SAVE THE DATE! Black Arts World: Slate Weekender, 12 - 15 Sept - Sheffield

Various locations – Sheffield City Centre
Thur 12 – Sun 15 Sept
– includes some ticketed, limited capacity events

Supported by City of Ideas and Slate – an Eclipse movement
Curator: Melanie Abrahams

A showcase of the new wave of Black* artists in the North.

In an increasingly divided world, Slate champions connection, solidarity and arts for social change.

Experience four days of creative talent and innovation from Black artists based in the North and guest speakers spanning Visual Arts, Design, Music, Literature and Spoken Word, Dance, Performance, Film, Photography, Live Art, Skills Development and Wellbeing. Collectively they cover themes of artistic expression, change-making, intersectionality, politics and culture, Black experience, ecology and internationalism.

Highlights of the four day festival include:

12 & 13 September: 2 – 5pm – Workshops at Creative Lounge, Workstation
12 September: 8 – 9.30pm - Opening Night Social, Creative Lounge
14 September: 12 – 9pm - Performances at Site Square and Showroom
12 - 15 September – Exhibition at Sidney + Matilda
15 September: 4 – 7pm – Closing Night Social

Watch this space for full festival line-up coming soon!

City of Ideas is a partnership of major cultural organisations in the Cultural Industries Quarter area in Sheffield. Through ambitious public art commissioning, collaborative events and talks programmes, and a critical exploration of the value of public space in contemporary cities, City of Ideas will make tangible the international impact of Sheffield's home-grown cultural talent and radically influence how city centres will look in the future.

Partners on the City of Ideas are Site Gallery, Yorkshire Artspace, Showroom Workstation, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Children's Media Conference, Eclipse Theatre, Forced Entertainment and Artworks.

City of Ideas is supported by Arts Council’s Ambition for Excellence fund.

*To Eclipse, Black includes anyone who is marginalized for their race or ethnicity.

SAVE THE DATE! Black Arts World: Slate Weekender, 12 - 15 Sept - Sheffield