NEWS: RISE UP! FESTIVAL 2023
03 May 2023
Rise Up! Returns this Friday 5th & Saturday 6th of May 2023 to celebrate Black and People of Colour creatives in Scotland, featuring a weekend of events at the Music Hall and the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen.
Rise Up! 2023 Programme
The programme offers an array of talented artists, informative panel discussions, and industry-led workshops with live performances and innovative collaborations, all at an accessible sliding-scale ticket price:
- Cabaret: featuring Courtney Stoddart (spoken word), Dorine Mugisha (dance), Sara Sharaawi (theatre performance) and Safeena Rashid (comedy). A multi-creative night with tickets available on a sliding scale price.
- Panels: A Sonic Hug Presents: How do we improve the mental health and wellbeing of BPoC creatives in Scotland with Halina Rifai, Brenda Vengesa, Shaun Noteman and Shirin Karbor; Generational Experiences as a BPoC Creative with Arusa Qureshi, Amanjit Uppal, Ica Headlam and Adjei Amaning; and Uncomfortable Conversations in Safe Spaces with Nasim Rebecca Asl, Salma Faraji, Jideofor Muotune and Elaine Cheng.
- Workshops: Creative Writing with Andrés N. Ordorica and Anti-racism with Ravideep Kaur.
- Creative Performance: Multimedia artist Helen Love and poet Noon Salah Eldin will combine clay, poetry and project as part of “Loved Seeds”, a three-dimensional family tree of the nine children of an enslaved woman from 1832 Jamaica who have connections to Aberdeen.
- Live Music: featuring live performances by 4TUNE, Rue Cooper, Djana Gabrielle & Pooyan Saadati DJ Set, also available on a sliding scale ticket price.
- Live Podcast: Suzie Mwanza and Shirley McPherson of Black Scot Pod with guest Muslim Alim (Commissioning Editor, BBC Daytime TV) explore the topic of diversity and inclusion in the creative industries with a focus on TV.
Rise Under Programme
The festival also offers bespoke workshops exploring the creative industries and performance opportunity aimed at 12-17 year olds:
- Finishing the Song: with Chef the Rapper exploring songwriting, collaboration and music industry knowledge.
- Filming on a Budget: Sara Stroud will teach the basics of filmmaking using your phone or ipad.
- Screenprinting: with Caitlin Dick & Phoebe McBride exploring the art of screenprinting as well as creating your own We Are Here Scotland tote bag.
- Open Mic: Mae Diansangu will host an open mic event welcoming all musicians, singers, poets, and other performers aged 12-17 years old.
For tickets and more information about the event click here.