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Blackfest: Spoken Word Live Theatre Performances

  • Sat, 28 Sep 2019
  • 6.30 PM - 8.30 PM


Four spoken word artists take you on a journey through Black British experiences, as they bring their identity and culture centre stage. 

The readings will cover social, political and economic issues that are webbed into poets lives, creating a co-existence that reflects their dual identities and the multiple layers of what it means to be British today. The performance will be followed by a discussion. 

Tickets: £8/£5

A number of lower priced tickets are also available for those with reduced incomes please contact to request one.

About the performers 


Fred Lima

Specialising in Music, Poetry, Acting, Producing, Performing, Songwriting. Fred is currently a part of young actor’s group at Award winning 20 Stories High and featured in their recent production The Shut Down. 

He will fuse music and spoken word, creating a piece about being a Black Young Teen in Liverpool and his heart-warming social experiences with family and friends uncovering his roots.



Dom John

Dom John recently graduated in creative and performing arts at Liverpool Hope University. He is an actor, performer, spoken word poet, singer song writer and rapper.

He will share his journey through mental health and coming to terms with a break up. His immersive storytelling and spoken word pieces will appeal to everyone who love and have loved.



Manoka Mbolokele

Manoka is a performer and is a member of the award winning 20 Stories High company, where he has featured in their show Indebted.

20 Years, Rise, Falls and More is a three-part monologue series that highlights the 20-year existence of the 3 born son of the house of Mbolokeles. His hopes, his dreams, upbringing and shortcomings. Welcome to his life story and Journey.



Raven Radha

Raven Radha is a multi-disciplinary artist with an international background, based in Liverpool. Her aim is to inform, empower and inspire people and communities through conscious creative expression.

With her soul scripting lyrics, Raven's intellect and powerful use of words, combined with themes around spirituality and science, bringing power back to the people through conscious spoken word and rap.


About BlackFest 2019

BlackFest showcases a mix of work from Black and Ethnic Minority Creatives and is an answer to the city's crucial needs of cultural offering in arts spaces. Running in September, it celebrates Black arts across art forms. More info at 

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