Liberation Disco

WAWA Weekender Festival

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Location
WAC Arts
Wac Arts Old Town Hall 213 Haverstock Hill
NW3 4QP
London
Event time
10am Friday - 10pm Sunday
Date
26 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019

Back for a third year, the annual 3 day festival of arts and events at the Old Town Hall is celebrating Wac Arts 40th Birthday and the buildings 140th Birthday. The festival will also commemorate the rich heritage of change-makers who made history within the Old Town Hall.  A place where suffragettes stood and rallied support; where Lord Pitt gave an anti-racism speech and the Nigerian Women’s league held their first dance; where The Scratch Test Orchestra and Madness play their first gigs; the place where the Independent activists held the Belgrano Inquiry; and where, in the 70’s the Gay Liberation Front held a disco in the main hall where many LGBT balls had been held since the 40’s as Hampstead continued to become a place actively supporting the LGBT movement and LGBT rights.

 

The festival will include a symposium, workshops, performances and parties – all programmed to inspire innovative thought and practice, celebrate the catalysts for change that have gone before, and inspire the change-makers of the future.

Wac Arts will become an inclusive hothouse of creativity for three days this summer.

Please share the Weekender info to your networks and help us celebrate 40 years of empowering young people to change their worlds through the arts.

 

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