Laura Mvula at Queen Elizabeth Hall

Bandsintown uploaded this event on July 8, 2019


Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road


Sat, September 14, 2019

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Laura Mvula
voice / vocals


Join us for a close-up discussion chaired by radio presenter Clara Amfo on beauty, from self-expression and the performance of identity, to purely the skin deep.
‘She did what girls generally do when they don't feel the part: she dressed it instead,’ said Zadie Smith in her 2005 novel, On Beauty.
In a time of an expanding palette of make-up shades and black-owned beauty brands, what do the highlights and contours of our faces say about those of our being? How do we navigate skin bleaching, fetishisation and colourism?
From the full coverage-flawless to the natural and near-naked: what does it mean to be best face forward?

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