Event Listings

Take a look at some of the upcoming events as part of the latest, nationwide season from We Are Parable.

Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer: 6th October, Centre of Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

We Are Parable have partnered with the Scottish Queer International Film Festival to present a special screening of Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer visual album or, as she calls it, an “emotion picture”.

Providing us with a story on how the world views those who typify “otherness”, “Dirty Computer” represents a thematic shift for the visual album as a genre and for Janelle Monae. An unmissable film.

After the screening, we’ll invite you to attend a listening party where we’ll be playing the “Dirty Computer” in its entirety, with additional music from artists who have inspired Monae’s artistic outlook.

Prince – Purple Rain: 15th October, Everyman Crystal Palace, London

Join us as we celebrate one of the first visual albums created by a Black Musician. We will screen 1984’s Purple Rain at the Everyman Crystal Palace, complete with the Reel Deal band providing the vibes for a post screening afterparty. 

Prince – Purple Rain, 2nd November, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

We bring the Purple party to the Midlands as we present a special screening of the classic, with a very special audio visual performance from DJ Psykhomantus.

Sampha, “Process” + Listening Party and Poetry, 16th November, Catford Mews, London

One of the most beautiful visual albums in our season, “Process” takes us through the mind of UK singer songwriter Sampha in both Freetown, Sierra Leone and Merton, South London. This performance will include a listening party of the album and specially commissioned poetry.

Rapman – Shiro’s Story, 5th December, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

A modern day tale of brotherhood and betrayal, we bring the online sensation to the big screen.

Rapman – Shiro’s Story, 28th December, Rich Mix, London

We reach the halfway point of the season with another screening of the modern day classic from Rapman.

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Process, 4th January, HOME, Manchester 

Join us for a screening of Sampha’s incredible visual album

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Dirty Computer, 10th January, The Cube, Bristol 

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Purple Rain, 11th January, The Cube, Bristol 

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Purple Rain, 18th January, Depot, Lewes 

Our final screening of the Purple one’s visual album.

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