Category Archives: HIV Life Growing Up

October 2019 – Global Health Film Festival Selection

We are excited to announce that our film Life Growing Up made for UK children’s HIV charity CHIVA, has been selected for the 2019 Global Health Film Festival. It will take place on Friday 06 and Saturday 07 December, in Bloomsbury, central London, bringing together 500 health advocates, filmmakers, journalists and the public for discussion and debate in all areas of global health.

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March 2019 – CHIVA conference

Emotional responses to todays performance of Life Growing Up at the CHIVA annual families conference. Thank you again to the yong people who shared their stories and to our brilliant performers, Jack James Ryan, Maia Watkins, Alistair Nwachuwku, Anneka Gouldbourne, Fejiro Emasiobi and musician Aga Serugo Lugo.

“Every time I watch Life Growing Up it gives me goosebumps…”

1st December 2018 -Film launch of Life Growing Up

I have been working for many months on this very moving short film Life Growing Up  and it launches today for World AIDS Day 2018 . Based on the true stories of young people in the UK born with HIV and developed from a live spoken word/ storytelling performance, it was commissioned by the Children’s HIV Association, CHIVA.

4th October 2018 – Performance at BHIVA

The live performance of Life Growing Up at BHIVA (British HIV Association) Annual conference, shows how powerful it is to present stories in this way.

“This is one of the most powerful, wonderful pieces of theatre I have seen all year”  “Everyone must see this”  “Congratulations” “This performance has barely started and i’m in tears… wonderful” ” What a beautiful and moving peformance” “Said it like it is – got deserved standing ovation for powerful portrayal of how it is to be born HIV+”

We have more performances planned in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and London.

24th July 2019 -AIDS2018

We premiered our storytelling/spoken piece “Life Growing Up” which shares the experiences of young people living with HIV,  at the worlds largest health conference; AIDS2018 in Amsterdam. This is a project for CHIVA; The Children’s HIV Charity.

Our brilliant team (Maia Watkins, Alistair Nwachukwu, Jack James Ryan and Aga Serugo-Lugo) wowed everyone with a really powerful performance on the main stage at The Global Village.

Feedback through Twitter….  ” Fantastic” “Absolutely brilliant” “Powerful Stuff” “Incredible” ….