LOST DEBUTS with its first action this Thursday running until September 13, 7pm-10.30pm at Earth in Dalston, London.
The evening will be a socially distanced, explosive experience of the oscar-nominated film ‘LES MISÉRABLES’ by director Ladj Ly, on race, poverty and justice.
The Lost project aims to push creative voices that are often not heard
A carnival of music and dance celebrating black culture will bring themes of the film to life, curated by black, youth-led ‘Tribe Named Athari’ and world-class choreographer Joseph Toonga, in collaboration with The BRIT school and SBTV.
To widen access to this show, organisers have created a ticket donation system, FUTURE TICKET FUND, where people can gift tickets to those who may not have the means, so that they too can experience life-changing art and culture.
Donations will invest in the future of people from diverse backgrounds, as well as in the growth of this show, which we plan to take across the country in support of our partners ‘Tribe Named Athari’ and the young artists in their community.
A ticket is access to an experience, a new way of seeing the world.
The nights will explore the idea of ‘a youth centre for the future’ through creative action, by giving stage to the young people living the issues in the film. ‘Tribe Named Athari’ members, aged 16-20, will curate the artist line-up across all nights of the unique film release, while more young people from diverse backgrounds hold roles from production, to photography. Additional partners include innovative youth service Young Creators UK and Re-space Projects, who give communities much needed free access to meanwhile space. LOST’s philosophies speak of action.
This project comes as youth services are under unprecedented financial pressures following cuts and COVID 19, giving young people an opportunity to augment their current reality with art.
Also, after a summer of protests, it will provide a safe space to share solutions and enjoy a taste of the liberation TNA are working towards.
Sev Ture enthused: “Art and creativity is key to us at TNA, as it can be a channel for the most honest expression of the oppressed. This in itself, is a form of activism, exemplified by the film ‘LES MISÉRABLES’, which is why we are so excited to be involved.
“The LOST project aims to push creative voices that are often not heard.”
LOST rethinks how art is produced, exhibited, distributed and how its impact will affect society and politics, by finding new ways of engaging with communities and artists. Currently, only eight per cent of people from low income backgrounds and 11 per cent from the BAME community work in the creative industry. A statistic set to change.
Fabien Riggall, the creator of Secret Cinema, said: “Storytelling belongs to everyone and we’re determined to create access and celebrate diverse voices. There has to be a space for young people to come together, to dream, to lose themselves and create.
“These spaces should not only look and feel like council buildings. This film will be released by young people like those the story centres around. We want young people to know they can tell their stories and we will release them.”
Covid 19 regulations of one metre + social distancing restrictions apply. Masks are compulsory.