21-24 July 2022 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Moonwalking – Exploring Afrofuturism

Keisha Thompson curates an afternoon of performances, talks and activities that will journey to the moon. This cosmic spread will feature Manchester based artists, academics and activists sharing their experiences of Afrofuturism. Using music, spoken word, theatre and dance we will celebrate what it feels like to walk on the moon.

Keisha Thompson is a Manchester based writer, performance artist and producer.

She is currently touring award-winning solo show, Man on the Moon. Her debut book, Lunar, features her poetry in addition to the show script.

She is also the Young People’s Producer at Contact, chair of radical arts funding body, Future Ventures’ Fund, is a member of Greater Manchester Cultural and Heritage Group and is on the Leaders of Tomorrow scheme led by ITC and RTYDS.

She has supported artists such as Kate Tempest, Hollie McNish, The Last Poets, Saul Williams, Amiri Baraka and has performed in Brave New Voices festivals 2008 & 2009.

Days

Sunday 2019