Kevin Rowland
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Kevin Rowland

Leader of the iconic Dexys Midnight Runners, now Dexys after

their successful comeback in 2012 after 25 years hiatus, Kevin

Rowland’s musical genius has made him a highly respected and

in-demand DJ.

Playing for adoring audiences at clubs and festivals across the UK

throughout the years, Kevin has also compiled the “Made to

Measure compilation for Motown.

For the past decade, Dexy’s legendary frontman and artistic

visionary has developed a different class of DJ set, expressing a

deep love of classic anthems and an uncanny ability for

uncovering neglected pop gold.


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XR Funeral with Salena Godden
Aug
23
8:30 PM20:30

XR Funeral with Salena Godden

One of the UK’s foremost poets, regularly anthologised and headlining festivals nationally and internationally. A BBC regular, Salena Godden has written and presented several arts and music programmes – a film of her poem Titanic was aired as part of BBC poetry programme We Belong Here. A short-fiction Blue Cornflowers was shortlisted for the Guardian Short Story Prize 2016. Her essay Shade was published in 2016’s literary sensation The Good Immigrant, which won the Reader’s Choice Book Of The Year Award. A new piece Skin was commissioned for The Essay and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in February 2017. Her live album LIVEwire showcases a broad range of her work and has attracted rave reviews since launching with indie poetry label Nymphs and Thugs. The LIVEwire limited edition vinyl launches with the N&T ‘Summer of LOVEwire’ UK tour in spring 2017.

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The Feeling
Aug
23
10:00 PM22:00

The Feeling

The Feeling are a famous English rock band of true class and star quality. They have played sell-out tours across the country, taken four UK Top 10s and spent six weeks in the Singles Charts. Their albums have arguably garnered even greater success, with their two top 10 albums spending ten weeks at the top of the charts.

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Aug
24
10:30 AM10:30

Nadya Tolokonnikova, Carole Cadwalladr and Luke Harding discuss Putin and the Subversion of Democracy

What are the warning signs of autocracy? How do you know the oligarchs are taking over the media, the police, the judiciary? How do you stop rights being eroded and dissent being silenced?

Nadya Tolokonnikova from Pussy Riot

Carole Cadwalladr from the Observer

Luke Harding from the Guardian

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Whitewashing climate action: where are the voices of colour?
Aug
24
12:00 PM12:00

Whitewashing climate action: where are the voices of colour?

Chaired by Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi

World over, the poorest and most oppressed communities have long felt the sharpest impact of climate breakdown and environment degradation. In countries rich and poor, the poorest suffer most. Be it polluted water, devastating storms, deadly factories spewing killer chemicals, or swathes of indigenous lands and rainforests stolen for industrial extraction. World over, people of colour in poorer countries have resisted, raised the alarm and challenged powerful vested interests.

Yet the stories we tell about climate action and resistance rarely feature people of colour. We portray environmentalism as a modern Western phenomenon. Why is this?What role does the media play in setting these narratives? Do white journalists see heroism and resistance only when it happens on their doorsteps or the activists look like them? What would climate reporting look like if national newsrooms were truly diverse? Come and join our panel of journalists, activists and climate experts to discuss the role of people of colour in telling stories about climate change and the environment.

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A Virtue of Disobedience - Civil Rights Today
Aug
24
3:00 PM15:00

A Virtue of Disobedience - Civil Rights Today

CHAIR: ASIM QURESHI

Asim Qureshi graduated in Law (LLB Hons) LLM and completed his PhD in International Conflict Analysis. He is the Research Director at the advocacy group CAGE, and since 2003 has specialised in investigating the impact of counterterrorism practices worldwide. In 2009, he authored the book Rules of the Game: Detention, Deportation, Disappearance (Hurst, Columbia University Press) and in 2018 A Virtue of Disobedience (ByLine Books). Since 2010, he has been advising legal teams involved in defending terrorism trials in the US and at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


Lowkey
Hoda Ketedi

Aamer Rahman

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is a writer, spoken-word poet, speaker, and educator invested in unlearning the modalities of knowledge she has internalised, disrupting power relations, and interrogating narratives around race/ism, gender(ed oppression), Islamophobia, state violence, knowledge production and (de)coloniality.

