14 May 2020
A night of music by punx of colour from their living rooms to your screens
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 live online performance and discussion with black and brown punk singers challenging oppressive ideas of power in society and within the punk scene.
Hosted by Jon Bellebono, the event will feature performances by Steph Phillips, Nadia Javed, No Home and Ms. Mohammed.
Ticket holders will be sent a link to join this live stream via email by 6:00pm on the day of the event. If you have not received your link by this time or if you are having trouble connecting to the live stream, please email firstname.lastname@example.org where our tech team will be on hand to offer support. Please note that Ms Mohammed’s performance will be an exclusive pre-recorded set so as to enable us to deliver the show in the highest possible quality.
14 May 2020
19:30 - 21:30
£2 - £10
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 is the singer of black feminist punk band Big Joanie, and a freelance writer on music and race.
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 is a noise rock project from London-based artist, Charlotte Valentine, exploring their life as a London art school graduate.
Ms. Mohammed is a queer U.K.-based immigrant artist, born and raised in Trinidad, who describes her sound as island rock.
Jon Bellebono has been working as a Venue Assistant for Free Word since January 2019. When not at Free Word, they work as a freelance writer, community organiser and event producer. Their writing has been featured on gal-dem, Wear Your Voice, daikon* and other online publications and DIY zines.
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.