What a year 2019 was! It has been one of the most memorable, special, and inspiring years for us delivering the festival.
The first Black Lord Mayor of Liverpool Anna Rothery described the festival being a monumental moment in the history of Liverpool giving an inspiring speech about our city and the communities she has been representing for years. We hope that we can leave a legacy of the first Black Arts Festival in the UK born here at the heart of Liverpool.
A huge thank you to our funders National Lottery Community Fund, Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council, LCVS, Awesome Liverpool, Writings On the Wall and supporting venues Unity Theatre, Everyman Theatres, Philharmonic Hall, The Bluecoat, Hope Street Theatre, International Slavery Museum, Toxteth TV and Kuumbaimani Millennium Centre.
Thank you to commissioned artists, workshop facilitators, participants and audiences.
We had a reach of 3 million in our promotional events with an estimate of 700 people access our festival and events throughout the year. Thank you to Liverpool Echo, BBC Radio Merseyside, ArtCity, The Guide Liverpool, Radio City Talk and Condor Online and many more. There are so many highlights, too many to mention enjoy the below event highlights of our portfolio.