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LISTEN: PEARL’S MIXTAPE STORIES 1 – YOUNG LLOYD

We’re collating a mixtape with a song for each year since Pearl’s dooors closed in 1981 that filled dancefloors on London’s Black queer scene. ‘Mixtape Stories’ hears directly from community members about the tunes that they remember, and the memories they evoke. Continue reading LISTEN: PEARL’S MIXTAPE STORIES 1 – YOUNG LLOYD

WATCH THIS SPACE: LLOYD YOUNG & ‘THE BLACK EXPERIENCE’

BLKOUT: Welcome to BLKOUT_UK. Tell our readers who you are LLOYD: I’m Lloyd. I’m a 56 year old Black gay man BLKOUT: Where are you from? LLOYD: I was born in Islington, North London . . . My parents originate from Jamaica. They arrived in the UK in the early 1950s – they’re from the group now labelled the Windrush Generation. BLKOUT: Intrigued by the name of … Continue reading WATCH THIS SPACE: LLOYD YOUNG & ‘THE BLACK EXPERIENCE’

VIDEO: can we talk?

“Selfie-obsessed, avocado toast-chomping, snowflake!” “Property-hoarding, climate-change complacent, bed-blocker!” “Read a book!” “OK. Boomer!” The combination of ever-increasing speed in technological change, rising life expectancy, a period of relative economic stability, the hard-fought-for (yet still unfinished) liberation struggles, the loosening of traditional, restrictive social ties (for many), and the decline of social mobility, means that it is little wonder intergenerational relationships have also been under some … Continue reading VIDEO: can we talk?