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Black Lives Matter, 12.30 for 1pm Sunday 23rd August


 Black Lives Matter 
12.30 for 1pm Sunday 23rd August
Tooting Common (near Tooting Lido)


Black Lives Matter Wandsworth is restarting its regular Sunday gatherings at 12.30 for 1pm on Tooting Common (near Tooting Lido) this Sunday, August 23rd. These are positive, inclusive occasions at which everyone is welcome. People sit several yards apart on the grass, so social distancing is fully observed.

There’s an interesting mix of items each time, including 5-10 minute talks on a wide range of subjects, as well as live music, poetry and personal reflections.

The top item this Sunday is a musical theatre piece performance by Ako Mitchell @akomitchell. Ako is a multi-talented actor & film maker who has been cast in #thelionking #ragtimethemusical #thecolourpurple #guysanddolls to name a few.

The talks I’ve heard, always topical and stimulating, have illuminated black experience in a wide range of areas, and brought insights into ways specific injustices can be tackled. It’s not just about politics – a sense of fun and entertainment make it an enjoyable as well as inspiring afternoon. The whole thing lasts just over an hour.

For more information on Black Lives Matter and its events, email BLMwandsworth@gmail.com or see
Twitter @BLMWandsworth
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/blacklivesmatterwandsworth/

What next? Tooting Black Pound Trail on 5th September
Look out for news of this event which will bring Tooting’s black businesses together to showcase our local entrepreneurs.