Kilburn Up High!

life in Kilburn with John Morrison & Linett Kamala

Celebrating life in Kilburn with John Morrison & Linett Kamala

With their photographic portraits on display in the Community Tent, we will be celebrating life and art in Kilburn with award-winning journalist and photographer John Morrison and interdisciplinary artist, educator and carnivalist Linett Kamala. Chaired by the author and broadcaster Marina Cantacuzino.

Free event! No ticket required.

Marina Cantacuzino

Marina Cantacuzino is an author, broadcaster, podcaster and clean air campaigner. In 2004 she founded The Forgiveness Project, a charity that works with real stories to help people break cycles of harm and promote concepts of compassion, empathy and forgiveness. Her series Forgiveness: Stories from the Frontline was repeated on BBC Radio 4 in February this year, and her latest of three books on the subject of forgiveness, Forgiveness: An Exploration was published in paperback in May.

John Morrison

John Morrison is an award-winning journalist, a BAFTA-nominated TV producer, and a former editor of Newsnight. The Joy of Kilburn, his zine of street photographs of Kilburn High Road with an introduction by Zadie Smith, will be launched at the Queen’s Park Book Festival. Profits go to Laurence’s Larder, the Kilburn charity helping people struggling to make ends meet.

Linett Kamala

London-born Kilburn local Linett Kamala is an interdisciplinary artist, educator and carnivalist who works across a range of media, including painting, installations, murals and DJ soundscapes. Deeply rooted in community empowerment, her socially engaged practice ranges from mentoring emerging creative talent to taking up space through festival culture. Linett draws inspiration from oral histories, carnivals of the diaspora and Jamaican culture. She is the founding director of Lin Kam Art which enriches lives through festival culture via residencies, workshops, events and programmes. Linett is a director of the Notting Hill Carnival, and an Associate Lecturer in MA Performance: Design and Practice at the University of the Arts London, Central St. Martins. She also serves as an editorial board member on the Festival Culture Research Education Network.