The Virtual Plymouth Respect Festival 2021

PRESS RELEASE – Amended 5th May 2021

Plymouth & Devon Racial Equality Council are excited to announce that, in line with
Government guidelines and restrictions, they will be presenting the first Virtual RESPECT
Festival!

Having had to cancel the event in 2020, with the support and assistance of partners, we
have been planning to livestream broadcast the event on the Plymouth Respect Festival
YouTube Channel on Saturday 5th June 2021, 11.00am to 5.00pm.

The Barbican Theatre, FotoNow, NubSound, Plymouth Dance, Karen Evans, WonderZoo,
Beyond Face, Kaos Productions and Clever Cow Consultancy are all working together to
make this unique event possible, technically and logistically.

The day will start at 11.00am with a Digital Parade, followed by music, dance and spoken
word performances, interspersed with films and the stories of individuals connected to the
city who have influenced the history of Plymouth and beyond.

Leading up to the event, there will be art, dance and spoken word workshops with schools
and community groups which will result in the creation of the Digital Parade, with music
provided by the Bhangra band, R.S.V.P.

There will also be Plymouth’s Human Library event on Wednesday 2nd June 2021. For more
information, please contact Carmel Lawless at humanlibraryplymouth@gmail.com Mobile
07849 655990 or search Human Library at Plymouth RESPECT Festival on Facebook.

This event has been made possible with the kind support of Arts Council England, the Office
of the Police & Crime Commissioner, Devon & Cornwall Police, Mayflower 400 Community
Sparks Fund, Refugee Integration Service Community Fund, University of Plymouth, the
Citizens Advice Plymouth and contributions from Plymouth City Councillors Community
Grants.

As we approach the event, we will be providing more detailed information via the RESPECT
Festival
Facebook page.

NOTES
• Images available on request.
• All enquiries to: Lavinia Porfir, Plymouth & Devon Racial Equality Council,
l.porfir@plymouthrec.org Mobile: 07470 011220.
• Plymouth & Devon Racial Equality Council is a charity launched in 1993. PDREC aim is
to build a just and fair society where everyone has equal opportunities to live and
learn free from prejudice, discrimination and racism. PDREC values diversity and
works in partnership with individuals and organisations who are committed to anti-racism and equality.
• The RESPECT Festival has been present for over 21 years in the city of Plymouth