Nia =  Purpose
‘To make our collective vocation the building and development of our community’

Building on the success of last October's performance and the Emanate showcase we are currently taking bookings for summer 2019Go to the Finding Beulah pageto find out more.

Nourishing Tales, WOMAD and  Nne Aqwu Festivals

We we're storytelling at these three events. 

Current Productions

On Their Own

This one woman show is on the move 

Edfringe 12-18/08/18 Cheltenham Everyman

Studio  13 /10 / 18.

Tickets: £7.50- £11.50

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Recent Work

Mary Prince

Her Story Her words and me
We are in the Offbeat Festival

Wednesday 27 June 6.30pm

Burton Taylor Studio

Tickets £10

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 Welcome! We are an Oxford based Theatre Company working with stories from the Black experience. Fusing storytelling, movement, song and dance with historical and contemporary research from the African Diaspora. We do theatre, workshops, film screenings and events.

"Exploring rituals of the past to give voice to parables of the present"

Kuumba = Creativity

To do as much as we can in the way that we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial then when we found it’

Kuumba Nia Arts

Bringing Black Peoples Histories and contemporary stories to life! Through theatre and film.

Kuumba Nia Arts Ltd. Registered in England and Wales No: 6888926 Registered office: 163 Oxford Road, Cowley. Oxford. OX4 2ES +44.7958343359

Written and directed by John Sailsman screened at the  British Urban Film Festival 2017

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