Born in Nigeria
Climb a mango tree
Get hit by a Peugeot 405
Move to the North Peckham Estate
Fall in love with Khami
Have a fight by the P.E gym
Start writing Grime lyrics
Leave school with 12 GCSEs
Begin selling drugs
Get my heart broken by Abigail
Get stabbed
Get shot
Move to Marylebone
Become an English teacher
Leave teaching
Become a poet
Make a play

Based on the life and works of Young People’s Laureate for London Caleb Femi, Goldfish Bowl is an edgy, loud and vibrant look at the way we view ourselves and the way we view others.

A collaboration with multi-award winning theatre company The Paper Birds, this work-in-progress sharing brings together spoken word, live grime and breath-taking visuals.

Co-commissioned by BAC, Roundhouse, The Albany and Soho Theatre. Supported with public funding by Arts Council England.

About Caleb Femi
Caleb Femi is the Young People’s Laureate for London. He is also an English teacher, filmmaker and photographer.

Caleb’s poetry commissions include the Tate Modern, The Royal Society for Literature, Lit Festival and the Guardian. Caleb has performed at Roundhouse, Barbican, British Library, Royal Festival Hall and many festivals including Latitude, Ed Fringe, Boomtown, Lovebox and Greenbelt to name a few. Caleb also won the Roundhouse Poetry Slam in 2015 and the Genesis Poetry Slam.As a filmmaker, Caleb has released two documentaries What Did Love Taste Like In The 70s? and Heartbreak & Grime.

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