And Still I Rise

Midlands Tour

‘It’s extremely important that we provide an empowering spotlight for Black artists, as well as an opportunity to celebrate resilience and unity’.

-Vijay Mistry

We have chosen 12 Midlands based performers who are 18+ of Black, Caribbean and African descent to be a part of our And Still I Rise Tour.

Each artist will use the ‘And Still I Rise’ theme to channel the resilience and vitality of Maya Angelou’s poem. Their performance pieces will express their own experiences of the turbulent times shaped by Black Lies Matter and/ or the disproportionate impact of Covid-19. We are showcasing these pieces as part of Black History Month 2021, at four venues across the Midlands.

Hosted by RUKUS

Phidizz  │ CrossyR3Marcus Joseph
Michelle-Kim Vacciana │Morgan Munroe
Strizzy StraussThe OratorHelder Delgado
Jay L’Booth │ Shauna Latty │ Nat Negus
DJ set by DJ KMS


Friday 15th October 7pm-10pm
Nottingham Contemporary, NG1 2GB

Sunday 17th October 6pm-9pm
Baby People, DE1 1JQ
Thursday 21st October 7pm-10pm
2Funky Music Cafe, LE3 5NH

Thursday 28th October, 7pm-10pm
Hare & Hounds, B14 7JZ

For more information click here and you can also look at last years And Still I Rise Showcase Event.