As part of this year’s WoWfest (Writing’s on the Wall Fest) comes Future|Journeys: Afrofuturism. 

Inspired by the work of Afrofuturist artists, writers and musicians like Octavia Butler, George Clinton and Janelle Monae, Future|Journeys looks at how we can find new ways to express the voices of the marginalised, exploring race, gender and alternative technologies for creating new ways of co-existing. Join us for a day of conversation, art and creativity, as we weave the stories of our past to create visions of the future.

The keynote panel features Ytasha Womack, Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo, Nikky Norton Shafau and Jon Daniel, exploring the theme and genre of Future|Journey’s and Afrofuturism.

Immerse yourself in a series of exciting workshops, both techy and creative. Come and learn how to create your own interactive tech-art with the Arduino, combining electronics, coding and your imagination.

Join the MossCode team with their programming workshop. Learn how to create your own coding projects, from web apps to games. Suitable for all who want to learn.

Exhibiting at the Liverpool Slavery Museum, Jon Daniel is an artist who draws on his experience growing up as a black kid in London during the 70s and 80s. He’ll be talking about his current exhibition ‘Afro Supa Hero’ and the people who have inspired and motivated him throughout his life.

The Second Coming’ workshop, led by Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo will provide a space to discuss and explore the impact of inherited memory on the African-Caribbean diaspora. This is particularly resonant, given Liverpool’s historical involvement with the 18th century slave trade, and will be a thought provoking experience, challenging us to think deeply about how community experiences can affect the way we navigate issues in the present and beyond.

Venue: District, 61 Jordan St, L1 0BP
Date: Saturday 21st May
Time: 1pm – 6pm
Tickets: £5/3, from Liverpool Philharmonic Box Office