Strictly HarlemSaturday 9th May
Jump on the A-Train for a celebration of the writers, dancers and artists that formed the cultural, social, and artistic explosion of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s: Lindy Hop dance, poetry, spoken word and crime fiction. This uptown spectacular promises to be a hot ticket!
The Black-E, 1 St Georges Street, L1 5EW
1pm – 3.30pm Lindy Hop Workshop
Join Mersey Swing for a crash course in this addictive 1920’s street dance, then swing your thang at the Strictly Harlem after-party.
4.30 – 6pm Chester Himes: A Rage from Harlem
Crime writers Courttia Newland, Pete Kalu and Karline Smith explore the work of this one time convict, best known for A Rage in Harlem, who became a towering figure of the American literary tradition
6pm -7.30pm Soul food on sale. Licensed Bar.
7.30pm – 9pm Harlem Nights
Celebrated poet Lemn Sissay tops the bill in this music and spoken word spectacular: Award winning performer, Tayo Aluko, poet and broadcaster, Salena Godden, Gil Scott-Heron protégé, Malik al Nasir. Live performance from Mersey Swing and welcoming special guest all the way from The Bronx, Hip Hop violinist Shayshahn 'PhearNone' MacPherson. Followed by the Strictly Harlem After Party. Bring those dancing shoes for a Harlem Shuffle.After Party 9pm till Late!
TICKETS HERE: £10 & £6 Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789
All day and night passes TICKETS HERE: £12 & £8 available from the Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789
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