April 2021

Stephen Lawrence

Stephen Lawrence (1974–1993)

The festival begins on the third annual Stephen Lawrence Foundation Day. Aged 18, he was killed in a racially motivated attack on Well Hall Road, Eltham, London. In 2011, after years of campaigning by his parents and high profile supporters, a change in the double jeopardy law meant two of his five attackers were jailed for his murder.

Stephen holds a Lignum Vitae ‘Wood of Life’ tree which bears the national flower of Jamaica where he is buried, his parents’ ancestral home.

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Blak Outside 2021 events programme

Festival Theme: Creative Resilience

This years Blak Outside festival has the theme of ‘Creative Resilience’ following on from last years ‘Rooted’ which had two physical locations in 2020: Peabody Blackfriars Estate, Southwark and the Garden Museum, Lambeth both in London.

The festival was founded as a creative response to the heavy police presence on Peabody Blackfriars during the first Covid-19 lockdown in 2020. Two Dispersal orders were issued in response to an increased number of Black and Brown children occupying play and communal spaces with their siblings and friends from the area.

So this year we continue to be creative and resilient, producing four festivals!

Thursday 22 April
10:30am – 12:30pmStephen Lawrence Day walk
2 – 3pmmake:good x Carole Wright podcast
7 – 9pmInjustice film screening with intro and Q+A from Ken Fero (Migrant Media)
Friday 23 April
10 – 11amTest Card – Tune In & Find Out
12 – 3pmBlack Girls Bloom ‘We are each others medicine’
7 – 9pmMisery DJ set and meditation with Maymana
Saturday 24 April
10:30 – 11:30amNettles & Bees Live Forage Workshop
2 – 3pmDaytimers represented by GoodMostlyBad DJ Set
3 – 4pmThe Strangeness of Dub – Ep1 Morley Radio
7 – 8pmRootsman Rak DJ set
8 – 9pmPepper Coast DJ Set representing Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S)
9 – 10pmRoots Daughters Berlin DJ Set
Sunday 25 April
10:30 – 11:30amKemetic Yoga with Akosua Aset
2 – 4pmHistory of Afro Deutsch with Robbie Aitken – film screening and talk
7 – 9pmBlack Art Action Berlin film/talk
9:30 – 11pmBlack Women Night Walking
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