Gabriel Gbadamosi is a poet, playwright and broadcaster and critical thinker from south London. He has recently completed a three year AHRC Creative Research Fellowship in European and African performance at the Pinter Centre, Goldsmiths College, University of London, and was a Judith E. Wilson Fellow for creative writing at Cambridge University as well as Wingate Scholar researching performance in Africa and a presenter for Night Waves, BBC Radio 3’s flagship arts and ideas programme.
His plays include No Blacks, No Irish (BAC), Eshu’s Faust (Cambridge), Hotel Orpheu (Schaubühne, Berlin) and for radio The Long, Hot Summer of ’76 (BBC) which won the first Richard Imison Award. His debut novel, Vauxhall, won the 2011 Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize at the London Book Fair and has just been published by Telegram in May 2013. You can read the Daily Mail review here www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-2325487/DEBUT-FICTION.html
Gabriel thinks better than anyone I know. His vision for a better world has always challenged me to think and do better, and together we have worked in a variety of different ways. Gabriel helped me set up The Fence, along with Sarah Dickenson, Peter Arnott and Kaite O’Reilly. Gabriel was dramaturg on Hydroponic, a long-term collaboration between writernet and South Street in Reading, with support from Arts Council England, South East, to develop diverse voices for the stage. Gabriel also served as Chair of writernet.
We are currently working on a Fence project with King’s College as part of the Arts & Humanities Festival in October 2017.