It takes a lot of confidence to be this ridiculous.
It’s been a while since my last post! My apologies. Since the release of ‘Elephant’, my life has been an utter whirlwind! The journey has been educational, entertaining, and damn right interesting. Over the summer, after my book’s release and No Fly on the WALL’s third birthday event, I took a summer break. However, summer is over and I’m back on the scene and there’s plenty coming up, including talks in Parliament, more filming for ‘1500 And Counting’, performances across the UK and in Europe, curating my first exhibition, attending conferences and more.
There’s lots to look forward to and much to do. It should be noted that September is my favourite month. All my faves are born in September (my mum, Beyonce, a few good friends) and after January, it’s a month that marks a fresh start in the calendar. It’s the first month of the final quarter of the year. People are starting new jobs, the new academic year has begun, and everything just feels ‘fresh’. This September is a special one for me as this birthday I’m turning 25. That’s a milestone that I’m still getting my head around.
Next to September, my other favourite month is October – yes, I’m a sucker for Autumn. October tends to be my busiest month for performances and public speaking and it’s the main month in which we in the UK celebrate Black History country wide. Last year I completed my first (and mammoth) Black History Month Tour across the UK. It was an incredible, empowering, and defining experience. I met so many people and performed some of the poems that eventually made up ‘Elephant’. My tour made headlines and started extremely important conversations. Of course, it wasn’t all glamorous though, and I debated long and hard about whether I’d hit the road again this year. After much deliberation, I’ve decided I absolutely must. And I can’t wait to see you all.
‘Where two or more of us gather in her name, we create a congregation.’
More dates are due to be added to the current list so keep an eye out on www.sianabangura.com for the most up to date information.
See you on the road, folks.