Healing day

BlackFest hosted a Healing Day at Blackburn house – We believe it’s important that everyone takes time out for self – care this day was dedicated in ensuring we as an arts company are supporting health and well- being of our participants, audiences, community and performers. Creating a community culture.

The event brought the community together to network, look at holistic therapies i.e. massage, energy healing, view and shop local businesses at stalls at our fair. Which was open to everyone of all ages and free entry supporting 8 local businesses from Aryuveda herbs clinic, Henna artist, Aafiyah Healing, Naomi Simone Treasures crystal handmade crafts and Charme Boutique.

Alongside there was a workshop led by “Hit the Ground Workshop” with Lateisha Davine Love-Lace. Lateisha is a multi-disciplinary artist working with poetry/ plays, dance/ movement, performance/theatre & workshops facilitation as rituals towards healing and liberation. Her practice is rooted in the realms, concepts and frameworks of Afro-Futurism, calling upon ancestral knowledge and nature/ environmental consciousness to create art for decolonising our relationship to self, each other and the Land.

Hit the Ground Workshops are rooted in Afro-Diasporic spiritual principles of Oneness and Upliftment. To nurture ourselves as the foundations for a more connected, free and decolonised world. The popular workshops include work on a participants’ self through meditation, intention setting, visualisation, somatic ritual, writing, poetry and movement.

Feedback from our audiences

“Amazing to meet new people, friendly, interesting”
“The community involved! The vibrations and meeting new people.”
“I can’t fault anything as far, I’ve loved being involved and getting to know more BME creatives”
“Speaking to all creatives hearing the music, the stalls, the music, the power”
“Great feeling of connection.”
“The women I got to share this moment with whilst Lateisha was guiding us the whole way.”

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