Hearticulate – What’s On
Black Heroes Virtual Soul Food Cafe™
Friday 16 April, 19:30 – 21:30 (GMT)
Black Heroes Virtual Soul Food Cafe presents, Hearticulate, a virtual Community Arts showcase created by Code 1 Community Group in a powerful grassroots cultural collaboration, that, through film, visual art, creative writing, poetry and song share joyful, heartwarming and inspirational stories of how people from Tottenham’s Black African and Caribbean communities are making it through these tremendous times.
In an interactive virtual blend of live variety entertainment and TV-radio chat show we will see a preview of the Hearticulate Mini-Doc by Paul McKenzie (FOAM20) and Simon Tomlinson (Blingwear Arts), spoken word and song performed by Tyler Leigh’s How to Survive Lockdown as a Teen, readings from 2020 Words Veronica McKenzie (Nine Nights) and her Creative Writers. Plus, special guest performances by Soul & Jazz vocalist Joy Rose (Incognito) and physical comedy entertainer Sheba Montserrat
The Soul Food Cafe is produced by the Black Heroes Foundation in recognition of Black people’s contributions to humanity, freedom, equality and world peace. The popular Friday night Soul Food Cafe is a joyful online meeting place where family and friends can speakeasy, sing, dance and share stories in celebration of our heroes, past and present. For more information go to blackheroesfoundation.org
Hearticulate is a place for Tottenham’s Black African and Caribbean communities to reflect on their experiences and memories of the extraordinary times we have had in the past year; and through visual art, film, creative writing, digital and social media, share inspirational stories of individual and community wide strength, bravery and power in Tottenham.
Fridays 5, 12, 19,26 March, 14:00 – 16:00 (GMT)
Join award winning filmmaker, Veronica McKenzie (Nine Nights) and share your memories of 2020 for the Hearticulate Book of 2020 Words
Do you want to share your memories of 2020 in 2020 words for the Hearticulate book?
Join our creative writing group and, over five Friday afternoon workshops, we will guide you with lots of easy to follow writing tips, that will help you find your story – in 2020 words!
It’s fine if you haven’t written for a while. Award winning screenwriter and filmmaker, Veronica McKenzie (Nine Nights) and her team of writing buddies will guide you through these five top quality writing workshops.
The 2020 Words writing group is free and open to anyone local who’s up for coming on a creative journey, that reflects, through stories, poetry, prose and song, the experiences of Tottenham’s Black communities over the past year.
Your work will be published in the Hearticulate Book of 2020 Words and excerpts will be read and performed at the Black Heroes Virtual Soul Food Cafe.
Memories Under One Sun
Mondays 22 February 1,8,15 March, 12:00 – 14:00 (GMT)
Take a short break from the hustle and bustle of the day and share your memories and experiences of living in the pandemic with Tottenham filmmaker, Paul Mckenzie and street artist, Simon Blingwear. They invite you to drop into Living Under One Sun Community Garden, to be interviewed for a video documentary and to draw or paint an art piece that will be added to an Adinkra inspired memory wall.
Hearticulate is a place created by the Bernie Grant Arts Centre for Tottenham’s Black communities to reflect on their experiences and memories of the extraordinary times we have had in the past year. Through visual art, film, creative writing, digital and social media, local families and friends share inspirational stories of individual and community wide strength, bravery and power in Tottenham.
COVID safe guidelines are followed for all workshops. Sessions run for two hours and are free for individuals, family groups and support bubbles. No previous experience in filmmaking, drawing or painting is required.
How to Survive Lockdown as a Teen
Thursdays 25 February 4,11,18 March, 18:30 – 20:00 (GMT)
Do you want to be part of an exciting project, meet like-minded people and showcase your creativity?
Tyler-Leigh will be hosting a series of four free interactive online workshops for 16 – 19 year olds; giving you a way to express your creativity through songwriting, poetry and storytelling. You’ll have the chance to perform your work at the Virtual Soul Food Cafe on 17th April and be featured in the Hearticulate Book of 2020 Words.
You’ll be part of a group that will reflect on the extraordinary challenges of the past year and discuss the impact COVID has made on Tottenham’s Black communities. You’ll meet Jo Rose, singer of legendary British Acid Jazz band, Incognito, who will share memories of 30 years in music and what it was like getting started in the industry. You’ll learn about being safer online and find out about more great creative activities to get involved in.
There will be one session each week for four weeks. You must be able to attend all four sessions. These workshops are free for 16 – 19 year olds who live, work or study in Haringey. Spaces are limited and are in high demand, so please book early.