The Honey Colony is a decentralised collaboration from Lafawndah and friends, originating from her mixtape series of the same name. Materialising as a live performance at the Southbank Centre in 2018, the Honey Colony is equal parts celebration and provocation, upending the relationship between performer, producer and audience.
After a year of distance, the Honey Colony come together for a residency at Wysing Arts Centre to create new music for their future performances, continuing their explorations into concert experiences with a spirit of positive anarchy and public intimacy. This is an important moment to regroup, to collaborate, to heal together and to create; an opportunity to reconnect in fluid friendships and affinities, and amongst peers whose work is some of the most forward thinking body of music today. Joining the residency will be Lafawndah, Coby Sey, ElHeist, Valentina Magaletti, Crystallmess + guests.
Juliet Jacques will work on a screenplay about British socialist politician Victor Grayson, known for a sensational by-election victory in Colne Valley in 1907 and for disappearing without explanation in 1920. Juliet Jacques is a writer and filmmaker based in London. She has published two books, most recently Trans: A Memoir (Verso, 2015) - her short story collection Variations will be out on Influx Press in June 2021. Her essays, criticism and journalism have appeared in many publications, from The London Review of Books to Tribune, and her short films have screened in galleries and festivalsworldwide. She hosts Suite (212) on Resonance 104.4fm - a radio programme that looks at the arts in their social, cultural, political and historical contexts. She teaches at the Royal College of Art, City Lit and elsewhere.