21 - 26 Oct 2019 / various times

Music, poetry & screenings @ Gulbenkian

#platforma 5

As part of our 5th Platforma festival we are co-curating a week of events at the Gulbenkian in Canterbury. The programme includes:

21-22 October: Pop culture / Young People / Migration & Social Change – Pop Culture and Social Change is a pioneering project from Counterpoints Arts exploring how the power of pop culture can be harnessed to shift the way we talk, think and feel about migration and displacement. (Invitation only)

21 October: Pop culture, arts & activism – 18.00-19.00: A free session open to all, linked to our pop culture retreat. Followed by: 19.30pm Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. – a 2018 biographical documentary film about English rapper, artist & activist M.I.A.. Directed by Steve Loveridge

22 October: Popjustice scratch!, 17.00:
A free performance, open to all, by participants in the pop culture retreat.

23 October: Tongue Fu, 19.30
Tongue Fu is one of the UK’s leading spoken word shows. It is a riotous experiment in live literature, music, film and improvisation. Featuring top poets Anthony Anaxagorou, Rachel Rose Reid, Julian Knxx. Hosted by Francesca Beard

24 October: No Direction Home stand-up comedy with guest headliner, 19.00
After a sell-out gig at the Southbank Centre in London, and guest headliners including Nish Kumar and Romesh Ranganathan No Direction Home bring a hilarious line-up of comedians from refugee & migrant backgrounds to Canterbury for this one-off gig. Special guest headliners to be announced!

25 October: The Last Tree, 19.00
A new feature film, written & directed by Shola Amoo. Presented as part of Black History Month by Kent University Union.

26 October: Platforma Family Day,  from 10.00
Artist and performer-led workshops, performances and fun for the whole family, around themes of home, identity and migration.

26 October: Rafiki Jazz – Up Close!,  20.00
Acclaimed by Songlines magazine as ‘The best of British’, Rafiki Jazz bring their diverse and eclectic sound to Kent for a unique Platforma 5 performance. A collective based in the north of England, comprising musicians from around the world, their latest album, ‘Har Dam Sahara’, draws on the beauty and poetry of Pakistan & Senegal’s mystic Sufi traditions and ancient Middle Eastern Coptic, Arabic & Hebrew roots.

21 - 26 Oct 2019
various times


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