Arts & Culture
A Night of a Thousand Graces with AFWL
- 8:00 pm
18 June 2022
Riverside Terrace, Level 2 | Free
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
2.00pm – 3.30pm: Biggie C DJ set
3.30pm – 5.00pm: Rock The Runway public catwalk with judges D’relle West, Kash Powell & Shingai
5.00pm – 5.30pm: Africa Fashion Week London Fashion Show
5.30pm – 8.00pm: Kaspa DJ set
Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) is one of the world’s largest, longest-running showcases of African and African-inspired fashion and design. Founded in 2011, it is committed to creating a visible world-class platform and support network for African-inspired designers and building a sustainable business that is globally recognised and promotes social change.
Forged in response to the debilitating impact that Covid-19 has had on the creative industries, Creative Resilience International is a multi-dimensional cultural production and development platform for individuals within creative spheres of design, art and fashion.
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D’relle West is the Father of the International House of West and a pioneer of the Ballroom scene in the UK since the early 2000s. He has worked as a choreographer and dancer for Chris Brown, Madonna, Michael Jackson.
Shingai, previously lead singer and bass player of The Noisettes, has a sound inspired by her London, Bantu and Zimbabwean heritage. This gives her new album Too Bold an effervescent soundscape, fearlessly infused with a soulful yet spontaneous spirit, which is both electrifying and compelling.
Kash Powell is a professional dancer, choreographer and creative director. He is the founder of LXD UK and has taught and choreographed dances all over Europe and the USA, including choreography for music videos and performances with Stefflon Don, Charlie XCX and FKA Twigs.
Kaspa is an open format Queer DJ writer and tutor. Kaspa has played some of London’s most loved LGBTQI+ events, including Urban World (Scala), LxZ Events (Libertine) and Juiced (Proud Embankment).
Biggie C is an international DJ with a career spanning the last 30 years. He has been at the forefront of shaping the gay Black and urban scene in the UK, playing the best in world music.
Photo credit: Southbank Centre