Club 11 announces online benefit concert led by Black British artists
The event is set to take place in early July at Cadogan Hall.
In support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Club 11 has announced that its next online concert series, TURN UP, will feature a star-studded line up of Black performers from the West End and Broadway.
Under the direction of Nicole Raquel Dennis (Dear Evan Hansen) and Ryan Carter, TURN UP will take place in early July at Cadogan Hall, and its goal is to promote activism, community leadership, and awareness for the following charities: The Bail Project, The Okra Project, The Black Curriculum, and UK Black Pride.
The Bail Project is a national nonprofit organisation that pays bail for people in need, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence. The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home-cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever they can reach them. The Black Curriculum is a social enterprise founded in 2019 by young people to address the lack of Black British history in the UK Curriculum. The organization believes that by delivering arts-focused Black history programmes, teacher training, and campaigning through mobilising young people, they can facilitate social change. UK Black Pride is Europe’s largest celebration for African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean-Heritage LGBTQ people.
TURN UP will mark one of the first occasions that live performance has returned to London since the global pandemic. The concert will also feature poetry, readings and speeches from prominent figures in the Black community.