Show Calendar


Freedom Road: Re-Imagined

Freedom Road Re-imagined is an incredible immersive live music performance that combines music, photography and filmed footage to call attention to the resilience, determination and pride of Black British Communities.

Freedom Road Re-imagined presents an intergenerational perspective on protest through the lens of esteemed photographers Vanley Burke, Charlie Phillips alongside the young photographer Shaïny Vilo. The show's visuals draw you into times (both past and present) when the collective and individual voice became weaponised as a force for change.

Central to the show is the exhilarating music. Music associated with the U.S and U.K Civil Rights Movement. Music that sustained, nurtured and educated - music that became and remains some of the most important of the 20th Century. The music is a soundscape of the innovation in Black music covering early field recordings, soul, jazz, afrofuturism and neo-soul.

Intercut with the music and stunning visuals is the recorded voice of Taariq Forder. Taariq brings his lived experience, enriching the telling of this intergenerational conflict.

If it is at all possible to inject an energy of positivity amid turbulence, and movement for change, Freedom Road Re-imagined does this brilliantly. The artists from cross-cultural and multi-generational backgrounds bring incredible musicianship and storytelling and present a show that is moving, defiant and joyful all at once.

Freedom Road Re-imagined Line-Up:

Sabina Desir – Vocalist

Jessica Lauren – Keyboards/MD

Tamar Osborn – Woodwinds

Winston Clifford – Drums

Ivan Hussey – Cello

Jason Simpson – Bass

Taariq Forder - Additional Voice/Actor (film)


Charlie Phillips – Photography

Vanley Burke – Photography

Shaïny Vilo – Photography

Richard Birch – Photography

London Borough of Lambeth Archives Department

Nathan Jones (Soopanatural Projections) - Film/Projections

The Music:

Musical Arrangements by Jessica Lauren

I’ve Been ‘Buked - Traditional

Tryin’ Times - Donny Hathaway

How Long Blues - Leroy Carr

Police and Thieves - Junior Murvin

Trouble So Hard - Vera Hall

Peace Go With You Brother - Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson

This Bitter Earth - Dinah Washington

Young Gifted and Black - Nina Simone

People Make The World Go Round - The Stylistics

Four Women (Instrumental) - Nina Simone

Mississippi Goddamn - Nina Simone

Why? The King of Love is Dead - Nina Simone

A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke

Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield

Dates & Times

  • Friday 22 April, 2022
    8:00pm – 10:00pm


  • All tickets
Venue doors 7pm, auditorium open from 7.30pm, show starts 8pm. There will be a 15 minute interval.
Contemporary Music
Freedom Road: Re-Imagined
Friday 22 April

Freedom Road: Re-Imagined Tickets

April 1Sa2Su3Mo4Tu5We6Th7Fr8Sa9Su10Mo11Tu12We13Th14Fr15Sa16Su17Mo18Tu19We20Th21Fr22Sa23Su24Mo25Tu26We27Th28Fr29Sa30Su
May 1Mo2Tu3We4Th5Fr6Sa7Su8Mo9Tu10We11Th12Fr13Sa14Su15Mo16Tu17We18Th19Fr20Sa21Su22Mo23Tu24We25Th26Fr27Sa28Su29Mo30Tu31We
June 1Th2Fr3Sa4Su5Mo6Tu7We8Th9Fr10Sa11Su12Mo13Tu14We15Th16Fr17Sa18Su19Mo20Tu21We22Th23Fr24Sa25Su26Mo27Tu28We29Th30Fr
July 1Sa2Su3Mo4Tu5We6Th7Fr8Sa9Su10Mo11Tu12We13Th14Fr15Sa16Su17Mo18Tu19We20Th21Fr22Sa23Su24Mo25Tu26We27Th28Fr29Sa30Su31Mo
August 1Tu2We3Th4Fr5Sa6Su7Mo8Tu9We10Th11Fr12Sa13Su14Mo15Tu16We17Th18Fr19Sa20Su21Mo22Tu23We24Th25Fr26Sa27Su28Mo29Tu30We31Th
September 1Fr2Sa3Su4Mo5Tu6We7Th8Fr9Sa10Su11Mo12Tu13We14Th15Fr16Sa17Su18Mo19Tu20We21Th22Fr23Sa24Su25Mo26Tu27We28Th29Fr30Sa
October 1Su2Mo3Tu4We5Th6Fr7Sa8Su9Mo10Tu11We12Th13Fr14Sa15Su16Mo17Tu18We19Th20Fr21Sa22Su23Mo24Tu25We26Th27Fr28Sa29Su30Mo31Tu
November 1We2Th3Fr4Sa5Su6Mo7Tu8We9Th10Fr11Sa12Su13Mo14Tu15We16Th17Fr18Sa19Su20Mo21Tu22We23Th24Fr25Sa26Su27Mo28Tu29We30Th
December 1Fr2Sa3Su4Mo5Tu6We7Th8Fr9Sa10Su11Mo12Tu13We14Th15Fr16Sa17Su18Mo19Tu20We21Th22Fr23Sa24Su25Mo26Tu27We28Th29Fr30Sa31Su
January 20241Mo2Tu3We4Th5Fr6Sa7Su8Mo9Tu10We11Th12Fr13Sa14Su15Mo16Tu17We18Th19Fr20Sa21Su22Mo23Tu24We25Th26Fr27Sa28Su29Mo30Tu31We
February 1Th2Fr3Sa4Su5Mo6Tu7We8Th9Fr10Sa11Su12Mo13Tu14We15Th16Fr17Sa18Su19Mo20Tu21We22Th23Fr24Sa25Su26Mo27Tu28We29Th
March 1Fr2Sa3Su4Mo5Tu6We7Th8Fr9Sa10Su11Mo12Tu13We14Th15Fr16Sa17Su18Mo19Tu20We21Th22Fr23Sa24Su25Mo26Tu27We28Th