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Everyman Connects – Cultural Spaces & The Global Majority

Admission Free
Start Time 12:00
End Time 18:00

A day of art, food and conversation about how our cultural spaces can DO MORE and BE MORE for the Global Majority.

The Everyman Theatre Street Café will be transformed into a Market Place for Global Majority led arts organisations and businesses, with food and performances throughout the day.

The day will be centred around a Panel Discussion asking the central question, “how can our cultural spaces be more and do more for us?” Panel Guests include Keith Saha, Kim Johnson, Paislie Reid, Chantelle Lunt, Naomi Sumner and will be hosted by the Anthony Walker Foundation and Dominique Walker.

Throughout the day, there will be performances by Maxine Peake, Felix Mufti, Ni Maxine, DJ Hannah Lynch, and an open mic jam lead by 20 Stories High.

With organisations including Pagoda ArtsMilapfestFalling Doors TheatreAnthony Walker FoundationSumayyaRay RayzDeserts by Dre and Little Green Juice Box.

The event is free but booking required

Approximate timings:
12-2pm // Market stalls, lunch and DJ
2pm // Performances
3pm // Break
3.15pm // Panel Talk
4.30pm // Letter writing
5-6pm // Post show Jam hosted by 20 Stories High

The day has been created in response to My White Best Friend North, which took place at the Everyman in October 2021. Based on the original concept by Rachel De-Lahay, a series of personal letters by writers of colour from Liverpool explored the personal and political of the things we don’t dare say.

The letters were written and sealed, opened and read by actors live for the first time on the night. One of the letters, written by Keith Saha and read by Maxine Peake will be shared again on the day.

Everyman Connects continues the theatres’ journey of ongoing change as part of their Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

With thanks to Sumuyya Khader for the illustration, part of an original commission in 2020 which you can read more about here.

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