Libations & Conversations – A celebration of Black history, creativity and culture

Friday 27 October

Join us for an evening celebrating Black history, art, and culture, featuring the artists and performers EVEWRIGHT, Elsa James, Harold Offeh and Dr ‘H’ Patten.


6pm – EVEWRIGHT: Libation – Artist Tour 

Explore the history and inspirations of the current Firstsite exhibition, EVEWRIGHT: Libation, with an exclusive private tour by the artist EVEWRIGHT. Find out about the artist’s thoughts and motivations behind the artworks and his wider practice.

7pm – Louisa Buck in conversation with Elsa James and Harold Offeh

Following the tour, join what is guaranteed to be an insightful debate between art critic Louisa Buck and artists Elsa James and Harold Offeh.

The panel will explore the artists’ practice and inspirations, particularly their shared interest in performance-based art. Louisa will also delve into the artists’ shared use of humour and seriousness to challenge stereotypes and examine recent projects by both artists which have explored their personal encounters with museum objects and exhibitions.

Please note: This talk takes place at Firstsite, if you are unable to attend in person, you can join a livestream of the talk. Book the livestream here

8:15pm – Live Libation Performance by Dr ‘H’ Patten and Musician

Enjoy a live Libation Dance performance by Dr ‘H’ Patten, one of the UK’s leading African dance practitioners. This unique performance will span the Firstsite building and follow the path of EVEWRIGHT’s artwork ‘Walking Drawing: Libation’, creating an immersive and moving experience.

Our talks and events help raise vital funds for Firstsite

This evening is a fundraising event for Firstsite – profits from this event will help us continue to support and provide a platform for local artists and creatives. Your ticket can help art continue to thrive in East Anglia.