UPCOMING and Previous GIGS

31st July - 31st August

Based on the acclaimed Jules Verne novel, this brand new musical written and directed by Ian MacFarlane with musical arrangement by Laurie Denham, celebrates the iconic Blackpool Grand Theatre’s 125th birthday this summer. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Tickets

30th July - Art of Now, BBC Radio 4

Psychotherapist Phillipa Perry interviews Justina Kehinde on how she uses hands in her poetry and their relationship to Britain’s colonial history, hair braiding as a means of intimacy between Black women, gesture as communication and much more. Full link


6-8th June

Justina Kehinde stars in Associated Studios production of Sister Act the Musical. Vaults Theatre, London. Tickets

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29th September

Justina Kehinde hosts an evening with iThemba Projects in their 2nd annual fundraiser 'Rum and Rhymes'. A night of live music, afro-fusion cuisine and rum tasting in aid of iThemba's work in the rural community of Sweetwaters, South Africa.



16th - 17th September

Justina Kehinde directs for the WOLAB Actor-Writer Showcase.

Location: Theatre N16, 5 Ashley road, N17 9LJ London, United Kingdom


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6th September

Justina Kehinde performs letters between Wilfred Owen and his mother in Big Ideas' 'Motherhood, Loss and World War 1', a commemoration project acknowledging the universality of bereavement as the defining experience of conflict with a special focus on mothers - an overlooked aspect of grief during this period.

Senate House, WCIE 7HU


UMUADA - 10-14th July

UMUADA is a new play written and directed by Justina Kehinde. Exploring the nuances of mental health, migration and motherhood in the urban African diaspora, UMUADA headlines the King's Head Theatre's 2018 Play Mill Festival.



6-8th March

The Writers' Watchlist Vol.1. A showcase of plays from alumnus of the Royal Court and Soho Writers' Labs, performed at Theatre Royal, Stratford East.


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29th December

Bespoke poetry set for First Bank Nigeria's Youth Empowerment Conference. Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.

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19th December

Jazz and Poetry set at the hottest spot in Lagos, Bogobiri House, opposite the African Arts Foundation, Ikoyi Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

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16th December

An intimate jazz and poetry set for members of the Aspen Leadership Institute hosted at the renowned Ikoyi Boat Club, Lagos, Nigeria.

10th December

Podcast Interview with Vulva La Revolution discussing identity,writing new narratives and defying expectations


9th December

African Diaspora Women's Forum 20 17: A Conversation on Culture, Sex and Society. Africa Centre, London, SE1 0BL



5-7th December

Children's Global Media Summit, Manchester Tickets


24th October

In conversation with Reni-Eddo Lodge on her Bailey Gifford nominated book - 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'. Blackwells, Oxford.