Unity In The Community 2023

Unity In Community 2023 is a gala event on Saturday 29th July from 12pm to 5p at The Blue Market. It brings together live music performances from Unity Music Arts Team and activities from ‘Out Of Bermondsey: Unheard voices, Different Stories’ in a celebration of local cultural diversity.

Unity in The Community will feature music and dance performances alongside creative arts workshops and educational displays around The Blue Market, London SE16 3UQ.

Free Activities

  • Community Choir: Live music celebrating popular music influenced by Afro-Caribbean sounds. 
  • Small Island Projects: Live Calypso Band with steel pan drumming 
  • Salsa Dancing workshop: Join us to dance in the purpose-built performance space 
  • Windrush 75 Tribute in Music and Dance: Celebrating the impact of Windrush on popular culture with music, spoken word and dance by local performers. Uniting people of all cultures in appreciation of the musical heritage that we now all share together. Featuring Poetry and a display of Quadrille Dancing and Breakdancing. 
  • Family Art Workshops: There will be material for children/families to make cards that reflect the Windrush diaspora with artist Tracey Francais. The collage material will be a mixture of recycled material, photocopies, and pages from magazines that celebrate Windrush.? 
  • DJ Workshop and Music Workshop: Try your hand a DJing in BLW. Discover the African root of Afrobeat, Reggae, Hiphop, Ska, Calypso, Drum & Bass and many other music styles with a workshop for families. 
  • LS Jerk Cookery Workshop: Learn to make classic West Indian dishes with The Blue Market Trader LS Jerk. 

All activities are free and everyone is welcome. Some of the activities are indoors with a limited number of spaces.


Browse The Blue Market stalls with traders selling hot food and crafts or visit the cafe, patisserie or vegan restaurant in the square.

Unity In The Community 2023


  • Saturday 29th July 2023, from 12pm to 5pm
  • All ages welcome
  • Free

How to get there

  • Bus: P12, 1, 381
  • Underground: Bermondsey
  • Overground: Surrey Quays / Canada Water
  • Train: South Bermondsey

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