- Raising money for Safer London and The Black Curriculum, the virtual education and music event takes place on Saturday, October 24th.
Solidarity Sounds UK is hosting a virtual fundraiser tomorrow, October 24th, to coincide with Black History Month in the UK and the global Black Lives Matter movement.
The fundraising events and radio platform will present a day of talks, readings and performances beginning at 3 PM BST, before the evening programme of live music, DJ sets and dance workshops takes over from 8 PM BST. Change The Record's programme focuses on systemic racism in 2020, UK Black history, education reform and more, and to fit the day's theme, all the original, pre-recorded lectures, sessions and performances were filmed at the former Blackfriars Crown Court in Southwark. 100 percent of proceeds will go to The Black Curriculum, which seeks to reform Black British history education, and Safer London, which provides support for young Londoners through community and peer networks.
The daytime agenda will feature educational speakers, Q&A's and discussions with Naked Politics' Banseka Kayembe (pictured), solicitor Sean Poulier and radio presenter Isis Amlak, as well as spoken-word performances by poets Kieron Rennie, I Sis and David Neita. There'll also be wellness sessions of yoga and meditation and a "brain break" workout, plus music video and film screenings with Rhumzy and FlockTogether.World cofounders Ollie and Nadeem, respectively.
For the evening, Alpha Sessions and SSUKradio have curated a lineup of DJ sets and live performances from Satin Beige, Nyah Grace, Eliza Mai, Kaylee Golding and Likkle Fyah (AKA Hazel)—plus a dance workshop. See the full programme here.
To attend, visit the event listing, where tickets are available on a "pay what you want" basis. If you'd like to donate directly to the fundraiser, you can do so here. For more information, see Solidarity Sounds's official site.
Watch this event teaser featuring SSUK cofounders Vanessa and Hazel, and see more behind-the-scenes footage on SSUK's Instagram.
Photo credit: Jason Garcia