Kitchen Conversations

The Nest Collective

27 Jun – 1 Jul

Shipwright, Deptford

Free, invite only.

Providing equitable access to art and culture is central to LIFT’s mission. This performance and other invite-only events taking place during LIFT 2022 are an example of our commitment to engage with diverse and marginalised audiences, and to enable artists to connect deeper and more locally to London than ever before.

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Intimate conversations about activism over food.

Bringing together London’s feminist, trans, queer and ecological activists, Kitchen Conversations will connect Londoners who identify as Black, African, and African diasporic. The Nest will host a series of salons for improvised, intimate and in-depth conversations, where they’ll explore activism, identity, and create new connections between the African Diaspora and people who live on, and are more connected to, the African continent. 

Kitchen Conversations is presented in partnership with London Borough of Culture and supported by SOAS. They will be an invite-only event for local Lewisham residents and SOAS staff and students to come together and discuss activism and Black experience.   

While these salons are invite-only, they’re an example of how LIFT 2022 enables artists to connect deeper and more locally to London than ever before.  

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Commissioned by LIFT, Institute for the Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town, the British Council and LIFT Tottenham. Supported by British Council’s Sub-Saharan Africa new Art new Audiences programme, the Goethe-Institut London, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, We Are Lewisham and the Albany. Presented in association with Shipwright.

We Are Lewisham is presented by Lewisham Council and the Albany as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022.



Shipwright, one of the few remaining parts of Deptford’s former royal dockyard, is a home and creative space for artists, performers, and audiences from around the globe.