FAB UK, 16 September 2018

Salon 63 | Larry Achiampong

For Salon 63 Larry Achiampong will be performing a special site-specific work from 7-8pm from within Barbershop Fab UK on the Old Kent Road. Achiampong’s performance will explore his own personal archive and record collection, mixed with some of his familial records. The work will investigate traces of his own history and personal knowledge, particularly drawing from his own experiences of growing up in East London and the barber shops there, the experience of being part of a community. This sense of community belonging and spirit seems particularly pertinent given the continued threats of gentrification in the area, where many of these valuable community salons will soon be displaced.

Schedule

  • Sun 4 December 2022

    MKCDC at Bradwell Abbey / Angels at the Abbey

    YOU’RE NOT ALONE

    MKCDC’s latest community project will see us harness the haunting power of the beautiful song - You’re not alone - by Cathal Smyth (also known as Chas Smash from Madness). We hope to unite families and friends in the UK and abroad who have been kept apart by Covid-19, and who are feeling the pinch of isolation in the current financial crisis. We’ll be working with a diverse range of organisations and schools, bringing together voices from across the community in a massed choir. This will culminate in the live-streamed performance of the song within the grounds of Bradwell Abbey at our annual Angels at the Abbey event with a live youth string orchestra.