Between March and August 2022, eight young artists and organisers from Uganda, Malaysia, the British Virgin Islands, India, Pakistan, Rwanda, Trinidad and Tobago and the UK were given no-strings-attached grants by Birmingham-based Beatfreeks, to continue and deepen their work.

As We Speak tells the story of these inspiring young artists, with a documentary, live performances and a space to discuss this unique model of supporting artists. Call it trust-based support, call it a documentary, call it a global experiment in shared experience and purpose. Whatever you call it, it’s happening as we speak.

Join Beatfreeks for their upcoming online panel discussions: 

WED 20th JULY 10.30AM:

  • Spoken word collective Projects Prodets from Chennai, India
  • Visual artist Sakshi Kumar from Karachi, Pakistan
  • Poet, storyteller and activist Adjei Sun from Birmingham, UK
  • Dancer and educator The Urbansong from Kigali, Rwanda
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WED 27TH JULY 5.30PM:

  • Poet and author Anika Christopher from Roadtown, BVI
  • Artist, producer and film-maker Mohd Jayzuan from Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Multi-discipliniary artist Javaughn Forde from Trinidad & Tobago
  • Musician Rap Poet from Kampala, Uganda

Both sessions will be hosted by Beatfreeks' very own Ella Brandt.

Sign up via eventbrite.co.uk

Tickets free from beatfreeks.com

Generously supported by the British Council, Arts Council England and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.