This weekend the Beats Collective throw a festival of music, art, film and photography as part of Refugee Week to help provide a better understanding of the Refugee situation around the world today. Over Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June, the festival will host workshops, exhibitions, screenings and live music and DJs, all aimed to educate. All proceeds will be donated to the ECHO Refugee Library Project – a cultural and educational related project in Refugee camps in Greece.
Music will dominate the Friday with a number of performances including Brixton cinematic Ska band Maroon Town and Ska Cubano saxophonist Miss Megoo. Saturday will stimulate the mind throughout the day ending in the evening with DJ sets. Film screenings with a number of eyeopening short documentaries including “Straight Outta Syria” by Nathan Sam Long and and “Forgotten Conflicts” by Julio Matos and Coraci Ruiz alongside iteractive music workshops and many guest speaker talks will be on offer to engage and inform on the refugee crisis.
Beats Collective Festival takes place at Stour Space, Hackney with tickets each day costing £5 (online) or £7 on the door.
Head to the Facebook event page for more information and tickets.