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Ray BLK – Artist

Ray BLK is set to make her acting debut in new BBC and Netflix show Champion, created by Queenie‘s Candice Carty-Williams and hitting screens later this year. Champion is set in south London and described as “a love letter to Black British music,” and will also star Top Boy’s Malcolm Kamulete and newcomer Déja J Bowens.

2021 saw Ray BLK release her long-awaited debut album ACCESS DENIED, which features guest appearances from the likes of Giggs, Stefflon Don, and Kojey Radical. New music is lined up for release in 2023.

Ray BLK is also UD’s first ambassador who has previously collaborated with in-house choir Flames Collective, on a cover of her hit track My Hood feat. Stormzy.

Speaking: 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