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Thursday Afternoon

14:00 – 16:30

TRENCH: The Knowledge Exchange 

Jacqueline Springer In Conversation with Ray BLK

We explore the art of creation, sustainability and endurance. When becoming relevant how do we stay relevant? How do we embrace creative diversification – business evolution, the side hustle – without losing the legacy of artistry?

Hosted by: Jacqueline Springer (Curator Africa & Diaspora: Performance, V&A)

Starring: Ray BLK (artist, actor, UD Ambassador)


Jacqueline Springer – Curator Africa & Diaspora: Performance (V&A)

Ray BLK – Artist

Thursday Evening

18:00 – 20:30

Open Mic powered by Complex UK 

In this one-away Industry Takeover Open Mic, hosted by your girl, Nayana, and powered by Complex UK, artists that make the cut will be profiled online, post event, by the Complex editorial team. If you want to perform, please email openmic@udmusic.org with the subject #IT2023. Expect vibes and a live jam to end the night.