Short films, live music, dance workshops, debates and much more.
Vital UK-based online magazine gal-dem, run by 70 women of color, is set to take over London’s V&A museum this weekend for a programme of free events including sets from some of the city’s most exciting young DJs and musicians.
This Friday (February 24) and Saturday (25) marks the second part of the magazine’s collaboration, following October’s takeover, and is to be held at Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Stratford Picture House and Gerry’s Kitchen.
Musical highlights include a DJ set from grime, garage and house selector and Radar Radio regular Shy One at Stratford Circus Arts Centre on Friday.
Soundscapes Inna London puts a spotlight on some of Gal-Dem’s favorite experimental artists on the rise, with R&B-influenced act Ojerime, MC Alika and visuals from FACT Rated artist Klein.
Also on Friday, South London collective and NTS Radio DJs Born n Bread delve into their African roots for a DJ set accompanied by a Nollywood-inspired pop-up DVD store and photo booth celebrating Nigerian, Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean culture.
Other activities include exploring Hollywood’s iconic posters to challenge #OscarsSoWhite, inviting guests to participate in a Shiamak Bollywood Dance Workshop and learning how to shoot a film on a mobile.
All events are free, with places designated on a first-come, first-served basis. It starts at 6.30pm and continues until 10pm. See the full list of events via the V&A.
The first part of the collaboration invited gal-dem’s favorite women of color working in music, art, fashion, photography, film and more, to join them. “We wanted to be creative, political and innovative with the spaces we created and the people we’ve invited to curate,” gal-dem’s Liv Little told Dazed last year.
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