HomeBrew: A Symphony of Somerset
Artist: Akulah Agbami
Title: A Symphony of Somerset
Format: Live Event & Podcast
There are 36 Somersets around the world, and Akulah Agbami wants to encounter them all.
Embarking on an ambitious digital expedition, Akulah will combine live online events and podcasting to discover what being from Somerset means, whether you’re Jamaican, South African or Tasmanian. What ties us together. What makes us unique.
A Symphony of Somerset will launch with three unique live digital events on 21 and 22 August (times TBC), featuring artists and residents from Somersets around the world. Uncovering delightful coincidences and stirring stories, places to remember and places of import.
Akulah Agbami is the conductor of this mesmerising journey through time and space which is ultimately a celebration of what it means to be human. Poetry, film, photography and music come together in this special reflective piece.
This will be followed by a podcast series, delving deeper into our global Somerset heritage.
Free tickets for this live event are available HERE.
A Symphony of Somersets is hosted on Zoom. All audience members will receive an email with an access link to the event 2 hours before the event starts.
An artist of Afrikan origin, I see creativity as a sacred river. Sometimes there is a trickle, other times a torrent. Sometimes I will dip and scoop water for myself. Other times, the watering will be a vast collective adventure, refreshing other thirsty souls.
Poetry, plays, dance – they all flow into one, like a batik print. This is who I am – an explorer of life in Taunton, where I live and a nurturer of others, across the world where I reside.
Art uplifts us all, carries us to where we need to be. A river.