13 Apr 2024

  • Venue
    Bramall Rock Void
  • Running time
    60 mins

Hear the voices of the outstanding British Caribbean women who have helped to shape British culture and have inspired generations.

A showcase of outstanding British Caribbean women (many of whom are part of the Windrush Generation) who have helped to shape British culture and have inspired generations including Khadijah Ibrahiim, Emily Zobel-Marshall, Rheima Robinson and Leeds Black Elders.

Find out more

RISE UP Festival (RUF) is an intergenerational and intersectional celebration of Caribbean Arts in its many different forms. It looks to the Windrush Generation and explores how they, their legacy, and art have shaped the UK. The festival is curated and co-directed by two British Caribbean artist-practitioners, Omari Swanston-Jeffers and Melanie Abrahams, in partnership with Leeds Playhouse. The Rise Up Festival Takeover will feature a kaleidoscope of artists from the Forward Prize winning Malika Booker to Leeds based artists Christella Litras, Phenicia Williams, Azizi Cole and Namron, to Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry Awardee and elder statesman of poetry John Agard.

Meet the people involved

Khadijah Ibrahiim

Speaker, Host and Performer

Emily Zobel-Marshall

Speaker and Performer

Rheima Robinson

Speaker and Performer

Leeds Black Elders



    Arts Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • LTB Foundation
  • Principal Partner

    Caddick Group
  • Principal Access Partner

    Irwin Mitchell