NEWS ROUNDUP: Concerns at Liverpool hospitals & get involved with BlackFest!
Liverpool's grassroots Black arts festival, BlackFest is calling upon local creatives to showcase their talents this autumn. The non-profit organisation works with Black artists to create an annual festival programme and are seeking contributors with whom they have never worked before and those from a diverse range of backgrounds.
The 2021 programme of events due to take place this September will feature visual arts, film, spoken word, music, and theatre.
Jubeda Khatun, Director at BlackFest, said "There was a major shift during the pandemic on how we perceive our surroundings and daily interactions. Our narratives tell a story of a collective grief and resurgence of Black voices and experiences.
“Given the anniversary that sparked global protests on race, and how it played a vital role in the pandemic that exposed disparities within the UK system, we are looking closely at Place, Persona and Parables. Our 2021 festival will respond to those experiences; the artistic theme this year is 'Parallels' - whether it be geographical, political, historical, social, physical or class in our society."
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