Bush Summer Sessions

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Join us this summer for live music, podcasts and food pop-ups.

This summer, a bold and provocative programme of live podcasts and musicians will be taking over, followed by DJs playing till late on the Bush terrace. We’ll also be home to several food pop ups, serving up delicious Nigerian, Caribbean and BBQ dishes and we’ll be screening the biggest sporting events of the summer, including the UEFA European Championships and Wimbledon.

Veepa & Co are curating a series of live events including The Big Black Quiz; testing your knowledge on everything from the first black Britons to Tyler Perry’s poor wig choices. We’ll then bring in Pride Season with Mary & Friends Live and celebrate one year of lesbian excellence at Dykes and Mic Podcast’s first live show. And if you’re looking forward to carnival as much as we are, come and buss a whine at Rai the DJ’s Summer Party which is guaranteed to be a shut down.

Vegan Nigerian – Nigerian cuisine
14 June

Angry Black Kitchen  – Nigerian cuisine
21 June, 26 July, 9 August

Original Flava – Caribbean cuisine
12 July

Brothers BBQ Brunches – good music, good food
28 June, 2 August, 16 August

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Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

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An Open Letter to the Culture Secretary from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse Theatre Artistic Directors and cultural leaders on the importance of protecting representation in the sector

The Rt Hon Olivier Dowden CBE Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 100 Parliament Street London SW1 2BQ Dear Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Culture, Throughout the last decade, British theatre has led the world with regard to the Black, Asian and ethnic diversity on our stages. Many of those actors…

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Since closing our doors, the Bush team has continued working hard to bring exciting new voices to the UK stage. As part of this work, we are producing a series of 10 Minute Masterclasses to support anyone who is interested in writing and plays. In our latest 10 Minute Masterclass, Bush Artistic Director, Lynette Linton, guides…

10 Minute Masterclass | How to write a character with their own autonomy

Since closing our doors, the Bush team has continued working hard to bring exciting new voices to the UK stage. As part of this work, we are producing a series of 10 Minute Masterclasses to support anyone who is interested in writing and plays. In our latest 10 Minute Masterclass, Bush Associate Director, Daniel Bailey,…