Toxteth Rising

21 August 2021

A digital performance piece by artist, actor and rapper Blue Saint alongside local artists explores the history of civil unrest and community activism in Toxteth.

As part of Baff Akoto's UP:RISE is a newly commissioned digital performance by Blue Saint. Delving into the rich history of the area and the locals who inhabit, Toxteth Rising shines a light on what makes this community so unique while interrogating its historic inequalities and contemporary marginalisation.

The performance piece was released digitally on 21 August.

UP:RISE Artwork is accompanied by UP:RISE In Conversation a series of talks interrogating different aspects of the work and UP:RISE Creators a programme of community-based workshops.