Eng-er-land @ The Den in M8

Written and performed by Hannah Kumari; Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair

  • Presented by Hannah Kumari and WoLab
  • 4 August 2022
  • On Tour / External

Part of The Den in M8 festival.


“Walking up to Highfield Road for the first time was mind blowing. Seeing all the other people with their shirts and scarfs, feeling like you’re part of that, feeling that excitement in the air.”

1997. Last year England made it to the semi-finals of Euro 96, Gina G came eighth in Eurovision and 13 year-old Lizzie fell in love with the beautiful game. Lizzie’s Mum’s from India, her Dad says he’s Scottish, but she’s English, right? Saturdays are for football and Coventry City, until something happens to make Lizzie question her place in the stands. ENG-ER-LAND is an energetic play about fighting to belong and finding out who’s really on your team.


ALL TICKETS FOR THE DEN IN M8 ARE EITHER FREE OR JUST £1!

We've kept the ticket price low because 1. We want everyone to be able to attend. And 2. To encourage those who can afford it to donate to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal (with the Disasters Emergency Committee). It's easy to donate, you'll offered the chance to donate as part of the booking process online.

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Den in M8 at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre31 Smedley Lane, M8 8XB

    DATE: Thursday 4 August

    TIME: 6pm

    RUNNING TIME: 50 minutes

    TICKET PRICES: £1. We encourage bookers to make a donation to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal when booking their tickets.

    FOOD: Food will be provided at The Den by a variety of local groups and charities. On certain days, this food will be generously offered for free by Feed My City. Food on each day will be kindly offered by...

    Date Food supplied by
    Fri 29 Jul New Testament of God Church Carribean Food
    Sat 30 Jul tbc
    Sun 31 Jul Feed My City
    Wed 3 Aug Feed My City
    Thu 4 Aug tbc
    Fri 5 Aug tbc
    Sat 6 Aug Feed My City

    THE DEN IN M8 - FULL SCHEDULE: 

    Date Event Time
    Fri 29 Jul ELDERS COMPANY RECRUITMENT WORKSHOP 11.30am-1pm
    M8 PERFORMS 5.30pm-5.50pm
    THE MIRACLE MAN 6pm-6.40pm
    DOMINOES AND DAHLIAS (+OWARE!) 7pm-8pm
    Sat 30 Jul YOUNG COMPANY RECRUITMENT WORKSHOP 1pm-3pm
    CHEETHAM HILL 4pm-6pm
    INVISIBLE 7pm-8pm
    Sun 31 Jul DRUMMING WORKSHOP 11am-12pm
    SKETCH WITH MARY - ART WORKSHOP 12pm-1pm
    WHAT MAKES A GOOD PODCAST 1pm-2pm
    CATWALK WORKSHOP 2.30pm-3.30pm
    M8's GOT TALENT 4pm-6pm
    FULL ENGLISH 7pm-8.30pm
    Wed 3 Aug CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY DAY 10.30am-4pm
    THE STORY DEN & PLAY WORKSHOP 11am-12pm
    CHILDREN'S MUSIC WORKSHOP 3pm-4pm
    Thu 4 Aug BHANGRACISE 6pm-6.30pm
    ENG-ER-LAND 7pm-7.50pm
    Fri 5 Aug COLD CHIPS & PICK AND MIX 6.30pm-7.15pm
    A FLOCK OF WORDS 8pm-9pm
    Sat 6 Aug THE STORY DEN & PLAY WORKSHOP 11am-12pm
    COLD CHIPS & PICK N MIX 2.30pm-3.15pm & 7pm-7.45pm
    CURRY & CONVERSATION 4pm-5.30pm
    Fri 29 July - Sat 6 Aug MCR CR8 Varies*
    Fri 29 July - Sat 6 Aug UP THE HILL EXHIBITION Varies*
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    *These exhibitions will open one hour before the first event each day and close at the end of the last event.

  • Creative Team
  • Produced by: ALISTAIR WILKINSON FOR WOLAB

    Choreography by: NADIA SSOHAWOM 

    Sound Design by: TINGYING DONG

    Dramaturgy by: MILLI BHATIA

    Photography by: ALI WRIGHT

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