SIERRA LEONE 2014

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The one and only tour to Sierra Leone visited Free Town, Kamakwe, Makeni, Pujehun and Bo over 2 months.

We worked with SOS children’s villages, Orphund, Save the Children and Goal, as well as visiting remote villages around Tiwai Island.

Soon after the tour the Ebola came to Freetown and the Tour Coordinator, Peter King, left the country preventing any more tours from occurring.

We are still in contact with the local performers we worked with during our time there and there is some scope for further work out in SL if there is a will and the financial means to do it – watch this space.

The Sierra Leone 2014 looked a bit like this back then:

Meet the team

It is a pleasure to introduce PWB Team Sierra Leone 2014! *Drum roll*

Peachi Pete, organiser and coordinator extraordinaire!
He has been living in Sierra Leone for the past year, during this time he has created this project and founded PeWiBo, the group of national performers and teachers who will be part of the tour along with our 4 intrepid UK volunteers…

Tim Chown, 31.
Professional circus performer, teacher, and director of agency Smoking Hot Productions, he loves circus and has created large fire shows as well as stunning glow shows, and is a multi-skilled artist – we are very pleased to welcome him to his first PWB tour!

Emma Bellerby, 22.
Professional Dancer and Choreographer, currently studying a masters in choreography, she has performed all over Europe as well as volunteering in Tanzania and India. She says that the main themes in her life are dancing/performing, children, travel and the desire to be part of something out of the ordinary.

Katie Alexander, 21.
Circus Performer and Teacher, Katie trained at Circomedia circus school and specialises in Physical Theatre and acrobalance as well as being skilled in juggling and dance. She has recently been working in New York and believes in using performance to motivate, inspire and engage people.

Livi Little, 26.
We are very happy to welcome Livi back for her 3rd PWB tour! Livi is a skilled hula hooper and manipulator and a talented maker as well as working with various alternative therapies. She has performed at various events and festivals across the world and says she just can’t get enough of PWB!

 

Brima Dankay

Is a talented drummer and dancer and works for the national dance troupe Sierra Leone. He also does a great tray spinning act and was an orphan who learnt his skills when he was looked after by a catholic charity Don Boscos in Freetown.  Brima recently 2015 found his mother again and still performs and lives in Sierra Leone.

 

Morlai Kamara

Is a talented dancer following in his parent’s footsteps working for the national dance troupe. Morlai also became good a fire staff. He now works for the Radisson Blue hotel and is sometimes working in the Middle East.

Some videos to watch:

 

 

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