talks & debates
talks & debates

Violet Nights: Woke Twitter IRL

In the age of Kardashian callouts, blackface and DIY art culture, the internet has never been a more important platform. Online communities like Black Twitter have carved a space for political discourse on the web and our voices are finally being heard.

With ‘woke’ added to the Oxford English Dictionary (definition: staying aware of social and political injustices happening in the today), we’ve seen it, we’ve heard it, we’ve sung it. We are asking how the digital age of Tweets, gifs and hashtags can help us to incite social change in our society.

Come to Violet Nights and discuss the influence woke twitter has had on our lives, our art and the way we interact with the world we live in.

Violet Nights is a space for young people to safely experiment, socialise and explore with music, performance and discussion.

This event has been created and programmed by Southbank Centre’s Youth Ambassadors and the Violet Nights creative team.

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Royal Festival Hall
Hayward Gallery Art Library, Level 1


Free, but ticketed

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Age recommendation
For ages 18 – 30

Please note, this event is free but ticketed. Tickets do not guarantee entry and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis for those with tickets. Please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time to avoid disappointment.