Author Archives: Nicola Triscott

About Nicola Triscott

Nicola Triscott is a cultural producer, curator, writer and researcher. She is the founder and Artistic Director/CEO of Arts Catalyst. Specialisation: interrelationships between art, science, technology and society.

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Arriving in a New World

(by Kate Scanlan) Imagine a time when to get on an airplane and fly to another country felt unbelievable, to ride in a lift (aka elevator) or to catch a train. All those things and more happened today to Willy … Continue reading

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B, D and the Boys: The Harsh Realities (a reblog)

In Bret Downroc Syfert’s latest blogpost from Rwanda, he discusses the boys’ emerging recording careers with their new cowshed recording studio, as well as the realities of a street child’s life, and the important issue of volunteers in Rwanda … … Continue reading

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The boys are coming to London!!!

It’s happening! With the Southbank Centre, Catalyst Rwanda is bringing two of the boys of Les Enfants de Dieu centre for street children – Willy and Didier – as well as the centre’s visionary leader Rafiki Callixte to London. Les … Continue reading

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Time Boyz music video!!

Hip hop group Time Boyz is made up of former street children of Kigali, Rwanda. Their song is the story of how a little girl and an older boy survived life on the streets by sticking together like brother and … Continue reading

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Yes, Man! – the film

Last year, 130 former street children, aged from 6 to 20 years, at the pioneering Les Enfants de Dieu centre in Kigali, Rwanda, were granted their dearest wish: to be taught to “break”, the original hip hop dance form. Catalyst Rwanda took the world-renowned Pervez from … Continue reading

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Yes Man! – teaser for a new film of Catalyst Rwanda’s hip hop project

Enjoy this clip of the short film, “Yes, Man!” by Bret Syfert – launching online on Friday 30 March – which documents the tale of legendary London breaker Pervez who travels to Rwanda to share hope, life and hip hop … Continue reading

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