Celebrating and centring Blackness as a symbol of transformation, healing, and renewal, Long Play Liberation dwells in solidarity with Black Lives Matter as a way to focus and project hope. Juxtaposing installation, lecture demonstration, moving image, dance, and ritual Long Play Liberation is an anarchic performance repositioning late nineteenth and early twentieth century local seats of government: the Grade II listed Old Stratford and Newham Town Hall. Transcending these civic buildings, audiences encounter expressions of joy and sustained enactments of present and possible conditions of liberation for Black people.

A hospitable place for Black people and People of Colour to find a way to be in synchrony with the environment and the complexity of mixed and conflicting emotions, Long Play Liberation refracts hyperadaptable, material, and ephemeral Blackness.

Long Play Liberation live streamed from Newham Town Hall on 10th October 2020.
Watch the performance beginning at 14:30.

Long Play Liberation commissioned by Newham London for Newham Black History Month 2020

Sound Engineer: Jack Hale
Lighting Engineer: Kieran Mallon
Front of House Assistants: Husina Begum and Afiya Rahman

Special thanks to

Monica Thomas
Dominique Roome
the team at Newham London

and Photographers
Hayleigh Longman
Andrew Baker