Unity Carnival

Tuesday 22 August 2017, 11am - 4pm

Unity Carnival

Dr Martin Luther King Jnr Building, Albert Dock Liverpool

Join us as we mark Slavery Remembrance Day with family-friendly activities compered by BBC Radio Merseyside's Ngunan Adamu.

There's a whole host of activities to keep everyone entertained, including performances, drumming, dance, screen printing, flag making, crafts and more!

This event is part of our 10 year anniversary programme.

Itinerary

African market stalls

11am - 4pm

An opportunity to buy African art, jewellery, clothing and carvings.

Paper Moon

Screen printing with Paper Moon print studio

12 noon and 1.30pm

Join Paper Moon Print Studio to screen print your own tote bag to mark 10 years of the International Slavery Museum.


Face painting and carnival crafts

12 noon - 3pm 

Get into the carnival spirit by having your face painted with beautiful West African designs or make a beautiful carnival headdress to take home. 

Spxken

Spxken*

12.10pm - 12.30pm

(Pronounced spoken) Teesoulful and Jayyangelo are a spoken word duo that have been stretching the boundaries of poetry through their inspiring performances and innovative production. They have created an eclectic mix of spoken word that fuses poetry with music genres such as hip hop, R&B, House and gospel. With influences ranging from TS Elliot to Kanye West, SPXKEN create not only to entertain, but to challenge and provoke with the intention of stimulating thought and affecting change.

Shoa

Shoa*

12.40pm - 1pm

Shoa is a young singer songwriter from Manchester, an urban music influenced songstress, whom finds peace in expressing her inquisitive mind through thought provoking lyrics and authentic melodies.

 

Capoeira

Capoeira for All

1.05pm, outside the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building

Join us for this performance of Capoeira, an art form that defies description. It is a fight, it is dance, a game. It is creativity, intuition, grace, strength, history and tradition.

 

natty_hires

Natty*

1.45pm - 2.15pm

Described by the Telegraph as a “soul-reggae crossover sensation” Natty is an artist who brings the revolutionary spirit of the 60s and 70s into current times. 

 

Katumba

Katumba

2.30pm - 3pm, outside the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building

Katumba drumming workshop

3-4pm, Martin Luther King Jr Building, drop in - no need to book

Join us for a drumming workshop led by Liverpool’s renowned drumming group Katumba. Fun for all the family, as part of our 10 year anniversary programme! Katumba is Liverpool’s renowned drumming group with over 80 drummers and counting. Recently returned from performing at Brazil’s world famous carnival celebrations, Katumba’s hypnotic blend of sound and dance is original, empowering, and truly unforgettable.

  

*Curated by Nothing But The Music (NBTM). NBTM is a collective that creates and curates music projects and events. NBTM specialise in Curation, A&R services and Creative Consultancy. Over the past five years, the company has been responsible for some very dynamic grassroots and mainstream multi-genre events and music projects. NBTM have curated and programmed a number of international artists and bands as well as artistically directed some unique collaborations and commissions.

For the second consecutive year, NBTM are working with National Museums Liverpool on Slavery Remembrance Day, curating the musical performances for the Unity Carnival as well as facilitating a songwriting workshops with young people.

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