Fashion icon and musician Grace Jones will curate this year’s Meltdown Festival at the Southbank Centre
As part of the event there will also be a free public programme, which brings together a huge number of performers and activities inspired by Grace Jones’ career.
Grace Jones’ Meltdown will get underway on June 10 with Nightclubbing with No Signal at the Riverside Terrace.
The free event will see No Signal radio DJs select the best tracks from artists across the black diaspora.
Also, part of the programme is an event inspired by the iconic 1973 photograph of Grace Jones roller-skating on Compo Beach, Roll Up To The Bumper on June 11.
It will also feature workshops and a day-long programme of music and DJ sets, spanning disco and soul to modern grime.
On June 18, is A Night of a Thousand Graces with Africa Fashion Week London, a catwalk fashion event honouring Grace Jones’ iconic looks.
Grace Jones will be performing on the closing night, although tickets have sold out.
Grace Jones’ Meltdown runs from Friday, June 10, to 19.
Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ
Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.
So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.