In the last few weeks numerous conversations have been had and regarding racial justice in numerous aspects of society. Earlier this month we shared our response to the murder of George Floyd. We called for voices from our friends, partners and collaborators to share their views with us. This week, voices from our wider Albany family have created work that directly responds to issues affecting Black people in our modern society.

Sounds Like Chaos – Black Lives Matter Zine

“We will not be silent on issues that affect us. We will be vocal, unapologetic, intentional. From within the borders of this zine and beyond, this is how we show we care”

Sounds Like Chaos have collaborated with artist and zine maker Zoe Thompson to create a zine as a direct response to the Black Lives Matter protests. This project follows their recent Quarantine Commissions project, amplifying the voices of young local artists and allowing them to make timely work during these times of great change and uncertainty.

Sounds Like Chaos are giving away 5o free copies of this zine on Twitter and a further 50, also for free, on Instagram. Simply head over to their pages and send them a direct message to request your copy.

Sounds Like Chaos are one of our resident companies and close collaborators with our Youth Programme. Sounds Like Chaos employs and trains young people across all areas of their company. They offer first jobs, longer-term employment and opportunities to develop with the aim of improving their relationship with work, supporting young artists financially and improving the company.

Meet Me On The Radio – Remembering Windrush

The 23rd June 2020 episode of  Meet Me On The Radio marks Windrush Day, the day the ship Empire Windrush arrived to British shores from the Caribbean in 1948. Meet Me members, Madge, Rosaline and Gwen share experiences of arriving in 1960s UK from Jamaica. And in honour of the Black Lives Matter movement,  IRIE drummer, Zozo Mohammed Shuaibu leads a warmup and we hear sounds from the Notting Hill Carnival, Brixton BLM protests and the Riverside Youth Club, with song from Tuligwasye Women in Zimbabwe.

Meet Me on the Radio is a new weekly radio show featuring sonic journeys through Lewisham, news and sounds from the Albany garden, creative activities, provocations, and conversations with members and artists. It is broadcast every Tuesday at 11.30am – 12 midday on South London community radio station Resonance FM.