The hospitality and events industry were one of the hardest hit over lockdown, and now restaurants have made a comeback, it’s time for socially-distanced events to make their return. Legendary event / screening crossover team Secret Cinema ARE BACK, but this time, as you would expect, they’re doing things a little differently.
Running from 10th – 13th Sept, the Lost x Les Misérables event combines performances with the screening of new Oscar-nominated film Les Misérables from director Ladj Ly (and the first black director to represent France at the Oscars), which is inspired by the 2005 Paris riots and gives insight into the tensions between neighbourhood residents and police.
The night’s performances are curated by black youth-led ‘Tribe Named Athari’ born out of the Black Lives Matter movement, with a dance performance led by Joseph Toonga, and created in collab with SBTV and the BRIT School. The plan of action from LOST will be a safe space to unite and spark national debate towards solutions for equality, around the issues of race, poverty and social justice explored in the film. With cheaper tix available for young people, each night will give youth from diverse backgrounds access to the industry. So if you fancy being around a group of like-minded, empowered people AND have been missing out on live performances (like us) then this one is for you.
Thurs 10th – Sun 13th September 2020
EartH, 11-17 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 8BH