BlackFest is a grassroots Liverpool Black arts festival founded in 2018, providing a platform and showcasing an eclectic mix of work from Black creatives, across community spaces and established venues.
The program includes dance, visual arts, music, film, spoken word and theatre.
The Festival answers a crucial need in the city’s cultural offering, celebrating Black arts and inclusion. This year’s festival, BlackFest will encompass active conversations and collaborations with established arts organisations.
BlackFest highlights work by, and creates new platforms for anyone who is marginalised for their race or ethnicity.
BlackFest opening night presents a 20 minute immersive exploration of Black experiences through dance, excerpts of spoken word poetry and music setting the tone the festival, followed by two plays that are works in progress.