This is Good #13

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This is Good: A place to share things we think are GOOD this week.

Dirty Old River, Leonie Kate Higgins, Rich Mix, Friday 25th July

Wryly-comic, confessional cabaret, Dirty Old River is a story of the loneliness and gloriousness of living in a big city. With frank, irreverent story-telling and live-looped cello and vocals, UB-favourite Léonie Kate Higgins will tell you stories that are moving, funny and relatable to anyone who has ever wondered where they belong.

"In London I see ghosts on every corner. Nights spent singing Big Spender alongside drag queens with nails like surfboards and voices like slate. Stamp squares of slick skies glimpsed through grimy office windows. Trudges through morning-cold streets bearing smudges of make up and regrets from the night before.“

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Opening Celebration @ Black Heritage Centre, Brixton, London

An evening of cultural performances, from spoken word artists Akala, Floetic Lara, El Crisis, renowned dub-poet Linton Kwesi Johnson and conscious calypso poet Alexander D Great to harmonic jazz saxophonist Lascelles James.

Inspirational hip-hop performances from the legendary Jonzi D and street dancers Rowdy (dance consultant for 2012 Olympic Ceremony) and Mechanikool (2013 semi-finalist on television series Got to Dance) come together to perform a mesmerising collaboration.

Infused with powerful speeches from the international speaker Dr. Doudou Diene, leading academic and historian Dr. Hakim Adi and Professor Gus John. Come and celebrate the opening of a unique space dedicated to black heritage in Britain.

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Read Rees, by Gareth Rees, The Haggerston Pub, Thursday 24th July

Gareth Rees, Author of 'A Dreamlife of Hackney Marshes', cordially invites you to the London launch of his long-awaited and hotly anticipated new book, Read Rees; five stories of war, theology, blackberry crumble and the oppression of cleaning staff. Forty years' wanderlust, menial labour and mindful rebellion.

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