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June 2021

NumbiFest 2021 - Official flyer

NumbiFest: Poly’s Day

June 26 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6LS United Kingdom
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A day-long festival celebrating the life of the iconic Somali Punk pioneer Poly Styrene! In 1976, Marianne Elliot-Said, a young Somali-English woman named herself, ‘Poly Styrene’ and embarking on her musical career posted an advert in the back of NME magazine for band members to join her, later iconic, Punk group, ‘X-Ray Specs’. The title of the advert read: ‘Young Punx That Want to Stick it Together’, a call to those who shared her same spirit of self-creation and tenacity.…

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