Diversity Arts Network: Funding for Cultural Heritage Projects – Sharing and Advice @ The Marlowe
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Diversity Arts Network: Funding for Cultural Heritage Projects - Sharing and Advice @ The Marlowe | United Kingdom

Are you interested in developing a project that explores cultural heritage, but unsure where to begin? Are you after advice on developing project ideas and applying for funding?

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is working with the Kent Diversity Arts Network and ShivaNova / Equator Festival to run a sharing event on HLF-funded cultural heritage projects from across the South East of England.

The afternoon will include talks from ShivaNova, Brighton Royal Pavilion and Museum, The Panjabi Centre and Diversity House as well as an opportunity for discussion, and a presentation on how to apply for HLF funding.

Come along to:

  • Hear about the breadth of activity across the South East of England;
  • Get hints and tips from experts with experience delivering cultural heritage projects;
  • Learn about how to find a strong focus for your heritage project and apply for HLF funding.

The event is free to attend but places are limited so please register!

Full programme:

13:00  Arrivals; tea, coffee and sandwiches;

13:30 Welcome and introduction;

13.40 – 15:00 Presentations

  • Priti Paintal, ShivaNova – Working with the Roma and Nepalese communities in East Kent;
  • Helen Mears, Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton & Hove – Fashioning Africa;
  • Ann Kaye, The Panjabi Centre – Phulkari and Songs of Separation;
  • Christine Locke, Diversity House – Benin and British Heritage and Breaking the Myths: The First World War and Africa

15:00 Panel discussion

15:20 Break

15:30 Group discussions – developing a project idea

16:00 How to Apply for HLF Funding

  • Joseph Minden, Heritage Lottery Fund

16:30 Networking


Carmen Souza @ Purcell Rooms
Jul 13 all-day

Born in Portugal to Cape Verdean parents, Carmen Souza fuses her forebears’ musical traditions with contemporary jazz, Latin and European music.

After the acclaimed jazz album Epistola, Carmen Souza, with the help of her longtime musical partner Theo Pascal, returns to her creole roots to present a new album called Creology. With her gravity-defying voice she guides us in the musical journey of her ancestors on a unique transatlantic route through the sounds of the Creole Nation.

Discover rhythms like Batuque, Funana, Semba, Quilapanga, Marrabenta from Cabo Verde, Angola, Mozambique together with Afro-Brazilian and Cuban sounds, travelling all the way to the jazz shores of New Orleans and experience a unique live atmosphere!





London Tango Orchestra @ Purcell Rooms
Jul 13 all-day

The London Tango Orchestra is the largest professional tango group in the country, a real “orquesta tipica” uniting leading UK tango musicians with players from Argentina. The orchestra was founded in 2009 by Caroline Pearsall and is the first of its kind in the UK.

The orchestra performs music from the rich repertoire of tango, old and new, sharing its love of tango music through concerts, milongas and workshops and cultural exchanges between musicians from Europe, USA and Argentina.


WOW 2018 – September Day Pass @ Kings Place
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm
WOW 2018 - September Day Pass @ Kings Place | England | United Kingdom

The WOW 2018 Day Pass: 1 ticket, 3 shows

Following on from its successful series last year, Equator’s Women of the World returns with another mix of music from around the world.

The Equator Festival Day Pass for Sat 22 Sep includes the following shows:

Tsungai Tsikirai – Hall Two, 5pm
Windrush – Hall Two, 7pm
Plastikes Karekles – Hall Two, 9pm

Price: £24.50

Equator Festival launched the Women of the World concert series in 2007, with the simple aim of promoting female performers  from all music genres, from all over the world.  Each year Equator showcases the best in female performers, musicians and songwriters.  Over the last nine years the WOW series has presented music from Africa, Eastern-Europe, Middle East, India, Australia and the UK.  The performances have included everything from choirs to solo performers, works you have heard before and new commissions.  Previous performers include: Beyounes Quarter, Commander-in-Chief, Hannah Marcinowicz, Ignite Ensemble, London Bulgarian Choir, London Klezmer Quartet, London Tango Trio, Monica Vasconcelos, Oclay Bayir, Shallu Jindal, Carmen Souza, Invicta Voices, Anna Mudeka and Shiva Nova.


WOW 2018: Tsungai Tsikirai @ Kings Place
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm
WOW 2018: Tsungai Tsikirai @ Kings Place | England | United Kingdom

Tsungai Tsikirai is an award-winning singer–songwriter and dancer from Zimbabwe, now based in the UK. With her southern African group Flame Lily Arts she brings a vibrant combination of dance and music influenced by the legendary sounds of Miriam Makeba, Brenda Fassie and Angélique Kidjo.

In 2014 she was awarded Best Music Female Artist 2014 at the ZIMMA Awards, and in 2015 Mporiro Festival awarded Tsungai for her contribution to contemporary music.

Tsungai launched her debut album, Rova Ngoma, at The Breaking Boundaries Concert which was aimed at promoting cultural diversity, empowering women through arts and community development.

She has recently featured at The British Museum’s Faiths In Tune Festival, ZimFest Live and Nottinghill Carnival.