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Join BLM Fest as they kick off their October programming at Second Home Spitalfields.

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BLM Fest presents: Black Lives Matter Festival #WeMove, a three-day-only landmark cultural event.

Join a community of Black creators as they take up residency at Somerset House to celebrate the Black experience through art, activism, education, sport, conversation, healing, and joy.

Established by dynamic artistic director and activist Kayza Rose, BLM Fest is expanding the narrative around Black Lives Matter by collaborating with a global network of Black voices, cultural producers and change makers to create a space for Black joy and expression.

Hosted by Back2Life with live sets from DJ’s Donch and Melody Kane throughout, Black Lives Matter Festival #WeMove features art, live performance, films curated by Minute Shorts, an exhibition by the renowned artist DYLEMA, a series of panel discussions and workshops from leading Black voices including Jacari Harris from the George Floyd Foundation, and a headline performance from Shaé Universe.

BLM fest will act not only as a celebration but as a springboard for its future community commission; an initiative that will grow across the next 5 years to actively collaborate with Black artists and creators.

Black Lives Matter Festival #WeMove will run over three dates at Somerset House; October 1st and 2nd before returning for a final day on October 22nd .

What to expect:

An evening of performances, talks, and dancing. This offering is a direct challenge to radically reimagine what Black joy looks like, and where we can collect more.

Blackness is a gift to be cherished, a beauty to be gazed upon and has many stories to tell.

Join us as we honour what ancestors left for us to build on and what we’ve been doing with it.

People from all walks of life are welcome to join us.

Keeping the vibe right to collect your enjoyment: Deejay Melody Kane

Body painting live by: Emerzy

Performance by: Toya Delazy

Drinks by: The Tipsy Hippo

And more…..

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