For this edition of the Wish List, British-Barbadian saxophonist, clarinettist and band leader Shabaka Hutchings was invited to fill the Friday evening programme. We start the evening with the documentary Minding the Gap, directed by Bing Liu, and end it with a solo concert by Shabaka. Before his solo concert, Hutchings will discuss his thoughts on the deeper meaning behind the album Your Queen is A Reptile.
20:30 - 21:00 : Solo clarinet performance by Shabaka Hutchings
21:00 - 21:30: Q & A about the album Your Queen is A Reptile
This album is a provocative, anti-establishment critique of the blind idolatry received by the British monarchy and a call to deconstruct old myths and replace them with more relevant ones. In this case, that means honouring the significant contributions made by women of colour throughout history, which are often hidden or overlooked. The talk will be hosted and moderated by Reine Elisabeth Nkiambote.
21:30 - 22:30: Minding the Gap, directed by Bing Liu
Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.
Wish List – the art of social conscience
The Wish List brings together an impressive international line-up of guests from various creative backgrounds. Each guest hosts an evening of talk, film and performance to reveal what motivates them to link their creative output to broader social issues. The series of events is hosted and moderated by Reine Elisabeth Nkiambote.