Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a cross art form practitioner, a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer and founder of the Midnight Run — an international, arts-filled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience.
He is a Complete Works poet alumni and a designer at White Space Creative Agency.
Across his work, Identity, Displacement & Destiny are reoccurring themes in which he also tries to mix the old with the new: traditional african storytelling with contemporary poetry, pencil with pixel, texture with vector images.
His three books of poetry are published by Flipped Eye and Akashic Books, and several plays by Oberon.
The Midnight Run is an arts-filled, night-time cultural journey through urban spaces. It gathers strangers and local artists/activists to explore, play and create whilst the city sleeps. Curated specially for The Balham Literature Festival, this event, led by Inua Ellams, is a walking writing workshop exploring literary histories and talking points from Balham to Brixton
Bradley Garrett is a phenomenon – part parcours expert, part funambulist, part urban explorer. Inua Ellams produces verbal pyrotechnics. Richard Reynolds reclaims public space and harnesses it with the power of plants. These three are no respecters of accepted boundaries.