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28 September 2021 to 9 October 2021Visit website

BlackFest have once again joined forces with local black artists to create another fantastic annual festival programme packed full of multi-arts festivities which will be taking place across the city in September and October. BlackFest will be showcasing art exhibitions, music nights, spoken word and poetry, literature events, theatre shows and much more as part of the festivities.

"Last year we were really proud to deliver a fully digital programme, and despite it being all online, it was highly successful and brought many important conversations to the table - it brought communities together virtually, raising much needed awareness on BLM (Black Lives Matter). It made arts accessible even through Covid restrictions” explained Jubeda Khatun – Director.

"When it was confirmed that we were going to be able to use physical spaces again for this year's festival, it felt so liberating. We're working with lots of Black artists we've never partnered with before and the whole vibe of the programme is fresh and exciting, creating safe spaces for unapologetic, audacious, innovative voices to completely feel uncensored; creating much needed dialogue on themes of colourism, race, gender, class, spirituality, claiming ancestral rites, and decolonising narratives.

We can't wait for it to start and we'd love to see as many people as possible out supporting grassroots arts in Liverpool."

Highlights this year will include an exhibition celebrating the work of Gold Maria Akanbi, an exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Toxteth uprisings, an Autumn Equinox workshop, a vegan cooking education session by Squash Liverpool, live spoken word and poetry performances and so much more…

BlackFest 2021 runs from 20th September until the 9th October and tickets for all events are on sale now via the BlackFest website.