The UpLIFTers

London, UK

£8 (concessions £5)

A ticket to Uplifted gives access to the various workshops and events taking place throughout the day, some of which have limited capacities. If there are specific events you wish to attend at particular times, email booking@liftfestival.com, and we will reserve you a space to guarantee entry. Otherwise, just come along with your ticket and enjoy the day as it unfolds!

The Ditch is wheelchair accessible. All performances in LIFT 2022 are relaxed performances.


There will be refreshments available in The Ditch throughout the day. There are lots of local restaurants and cafes where you can find food and you’re welcome to leave and come back if you need to.

Join us for this festival created by London’s next gen creatives.

Taking over The Ditch at Shoreditch Town HallLIFT’s young producers have created an all-day festival of creativity exploring the issues they care about most. Working in groups, the young people have been on a journey to learn how to become a producer by putting together their own event as part of LIFT’s 2022 programme.

遺 комнаты (Rooms Left Behind), 12pm – 5pm


Working with a Ukrainian artist who has had to flee Russia, and Hong Kong artists who left their city, Amy Tong and Anna Ostrovskaia have created a theatrical installation exploring the idea of what it means to be a political migrant and how it feels to leave your home behind.

Step into the rooms to see, touch and smell objects once packed for everyday life, and now abandoned forever. Immerse yourself in the story through video projections and an exhibition.

Presented by Amy Tong & Anna Ostrovskaia
Creatives: Gun Suen, Tanya Kargaeva, Mola mola, Sasha Dömina, Tatiana Knyazeva

Entry times for the installation are 12pm (fully booked), 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

Each time slot has a capacity of 22 people. If there is a session you know would like to attend, please get in touch via booking@liftfestival.com so we can reserve you a space. Otherwise, just come along to enjoy the day as it unfolds!

Please note scent is used as part of the performance. The ingredients are: Alcohol, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benozate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Linalool

Space is limited, so audiences are encouraged to bring small bags only.


Choosing the Margin, 2pm-5pm


Khadija ChoudryQing Li and Nyasha Duri offer a series of workshops that explore ideas around the intersection between culture and identity. A place to play, reflect and celebrate, take part in a series of tactile and bite-sized workshops that give you the chance to see, create and imagine new worlds through the eyes of others. Confirmed workshops are below, with more to be announced – check back soon:

Workshops start at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, and last 45 Minutes. 

Embroidery & Resistance with Angela Camacho
Rhythm and Rhyme with Nomadic Libraax
Clay Pinch with Megan Elliott

Each time slot has a capacity of 10 people. If there is a session you know would like to attend, please get in touch via booking@liftfestival.com so we can reserve you a space. Otherwise, just come along to enjoy the day as it unfolds!


Rising Stars of the Galaxy, 7pm-10pm


A showcase of talented young musicians playing beats from around the world. Curated by Reuben Johnson and Jhonattan Goncalves, this evening of live music and DJs will take you on a journey through the galaxy. Hosted by Archie Backhouse AKA Clive-O.

We’ll see you on the dance floor. Line up includes:

The line up includes:
7pm: Haringey Young Musicians Stage Band
7:30pm: Helen McDonald – vocalist, storyteller, percussionist
8pm: The Backdrop Band
8:30pm: DJ Allow Justice

About LIFT’s Young Producers Programme

LIFT is passionate about supporting the next generation of creatives. To fill the final spot in the 2022 programme, LIFT partnered with Shoreditch Town Hall to bring together a group of young Londoners to take a deep dive into the live event producing process. Over 16 weeks a group of 7 young people passionate about social change, inclusivity, and making live events a more accessible and representative space, are learning everything they need to know about producing multidisciplinary performance. LIFT’s Young Producers Programme sees UpLIFTers – the festival’s six-year project in Tottenham – go London-wide, connecting young people across boroughs to learn and create together.



Supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, presented by LIFT and Shoreditch Town Hall.

Artwork by Studio Doug.


Shoreditch Town Hall

An independent cultural, live events and community space housed in one of the grandest former civic buildings in the capital.