Wednesday 5th September

AFROPUNK presents Battle of the Bands

AFROPUNK’s Battle of the Bands is the first expression of mentorship, support and encouragement in our creative community. Yes, it is a competition in which new artists play for the chance to perform at AFROPUNK events and on its festival stages. But it’s more than that. It’s an opportunity to show the people what you got, to be recognized by your audience and by your peers, since they’re the ones picking the winners. Some victors sign record-label deals and become famous for a while, others play a couple of big shows and fade away. Yet, you know, you know it, in this Battle of the Bands moment, that you need a bigger platform. What are you going to do – but whatever you do, the AFROPUNK community is there for you.

TALK SERIES: BBZ DINNER, POWER TO THE PARTY | AFROPUNK @ THE DEPARTMENT STORE

The LGBTQ+ community has always inhabited clubs and bars for fellowship, self-actualization, liberation and a place to get their party on. Now promoters are using parties as safe spaces to protect Queer Black bodies and letting the community occupy these environments as act of resistance. Join BBZ and Host Kuchenga in this powerful dinner and conversation. Welcome to the new club culture.

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Art Exhibition at 198 Gallery

Exhibition info soon come.

About 198 Gallery
198 contemporary arts and learning’s mission is to nurture and support the career of emerging, under-represented artists and to advance public interest in the visual arts. Founded in 1988, 198’s motivation initially focused on the need to provide a platform for afro-caribbean and asian artists as part of the black arts movement. For nearly 30 years this work has evolved and continued to develop with projects that consider the work and study of emerging cultural identities, through exhibitions, workshops, education projects and critical debate with artists, thinkers, activists, young people and local and artistic communities. We advocate for diversity within the visual arts and provide opportunities for those wishing to develop careers in the creative and cultural industries.