Performances

In Conversation with Guvna B, Philipa Hanna and Jake Isaac
Presented by Guvna B, Philipa Hanna, Jake Isaac
Mon 5 Aug 4:30 – 6:00pm


Delegates can meet with these artists who have a lot to say!

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Enjoy performances from Gunva B (a rapper who won the MOBO Award for Best Gospel Act 2010), Philippa Hanna ( a contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter) and Jake Isaacs ( an up-and-coming singer-songwriter).

An Audience with Archbishop Sentamu
Presented by Archbishop John Sentamu

Tue 6 Aug 3:30 – 4:30pm


Meet the unconventional Ugandan Archbishop of York, and President of YMCA England & Wales.

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Prisoner, refugee, doctor, priest, YMCA president, skydiver! Archbishop Sentamu has led a colourful life, hear his unique life story, and lessons he has learnt along the way for young leaders who want to impact their communities.

Soul in the Machine
Presenter to be confirmed

Sun 4 Aug & Mon 5 Aug


Learn about the life of George Williams and what drove him to set up the YMCA.

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Saltmine Theatre Company produced the theatrical film ‘Soulkd in the Machine’, which tells the story of George Williams and the founding of the YMCA.

Saltmine performers will deliver live excerpts in the Auditorium during the Opening and Closing ceremonies and in the morning Devotions. Also, look outr for their pop-up appreances and impromptu interactive sessions in the Plaza area.

Poetry from Joshua Idehen
Presenter to be confirmed

Date and time to be confirmed


Joshua Idehen , is a poet, teacher, musican and a member of the Poetry Society

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British born Nigerian , Joshua has been published alongside Linton Kwesi Johnson and Anthony Joseph and he has performed at festivals and respected venues across the UK and Europe.

Joshua has collaborated with Mercury nominated artists the Comet Is Coming and Sons of Kemet. His theatre, spoken word and music album “Lat Night” with Electro, Spoken Word band BeninCity was released in June 2018 by Moshi Moshi. He is working on his debut pamphlet and a one-man show.

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