They were the first Black family to move on to the estate. Mum, Dad and their six children – Mango, Apple, Plum, Pear, Grapes and Lime – quickly discover what it means to be Black and British in 1970s England.
Based on filmed interviews with the family behind the fruit, this exciting new work tells a personal story about overcoming adversity and searching for belonging in a hostile world.
My Fruits is an immersive, video-based performance that investigates the psychological effects of racism and the intergenerational trauma associated with migration and colonisation.
For 12 audience members at a time, experienced entirely through headphones, this multimedia piece presents an intimate portrait of a family at the edge of their local community.
Created by Amy Townsend-Lowcock (she/her)
Based on filmed interviews with
Paulett Lewis (she/her)
Angela Townsend (she/her)
Sharon Townsend-Hall (she/her)
Coral Lowcock (she/her)
Patrick Townsend (he/him)
Yvonne Townsend (she/her)
Amy Townsend-Lowcock is a multimedia artist and designer based in Manchester. Her collaborative piece, Handle with Care (2022), premiered at Contact Theatre as part of HOLD in July of 2022. She recently worked with Manchester Museum to produce a short film for their new Lee Kai Hung Chinese Culture Gallery, and is interested in creating work that is accessible, decolonising and inclusive.