Certain Blacks Festival News

Shipbuilding Festival

Shipbuilding Festival It takes its name from Elvis Costello’s anti-war song and responds to COVID-19, Brexit and Black Lives Matter – current goings-on that have been likened to war. The wider programme seeks to explore what it is to be British and diverse in these challenging times. This festival is the final presentation in a yearlong programme that has looked [...]

Ensemble Festival 24 July 2021

Ensemble Festival 24 July 2021 On Saturday 24 July Ensemble Festival will present an explosive mix of art and performance bringing the very best of UK artists to heart of the Docklands. This is the second Ensemble Festival developed by producers Certain Blacks; an arts development organisation based locally in Custom House in the Royal Docks. The first Ensemble took place in 2019 and [...]


Certain Blacks Present Braintown Live streamed from the Light Vessel 93 on Sunday 6 December at 15:30:pm. Braintown by Svalbard is commissioned by Certain Blacks and is part of Join the Docks autumn programme presented by the Royal Docks team. Project Description Over the first weekend of December performance company Svalbard will be collaborating with Deadbeat Films to create a stunning [...]

Surveillance: Dance like No-One Is Watching From 14 to 16 August

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + +  Festival Description  Surveillance: Dance like no-one is watching, an action-packed weekend of performance, comes courtesy of Newham Council and arts organisation Certain Blacks as part of the Newham Unlocked summer programme. From 14 to 16 August Surveillance travels virtually to Newham locations, enabling audiences to experience [...]

Certain Blacks’ Circus Circus Circus Festival 2019

Certain Blacks’ Circus Circus Circus   Rich Mix and Hoxton Hall 7 – 22nd November Circus Circus Circus is a festival that includes jazz, live arts opera and circus

Ensemble Festival

Ensemble Festival  24th August 2019 The Ensemble Festival on the 24th August 2019 was great success check out all the images here

Hip Hop Palace

Hip-hop is one of the most misunderstood and disrespected cultures in history. It has a long legacy, one stemming from Afrikan roots, modeled from griot storyteller-musicians from West Afrika as well as freeform jazz, funk and soul. The whole culture is based on the precepts of peace, love, unity and having fun and emerged from troubled New York neighbourhoods where […]

Rowland Sutherland and London Art Collective

Saturday 9th November at Rich Mix, 8.00pm – Rowland Sutherland and  London Art Collective – DJ Marv Radio –

Brian Lobel – 24 Italian Songs and Arias

Brian Lobel – 24 Italian  Songs and Arias – Live artist, theatre maker and writer Brian Lobel brings 24 Italian Songs and Arias to Circus Circus Circus looking at failure, loss and family

Jamal Harewood – Word

Thursday 21st November at Rich Mix, 7.30 – Jamal Harewood – Word – Jamal Harewood

Circus Circus Circus – Artist Showcase

Friday 22 November at Hoxton Hall, 7.30 – Circus Circus Circus – Artist showcase –


Symoné: UTOPIAN (terms and conditions apply)  The Utopian explores Symoné’s personal experience living inside a cult. She invites the audience to join her

Out Of Order

Out Of Order: Once Standing – The world has come to an end. Civilization as we know it

Certain Blacks @ 101

Certain Blacks is planning a programme of new circus, performance and live art,

Addictive TV

Addictive TV Addictive TV – “Orchestra of Samples”

Byron Wallen

Byron Wallen and Addictive TV – Thursday 7 September 7.30 pm

Invisible Man

Crying in the Wilderness – Invisible Man Sunday 10 September 7.30 pm

Lyrix Organix

Lyrix Organix – Unfold – Saturday 9th September 8pm Lyrix Organix is a flag bearer for imagination,

Fancy Chance

Fancy Chance – Flight of Fancy. Sunday 10 September 5.pm

Body House

Shabnam Shabazi – Body House III Friday 8 September – 7.30

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