We have invited Jamii to curate this year’s Community Market, housed in the idyllic Dalston Eastern Curve Garden throughout SKFEST. Jamii is a discount card for Black British businesses, where you can save on everything from your favourite hair products, to beautifully authentic food and stunning and empowering artwork.
Jamii is a platform designed to get you into the habit of thinking about the incredible businesses within the community whenever you shop. Jamii encourages entrepreneurial talent, and have a desire to see these Black British businesses grow and grow.
Stop by the Curve Garden after midday throughout SKFEST to find an array of Jamii businesses selling their goods, ranging from luxury Afro-Caribbean hair products to organic skincare and beauty. Members of Jamii Shop, Save, Support and have become change-makers for the world we live in, so make sure you stop by and show your support – and cop a Jamii card while you’re at it, too!
23 August 2017
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden / Dalston CLR James Library
2-3:30pm / Meeting Room, Dalston CLR James Library / £5
Join writer, curator and artist Rianna Jade Parker in this progressive workshop on getting to grips with putting together an exhibition in contemporary art spaces across the UK. The workshop will focus on curating visual arts in a variety of spaces including galleries and museums.
The session will touch on how curation works in both established institutions and DIY spaces whilst also exploring what it’s like working as a consultant in these space and how curation can be a form of resistance/bunnin babylon.
5-6:30pm / Meeting Room, Dalston CLR James Library / £5
The S+K Project’s outreach team lead a one-of-a-kind workshop sharing methods and techniques for emerging actors, devisers, facilitators and theatre-lovers on how best to start the process of making work. With a focus of working in inclusive settings, The S+K Team will guide you through practical exercises and activities to equip you with the tools to make work for yourself and others with confidence, creativity and charisma. This is an inclusive workshop open to all abilities and experiences, led by David Gilbert and Monae Robinson.
BOYS is an adaptation of Lord of the Flies, a 1954 novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding. With an all BAME male cast, the play is a dark examination of what happens when a group of young men are stranded on an island and try to govern themselves. The play explores the themes of politics, morality, gender and identity, viewing Golding’s writing through a contemporary lense for today’s audiences. Produced by The S+K Project, directed by Steven Kavuma.
2-3:30pm / Outreach Room, Dalston CLR James Library / £5
Former ICA Associate Poet and Barbican Young Poet alumnus Belinda Zhawi joins us to lead a one-of-a-kind workshop to develop your poetry and creative writing. Previously featuring on Channel 4, the Tate and Bestival, she will be running a session exploring themes of community, politics and identity through various prompts, techniques and styles to hone your craft as a writer and performer.
No Place to Call Home: JJ Bola in Conversation with Malakai Sargeant
5-6:30pm / Outreach Room, Dalston CLR James Library / £5-7
Writer, poet and educator JJ Bola will be doing an intimate reading of his newly published and highly-acclaimed novel No Place to Call Home, available to order online or to buy in bookshops who know a thing or two about sensational literature. The novel is a unique tale of belonging, identity and immigration, of hope and hopelessness, of loss – not by death, but by distance – and, by no means the least, of love. The reading is followed by a conversation between JJ Bola and Malakai Sargeant, with a chance for an audience Q&A.
Join The S+K Project for our end of festival turn up at the Total Refreshment Centre in Dalston. Expect music and poetry from across the UK, with featured sets from Brother Portrait, Omar Bynon,Affiejam and more to be announced soon.