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.


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.




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.



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 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.




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. 




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

A spectacular drumming and brass performance by Liverpool’s renowned drumming group Katumba. 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.

If you enjoy this performance, Katumba are also holding a drumming workshop as part of our Slavery Remembrance Day events, 3-4pm on Wednesday 23 August.


*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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