Plymouth Virtual Respect Festival 2021


ANNOUNCEMENT! 28th April 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


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, WonderZoo, Beyond Face

and Kaos Productions 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 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 Bureau and contributions from Plymouth City Councillors Community


As we approach the event, we will be providing more detailed information via the RESPECT

Festival Facebook page.