with your friends & family- we really appreciate your support

For all the latest updates follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @AraweloThePlay and @queenshebaintl
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Another week of rehearsals comes to an ended and one step closer to our opening show at the hottest Somali festivals in Europe at London Somali Week Festival.

We have so much we can't wait to share with you these coming weeks. If you would like to get exclusive access to our behind the scenes, interviews with the Arawelo Company become a backer today. For our contributors we have awesome rewards up for grabs.
Follow us for all of our latest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @AraweloThePlay

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