Decolonise Power | Free Word

14 May 2020
19:30 - 22:30

Presented by:
Decolonise Fest


A night of acoustic music by punx of colour, curated by Decolonise Fest

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the UK, we have been revising plans for our season.

We are happy to say that this event will now take place online. More information about this coming soon!


What potential does music hold in challenging existing power structures? How are these structures recreated within radical spaces like the punk scene, and what can be done to disrupt this?

Join us for a moving evening of four stripped down performances by black and brown punk singers challenging oppressive ideas of power in society and within the punk scene.

Featuring Steph Phillips, Nadia Javed, No Home and Ms. Mohammed

14 May 2020
19:30 - 22:30
£2 - £10

Decolonise Fest


Decolonise Fest


Decolonise Fest, a DIY festival by and for punx of colour, aims to challenge systems of white supremacy and patriarchy ingrained in the punk scene by showcasing amazing contributions by people of colour.

Steph Phillips


Steph Phillips is the singer of black feminist punk band Big Joanie, and a freelance writer on music and race.

Nadia Javed


Nadia Javed is former singer of The Tuts, and organiser of Solidarity Not Silence, a collective speaking up against sexual harassment in the music industry.

No Home


No Home is a noise rock project from London-based artist, Charlotte Valentine, exploring their life as a London art school graduate.

Ms Mohammed


Ms. Mohammed is a queer U.K.-based immigrant artist, born and raised in Trinidad, who describes her sound as island rock.



There is step-free access to all areas of Free Word and a number of other facilities available to make the venue accessible.

• Our box office, theatre and hall are all on the ground floor with step-free access from the street
• There are two accessible toilets on the ground floor. All our toilets are individual, gender neutral cubicles.
• The hearing loop will not be available at this event.

• If you’d like earplugs, we will have a supply at the bar – just ask one of our team.
• The foyer and café areas are our designated quiet spaces – if you need to leave the event at any time, you’re welcome to use these areas.
• If you need to bring someone for assistance, please get in touch with us so we can provide a free ticket for them

•A smoke/haze machine will be in use for this event.

Please talk to our team if you have specific access requirements.


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