Here are the shows from the UK and Nigeria for the curated aspect of the 2018 edition of the festival which will take place from 27 February to 4 March 2018 in various venues across Lagos.

All curated productions will be held at the festival hub – Freedom Park. 

We have selected work that is experimental, fresh and innovative and uses space creatively and unconventionally. The productions are multidisciplinary and combine various art forms to create pieces that are thought provoking, engaging and entertaining.

Dialing Love | Kininso Koncepts

When Audu a gateman from the North falls in love with Bosede, the daughter of a rich Yoruba man, he couldn’t bring himself to tell her. So he became Fred, a rich boy from V.I. But that was when his real problems started. Money or Love, time will tell.

Venue: Grill Station

Saturday 03 March | 3 p.m. | 7 p.m.

Sunday 04 March | 3 p.m. | 7 p.m. 

Waking Julius Beggar | Magni-Cedar Production House

The church, the community and the government are faced with the accusation of the tragic demise of Julius. Was it negligence, irresponsibility or fate?

Venue: Behind iGroove Radio

Thursday 01 March | 6.00 p.m.

Friday 02 March | 6.00 p.m. 

Saturday 03 March | 6.00 p.m. 

Sunday 04 March | 7.00 p.m. 

Panty Liners | 1000 Stories Production

Jumobi has been married for 5 years, but everything is not well. Her panty liners remind her of memories buried but this time she has to face it. Kola is impatient and this time, answers must come. 

Venue: Food Court

Thursday 01 March| 6 p.m. 

Friday 02 March | 6 p.m. 

Saturday 03 March | 6 p.m. 

Sunday 04 March | 6 p.m.

Quarter Life Crisis | Yolanda Mercy

Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right to find the perfect match. Even though she’s a Londoner, born and bred, the scent of Lagos peppers her existence in the ends. Everyone around her seems to know where they’re going in life, but she’s just trying to find ways to cheat growing up and keep her 16-25 railcard. Quarter Life Crisis mixes addictive baselines, spoken word and audience participation. 

Venue: kongi's Harvest Gallery

Thursday 01 March | 6.40 p.m.

Friday 02 March | 6.40 p.m.

Saturday 03 March | 3.40 p.m. | 6.40 p.m. 

Sunday 04 March | 3.40 p.m.|6.40 p.m. 

Strelitzia | Poedio Productions

"STRELITZIA … A Journey to Self” is an experiential poetry and art installation project. It is an interactive event which aims to compel the audience (as story bearers) to un-burden themselves of at least one story from their lives as they journey within the confines of a physical “diary” through musical, film, poetry and instrumental interplays that cause the mind to return to self. It will be entertaining, inspiring and therapeutic.

Venue: The Ramp

Wednesday 28 February | 7 p.m.

Thursday 01 March | 7 p.m.

Friday 02 March | 7 p.m.

Saturday 03 March | 3 p.m.| 5 p.m.| 7 p.m.| 8 p.m. 

Sunday 04 March | 3 p.m.| 5 p.m.| 7 p.m.| 8 p.m. 

The Illusion of Truth | Mara Menzies

How far would you go to achieve your Heart's desire?

Tuesday 27 February | 7 p.m.

Wednesday 28 February | 7 p.m. 

Thursday 01 March | 7 p.m. 

Register to attend for free here