RUMAHfest is an eclectic mix of commissioned spoken word and sonic performances, scratch works, food treats and comedy skits re-imagined on a digital platform. The festival will feature London based Asian artists from Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Uzbekistan, London born Sri Lankan and many more.

RUMAHfest will kick start with an online ‘easy-to-follow’ embroidery workshop by Nicole Chui. Learn to create an empowering imagery to represent an allyship with the womxn in your life.

The festival will be presenting two scratch works, ‘Sexy Asians Around Ur Area’ by Camilla Anvar and Zelda Solomon. Both of the artists will be collaborating and exploring stories about being young, loss and ‘Asian-ish-ness’ in today’s climate. The second scratch ‘Precious Cargo’, is a biography of an Vietnamese adoptee, presented by Barton Williams and Singaporean Malay theatre-maker Mohamad Faizal Abdullah.

RUMAH’s commissioned spoken word digital performance include first time collaborators Troy Cabida, a London-based Filipino poet and producer for the open mic night Poetry and Shaah will be joined with Nazreen Mohamad, a Malaysian spoken word artists, together with Nush.

The other commissioned sonic digital performance will feature another first time collaborators, Adeeb ‘Yung Sultan’ Razak, a rapper and interdisciplinary artist from East London. And lastly, Arya Rinaldo, a resident DJ at AAJA in Deptford.

During the live stream there will be an interval performance by ComediAsians, UK’s first all Asian improv troupe and a short break to learn and make your own interval drinks and snacks from Special Guests.

Produced & Curated by
Nur Khairiyah Bte Ramli (Khai) for RUMAH

This inaugural online festival is supported
by Arts Council England's National Lottery Project Grant, Rich Mix, Ignite Fund, Metroland Cultures Fund & Society for Theatre Research Covid-19 support grants