Strictly Harlem
Lemn Sissay - poetSaturday 9th May

Jump on the A-Train for a celebration of the writers, dancers and artists that formed the cultural, social, and artistic explosion of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s: Lindy Hop dance, poetry, spoken word and crime fiction. This uptown spectacular promises to be a hot ticket!



The Black-E, 1 St Georges Street, L1 5EW

Salena Godden1pm – 3.30pm Lindy Hop Workshop

Join Mersey Swing for a crash course in this addictive 1920’s street dance, then swing your thang at the Strictly Harlem after-party.

£4/£2 Pay on door. Booking advisable: info [at]

4.30 – 6pm Chester Himes: A Rage from Harlem

Crime writers Courttia Newl and, Pete Kalu and Karline Smith explore the work of this one time convict, best known for A Rage in Harlem, who became a towering figure of the American literary tradition
£4/£2 Pay on door. Booking advisable: info [at]
 6pm -7.30pm Soul food on sale. Licensed Bar.

Malik Al Nasir7.30pm – 9pm Harlem Nights
Celebrated poet Lemn Sissay tops the bill in this music and spoken word spectacular: Award winning performer, Tayo Aluko, poet and broadcaster, Salena Godden, Gil Scott-Heron protégé, Malik al Nasir. Special guest from The Bronx, Hip Hop violinist Shayshahn MacPherson. Followed by the Strictly Harlem After Party. Bring those dancing shoes for a  Harlem Shuffle.After Party 9pm till Late!

TICKETS HERE: £10 & £8 Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789 
 All day and night passes TICKETS HERE: £12 & £10 available from the Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789

In Partnership with News from Nowhere
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