A programme of art, culture and new infrastructure to reimagine the future of the UK’s biggest council housing estate


Soul and Sound

The Library Sessions

22 October 2021

As part of Black History Month, The Library Sessions will launch at Barking and Dagenham College on October 22nd between 12-5pm. The Library Sessions is a live and online musical showcase led by Soul and Sound of young, up and coming talent from Barking and Dagenham as well as from across London and the UK. Within the sessions, singers, instrumentalists and spoken word artists will have the opportunity to perform their music at the historic Valence Library on the Becontree Estate to members of the community as well as an online audience and fan-base.

Soul and Sound is working together with LBBD’s Culture Service and a team of students from Barking and Dagenham College who will take full control of key areas of production: set design, sound and lighting, filming, editing, social media, marketing and outreach. The Library Sessions are part of Becontree Forever, a programme led by LBBD to celebrate the Becontree Estate’s groundbreaking and radical beginnings and reimagine its future.

To book, please contact info@soulandsound.com

Soul and Sound was founded in 2010 and works to inform, train, guide and empower young people, families and other disadvantaged groups from BAME, marginalised and socially-excluded communities. To date, their accredited programmes have supported over 300 young people and families, providing unique opportunities and experiences for those that have wanted to get into the music, arts or horticulture sectors.