IS DAT U YH? is the joyous ode to waaaaayyy back when, sonic sprinting through memory lane with the galdem. From Elephant to ‘Narm and all the nonsense in between we honour this mixture, marriage fusion of our tongues.

A surreal celebration of our love of food, expressive mannerisms, and Black Brit millennial identities still glistening with diaspora roots, as part of Ludala, a collection of films celebrating Black love and joy and a response to “where our smiles form”.

There will also be pre-show performances taking place at


Writer and actor Arysha Kelly.

Singer and songwriter Coah Music


Actor and Writer Luke Elliot

Musician and producer Mikel Ameen



Initiative.dkf is an award-winning, multidisciplinary arts platform led by Artistic Director DK Fashola and Creative Producer Wofai. Together they produce theatre, festivals and dance events as well as lead mentoring opportunities for young people. Driven by a love of explorative storytelling, Initiative.dkf challenge the art forms and narratives imposed on Black bodies through the power of performance and creation of empathy and connection.

Past projects include Melanin Box Festival, a celebration of Black British talent showcasing theatre, movement, music and short film; the critically acclaimed play Fragments of a Complicated Mind; the outdoor spectacle Scalped; and popular womxn’s dance and movement sessions exploring sensuality and liberation, Whine ‘n’ Cotch which took place regularly at the Albany.


We are constantly monitoring the government’s COVID-19 guidelines. Should the situation change, the event will be postponed and bookers will be notified in regards to their options.

Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund