What's on in April?
Black-Owned Hackney Market | 7-9 Apr
London’s finest Black-owned eating, crafts, artisan traders and live music integrated for day and night in Hackney.
Queer Open Mic | 8 Apr
The London LGBTQ+ Community Centre welcomes people to a queer open mic!
SABOR - Latin Food, Music & Culture | 9 Apr
A celebration of Latin food, music and culture, brought to you by the Vauxhall Food and Beer garden and Latino Life.
Parkside’s Festival of Sustainability - Crypt on the Green | 13 Apr
Join the Festival of Sustainability for 2023 in London for a chance to hear from green thinkers and leaders across sustainability, design and specification.
Grounding Practice: Collective Resourcing | 13 Apr
Artist Rudy Loewe offers a Do-It-Together space to share the strategies and tools that make practices sustainable at Somerset House Studios.
Brick Lane Jazz Festival | 14-16 Apr
A three-day multi-venue jazz festival in the heart of East London.
Marina Herlop Performance | 15 Apr
The Catalonian, conservatory trained composer, vocalist, and pianist channels her environment in truly posthuman form; in her sumptuous garden of chimeric compositions. Performance in Bristol.
Mental Health, Abuse and Culture in the Black Community Conference | 15 Apr
Conference in Sheffield to educate and inform people from outside the Black community of the issues around mental health, culture and abuse by experts and community groups.
Eco-Future Fest | 15 Apr
One-day community festival in Chippenham to celebrate our natural world, share information about sustainable living and to create a positive, hopeful vision of a greener future.
Black Girls Hike: Essex - Hainault Forest | 16 Apr
Organisation that provides a safe space for Black women to enjoy outdoors.
The London Book Fair | 18-20 Apr
Massive three-day book-filled extravaganza attended by up to 25K people. There will also be talks, seminars and conferences.
Forever young: Black identity, youth culture, and the politics of protest | 20 Apr
Guest lecturer, Jeffrey Boayke, joins the University of Hull to explore the historic links between youth culture and blackness, examining constructions of teenage identity and how this has been impacted by the ongoing proliferation of black music.
Winner of the Grand Prix award at Cannes 2022 and nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 2023 Academy Awards, Close is an poetic and empathetic study of youth and masculinity. Available to stream exclusively on MUBI from 21st April.
What use is art in a climate crisis? | 20 Apr
In advance of Earth Day, Free Range has teamed up with Extinction Rebellion Canterbury for an experiment in art activism.
The Politics of Art & Social Change: Rights in Focus Conference 2023 | 21-22 Apr
Bringing together diverse voices spanning arts, politics, academia, policy, community and campaigning, this two-day program of talks and workshops offers radical ways to think differently about art, activism, social justice, care and community in Peckham, South London.
Made in (India) Britain
A coming of age story narrating the impact of ableism and racism throughout his childhood and adult life presented at the Norden Farm Center for the Arts, Maidenhead.
Eid in the Square 2023
The Mayor of London’s free annual festival in Trafalgar Square to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.
Named for the backlash trans folks face daily, TransLash is hosted by Imara Jones and is a ledger of trans experiences. Overflowing with political discourse, the host leads transformative conversations with new guests each episode.
How to Find Your Voice for Climate Action | Fehinti Balogun | TED
Actor and activist Fehinti Balogun pieces together multiple complex issues -climate change, colonialism, systemic racism -in a talk that's part spoken-word poem, part diagnosis of entrenched global problems.
Podcast hosted by Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris. Talks add meaningful perspective to ongoing important conversations regarding movies, music, politics, and more.
How To Trust Your Voice and Speak With Confidence Anywhere | Mariama Whyte | TEDxManitouSprings
Mariama Whyte shares her personal journey in a unique and compelling way, and she offers an accessible and empowering framework for people to begin trusting their own voices so they can fully express themselves with confidence, authenticity, and impact wherever they are.