Voices Of The Motherland | Free Word

10 December 2020

Presented by:
Zakia Sewell and Amey St Cyr


Zakia Sewell and Amey St Cyr. explore ancestral trauma in this new theatre performance

The bond between mother and child is perhaps the most natural and profound relationship we can experience. But for Zakia Sewell and her mother – who she’s always called Amey – this relationship has been far from straight-forward.

After many years of disconnection and words unspoken, they’re collaborating to better understand the issues they have had to overcome. Directed by theatre-maker Cathy Sloan, this moving work highlights the kindness of self-care and self-knowledge and the healing that accompanies it.

Voices of the Motherland will be live streamed for audiences to watch online from home. 

A very limited number of tickets will be available for this performance live at Free Word with a small socially distanced audience. Click here to buy tickets for Voices of the Motherland live at Free Word.


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10 December 2020
£6/£4/£2 (live stream only)

Zakia Sewell and Amey St Cyr


Zakia Sewell

Broadcaster and DJ

Zakia Sewell is Amey's daughter and is a broadcaster and DJ from London. She has presented and produced podcasts and radio documentaries for the likes of BBC Radio 4, the World Service, Tate and Boiler Room on music, history and the arts. She also hosts a weekly show called 'Questing' on NTS Radio and DJs regularly in London and abroad.

Amey St. Cyr

Actress and Singer

Amey St. Cyr, is an actress and singer. She graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama in the 80s but was diagnosed with schizophrenia shortly after giving birth to Zakia in 1993. After over 20 years of recovery, Amey has returned to performing on stage and on screen, as well as performing and writing her own music.



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