As a black voice in a loud world, what does it mean to find sanctuary?

How do we navigate the tension between speaking out for change and the innate desire to preserve the interior ‘undergrowth’ of our lives? When can sound create space…and quiet convey deep feeling?

Powerful concepts rooted in black feminist theory are laid bare in Quiet, the debut Faber poetry collection from Victoria Adukwei Bulley.

We invite you for a spellbinding, deeply experimental evening of soundscape and performance looking at ideas of rest, community and the richness of human interiority. Immerse yourself in a textural interplay between words, sonics – and even physical movement – that has potential to seismically shift your view on the landscape of cultural identity.

Featuring sound artists DJ Lynnée Denise and Belinda Zhawi, whose works transcend disciplines, Black Noise will comfort, challenge and confront, in a creative exploration like no other.

Victoria Adukwei Bulley

Victoria Adukwei Bulley is a poet, writer and artist based in London. She is the winner of an Eric Gregory Award, and has held residencies internationally in the US, Brazil, and the V&A Museum. Her debut poetry collection, Quiet, was released by Faber in the UK this year, and is set for North American release in January 2023 from Knopf. 

Belinda Zhawi

Belinda Zhawi is a Zimbabwean literary and sound artist based in South East London, author of Small Inheritances (ignition press, 2018), and experiments with sound/text performance as MA.MOYO. Her work has been featured on various platforms including The White Review, NTS, Boiler Room and BBC Radio. She’s held artist residencies with Triangle France, Cove Park, Serpentine Galleries and ICA London. Belinda’s the co-founder of literary arts platform, BORN::FREE. 

Lynnée Denise

Lynnée Denise is an artist, scholar, writer, and DJ whose work reflects on underground cultural movements, the 1980s, migration studies, theories of escape, and electronic music of the African Diaspora. Denise coined the phrase "DJ Scholarship" to re-position the role of the DJ from a party purveyor to an archivist, cultural custodian, and information specialist of music with critical value. She’s a doctoral student in the Department of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths University of London. 

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