Festival in the Square – Day 2
Sunday 27 June - 1-6pm - booking required
Sunday has plenty for families and young people to enjoy as we celebrate family diversity
Join us for a bold, dynamic and contemporary family friendly multi-arts festival that celebrates the community and descendants of the Windrush Generation. Across one weekend we will showcase world-class Black artists from Tottenham and beyond, with so much to discover from music to spoken word, circus to art exhibitions and more. Get involved in workshops, be inspired by high octane performances and move to soulful beats.
Our Sunday programme has plenty for families and young people to enjoy. The day will be hosted by DJ Sherrine and MC Chu-i from Disco Loco, Hackney Showroom’s wild and wonderful family party. Disco Loco celebrates family diversity. From queer and mixed race families, to step, extended and single parent families, whatever shape your family comes in, we welcome you all!
All day long can sign up for a workshop with world-renowned graffiti artists Blingwear Arts, make your own African mask or just come and browse our Windrush Festival Market and grab some delicious Caribbean food or a local craft beer from our pop vendors.
Family African Mask Making – 1-1.30pm
Before Windrush and the Caribbean, our roots were in Africa. Learn about the history of African masks, their significance and how they were used. You’ll be taught how to make a mask which you can take home to keep.
Upswing – 1.20-1.40pm [show], 1.40 – 2.20pm [workshop], 2.20pm – 2.40pm [show]
Experience the power of circus as Upswing, the leading contemporary circus company hit the stage. Prepare to be wowed as artists use their bodies to perform incredible feats of athleticism and endurance that will inspire curiosity, entertain and unite the crowd. Plus, you’ll have the chance to learn circus skills in a workshop during the day.
Joy Rose Community Singers – 1pm
Sure to be a breathtaking performance by Joy and her incredible band of community singers, singing songs from the Marathon Workshop as they perform in our courtyard. Joy’s seriously soulful vocals are unmistakable having recorded and collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Sting, Chaka Khan, Brenda Russell and Noel Gallagher.
Black Heroes Soul Food Cafe
Joyce Fraser hosts a special edition of the popular Soul Food Cafe, to induct into the Hall of Fame a legendary leading advocate for Britain’s Black communities
Windrush Community Gallery
Visit the community space that uses recycled materials, to build from scratch a pop up gallery showcasing art created by the passing public, to reflect what Windrush means to us. Presented by 4Site Power4Change.
Hear Me Out – Voices to the World
Hear Me Out presents an online speakeasy that hears from front-line community activists and change makers who are challenging the unjust systems of immigration, criminal punishment, racism, colonialism and climate emergency
Voices to the World presenting two short films, Silence is a Killer and Song of Freedom. Young filmmakers, from A Mouth That Roars, create visual stories to accompany songs made in immigration detention centres
Hearticulate film & 2020 Words – 4.30-6pm
Premiere screening of the documentary short and publication of the Book of 2020 Words, which share inspirational stories told by people from Tottenham’s Black Caribbean and African communities, of making it through the extraordinary times of the past year.
Book to attend below but if you can’t join us to enjoy our Windrush Festival events in person, you can also buy a virtual ticket to access streamed performances from across our programme here.