Writing ON The Wall
Aerasol Arabic | Mohammed Ali | Soul City Arts

Birmingham’s world famous aerosol artist, Mohammed ‘Aerosol Arabic’ Ali delivered a one-off evening of live graffiti-art and poetry in The REP’s workshop which was demolished soon after to make way for the new Central Library building.  Mohammed Ali brought street-art into a performance space, where live street-art was choreographed with projected visuals, stunning sound and lighting, as well as live performance poetry from world renowned performers.

Featuring specially commissioned performances by Dreadlock Alien (Birmingham’s own Poet Laureate 2006), Zena Edwards (nationally acclaimed songstress, writer and performer) and Amir Sulaiman (US slam and HBO Def Poetry star) and directed by Jonzi D (Hip Hop Theatre pioneer) this was a unique experience in the history of the current REP building.

A few write ups about the epic show:

Zena Edwards who performed on the night:
http://goodnewzee.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/writing_on_the_wall/

Former poet Birmingham poet laureate Adrian Johnson:
http://kindandgenerous.weebly.com/1/post/2010/1/poetry-review-number-0ne-mohammed-alis-writing-on-the-wall-birmingham-rep.html