Na’ima Roberts
Akala
TBA

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Lowkey
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Lowkey

Lowkey, is a rapper and activist based in London, England. Born Kareem Dennis, this English-Iraqi rapper has been known for his strong political views. He first gained fame through the series of mixtapes he released as a teenager. He later made it onto the national album charts with his sophomore LP Soundtrack to the Struggle in 2011.

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Jerry Dammers
Aug
24
8:30 PM20:30

Jerry Dammers

A British musician who is a founder, keyboard player and primary songwriter of the Coventry, England, based ska revival band The Specials, The Special A.K.A. and The Spatial AKA Orchestra. He also founded 2 Tone Records. In November 2006, Dammers was awarded an honorary degree from Coventry University, celebrating by DJing at the launch party of the Coventry branch of the Love Music Hate Racism organisation. In the same month, he attended a private viewing of a Harry Pye curated art exhibition in east London that featured paintings of bands and singers that had once been championed by the late BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel. Dammers read out a four-page poem, in which he thanked Peel for helping his own band, and for supporting black musicians.

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Balaklava Blues
Aug
24
10:00 PM22:00

Balaklava Blues

Balaklava Blues is the brainchild of Mark and Marichka Marczyk, creators of the multi-award winning guerrilla-folk-opera Counting Sheep and leaders of the mighty Lemon Bucket Orkestra – Canada’s notorious 12 piece balkan-party-punk-massive. Falling somewhere between a traditional song cycle and a full blown multimedia techno show, the duo fuses Ukrainian polyphony and other folk traditions with EDM, trap, dub step, and more as a launching pad to explore the seemingly never-ending blues that have long emanated from the Ukrainian steppe.

Mark and Marichka composed all the music for Counting Sheep, a story of love and revolution. Balaklava Blues music is a reclamation of the violence perpetrated on the artists’ home country and they want to redesign and remix physical and psychological oppression and question how and why it continues to inform who we are and what we can become.


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The Priscillas
Aug
25
12:00 AM00:00

The Priscillas

The Priscillas have gained an awesome live reputation. Their shows leave audiences with huge grin, humming their catchier-than-flu tunes. They have honed their shows into proper events. They're not just the best all-girl band in the UK, but among the best bands in the country full stop. They make music to make the heart soar, the feet tap, and the jaw drop. On the cusp of rock n roll, punk and pop, they balance perfectly sweet tunes, sarky attitude, and romper stomping beats.

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Suggs from Madness
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Suggs from Madness

Graham McPherson known by the stage name Suggs, is an English singer-songwriter, musician, radio personality and actor. Best known as the lead vocalist of the 1970s and 1980s British ska group Madness, which released fifteen singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the United Kingdom during the 1970s, 1980s and the 1990s, this popular musician also collaborated with such artists and bands as Morrissey and The Farm.

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Argonaut
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Argonaut

Argonaut are purveyors of fiery female fronted alternative punk rock. The band released their self-titled debut in 2012, and unleashed their second album 'Try' in 2015. Their latest album 'Forever' was released last November, and they are highly influenced by The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Blondie, Pixies, Le Tigre and The Slits.

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Don Mescall
Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

Don Mescall

An Irish singer and songwriter. In February 2017 Don received an Irish World Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting and Production in London. He also received the award for Songwriter of the Year at the Irish Post Country Music Awards 2017 on August 30 2017.

Following his success writing for other artists, Mescall released his own album ‘Lighthouse Keeper’, in November 2018, which went in at number 1 in the Irish Independent Album charts.


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Joey Base
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Joey Base

A British-Congolese musician from Lewisham, London. Better known for his single's "Living In The Moment" which peaked at number 68 on the iTunes world chart and Playlisted by Spotify on the day of its release on the "New Music Friday UK" playlist whilst still unsigned and most recently "Summer Rain" Peaked at number 13 on the iTunes world chart. He is known for mixing genres such as Pop, Afrobeat, Afro house, Hip hop, UK RAP and Urban music

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