On Sunday 30th October ECA attended an evening of celebration of our black culture! The afternoon began with a visual exhibition of five local Black heroes by local up and coming artists. The heroes included Dr Okerafor an Enfield GP who set up the ABC project for families suffering bereavement; Rudolph Walker CBE, actor and community supporter of young people; Arthur Barzey TES Headteacher of the Year and Lurine Cato MBE, singer songwriter and community supporter. We were able to hear their untold stories and celebrate them.
The artists interpreted their stories and portrayed their life through art! The pieces were displayed in the foyer of the Millfield Theatre, We also listened to Rebecca a classical pianist playing traditional African descendant music! There was traditional cultural food. ECA had a stall in the foyer which received a lot of attention from local councillors, the head of public health, the press and visitors to the event.
The evening ended with performances in the theatre, where the stories of the community champions were told through dance, spoken word, singing and other forms of expressive art through the vision of local creatives working alongside Platinum Performing Arts a local dance company of children and young people from Enfield. It was a fabulous event, which brought a diverse audience together to enjoy the talents in our community.