“I like how inclusive Truth Be Told is. You can have a rapper in the same place a classical composer you rarely ever see that these days”
Meet the team.
Remi Adefeyisan- Producer, lyricist
Remi Adefeyisan a Manchester-based lyricist and producer. He has been a part of the Manchester arts scene for many years and has performed and put on shows in Manchester and around the UK including places such as:
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Royal Northern College of Music, Home Manchester, Liverpool Brouhaha Carnival and the University of Salford
Knowing how hard it is to progress in this sector. Remi is very keen to get narratives from black, ethnic minorities and working class communities out into the wider arts sector. He also wants to do this by providing a platform for those communities to launch their ideas.
Elliot Cole – Producer, Poet
“It is so good that we have an organisation that promotes artist who do not normally have a voice”
Truth Be Told was formed in 2012 by Remi Adefeyisan.
Truth Be Told started because as an artist growing up in Manchester, Remi found that there were not enough platforms where artists could express themselves alongside artists from different artistic disciplines. What started out as an artistic quest to find like minded artists ended up also being a social quest too.
He found that people of ethnic and working class origins were not represented well in the arts and culture sector. Furthermore the narratives that were presented of people from working class and ethnic backgrounds were usually created by people who were not from the same background as them. Even though the stories shared in the plays were about ethnic and working class people. The people who were the major driving force behind these stories had very little input in the creation of these productions.
Truth Be Told was then created to fill this void. And we have now put on shows all around the UK including at Ed Fringe, HOME Manchester, Salford University, Liverpool Brouhaha carnival to name but a few.
We have a unique way of working which we have called montage theatre. This is a process where we allow artists the space to express themselves through their discipline. Ethnic and working-class individuals massively contribute to each production making our work relatable to people who come from the same background.