Decolonise Fest 2017
DIY Space for London, London
Friday, 2 Jun 2017 – Sunday, 4 Jun 2017
19:30 – 23:00
Decolonise Fest is a three-day London DIY punk festival collectively organised by and for people of colour. 2-4 June 2017. Allies are welcome to attend.
Music, art & workshops by and for punx of colour + Vegan food all weekend + aftershow dance party with DJs on Saturday + afternoon pre-show punx picnic on Sunday!
VENUE: DIY Space for London, 96-108 Ormside St. SE15 1TF. Fully accessible venue (https://diyspaceforlondon.org/access/) * DIY Space for London is open to members & their guests only. Membership is £2 and takes 48 hours to take effect. Join @ https://membermojo.co.uk/diyspaceforlondon/
MORE INFO ON THE FEST IS HERE: http://decolonisefest.tumblr.com
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***FRIDAY 2ND OF JUNE:***
ART OF BURNING WATER:
https:// artofburningwater.bandcamp. com/
+ Vegan Caribbean food by Tipsy Black Sheep
***SATURDAY 3RD OF JUNE:***
ART TRIP AND THE STATIC SOUND:
DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE:
https:// divideanddissolve.bandcamp. com/
https:// screamingtoenail.bandcamp.c om/
SKINNY GIRL DIET:
+ AFTERSHOW DANCE PARTY WITH DJs!
Vegan Caribbean food by Tipsy Black Sheep until 7pm
*Art therapy class for women of colour by Arts Sisterhood UK 3pm - 4:30pm:
Join Arts Sisterhood UK for a special art therapy workshop for POC self identifying women. Only 10 places available so register in advance. Arts Sisterhood UK provide DIY Art Therapy Workshops for self-identifying women. The classes encourage attendees to work in collaborative groups on large pieces based on an emotive theme. The classes focus on the empowerment of women and building self-esteem. Only 10 places available so register in advance.
*Crafting and politics by Politics & Textiles 5pm - 7pm:
Decolonise your studded vest with a DIY patch you’ve made while putting the world to right. Latinx craftivists, “Textiles and Politics” will be hanging out in the main bar, on the couches for a few hours in the afternoon to teach embroidery and talk politics. Open to all skill levels, materials and technical know-how supplied. This is a drop in interactive workshop so stop by and get involved
*Identity, heritage and the autochthon by Helaku 2pm - 2:30pm
Decolonising Identity - Discussion with Hel: Who are you? What defines who you are? How do you define yourself? How and why are these rules implemented and what implications do these “rules” have on ones social standing?
*Racism in Punk by Cassie Agbehenu 1pm - 2:15pm
How can Punx of Colour use the punk scene to organise in times of fear, austerity and political tension? How can the UK punk scene more generally work to build a more inclusive community beyond the DIY punk scene? Oppressed people have been leading movements of resistance for hundreds of years and with the rise of the far-right across the globe, the urgency to fight has never felt so strong. It cannot be on the shoulders of those facing hatred alone to burn our structures of hierarchy and to decolonise our systems. Let's plan for understanding, learning and action.
*Activists of Colour 2:30pm - 4:15pm
Decolonise yr panel. Activists from BLMUK, Wretched of the Earth, and Sisters of Colour (a part Sisters Uncut) will be in in conversation with a Latinx grassroots community organisers facilitating a talk touching on Decolonisation, Gentrification, Global Solidarity, Police Brutality, Community Building / Support. And why these groups need to exist in the UK. This will be an opportunity to find out what these groups are doing, possibilities of getting involved and reflect on how you can start/grow the activism in your life. With time for questions from the audience. This is not an academic lecture.
***SUNDAY 4TH OF JUNE:***
+ Vegan Nigerian food by The Vegan Nigerian
Pre-show punx picnic from 2pm @ Burgess Park
DIY Space for London , 96-108 Ormside Street , London