Seeping into the early beginnings of British Grime, West Coast Hip hop and global sport, what started as a running sneaker has since manifested into a cultural juggernaut, worn on the feet of small-town skaters, to pioneering athletes, and mothers on the school run.
In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Nike Air Max, SEVENSTORE are working alongside a team of creatives – DJs, designers, theatre producers, artists, writers, and activists – with a day of free workshops, art, poetry, conversation, ideas, food, music drinks & dancing this Saturday in Liverpool, and you’re all invited!!
There’s a curated a panel of speakers, poets & live artists to explore themes of authenticity, community, sustainability, creativity, living well & taking up space!
From dissecting the scope of gender identity, to uplifting the work of artists of colour and promoting wellness classes, their practises are varied, yet share a common thread – all are united by championing and representing communities in their entirety, with creativity as the method.
Writers Shahed Ezaydi and Amelia Ellis, along with founder Kya Buller, are the three Northern women of colour behind the digital publication Aurelia Magazine, celebrating first person stories of women, non-binary people and transgender men.
Alongside, Girl Gang Manchester arrives as a proud collective of artists, activists and academics under Manchester’s Post- Industrial scape, where experiential events are rooted in creativity. United by their passion for football but frustrated with its representational scope, “Lecturer and Football Fan” Jacqui McAssey is the founder of ‘’GIRLFANS,’ who, along with Entrepreneur and ‘She’s Got Skills’ Co-founder Bhavna Malkani, aim to democratise, highlight, and sustain women and girl’s presence playing and supporting football.
Photographer Jessica Ross captures these accomplished creative forces, unifying them under the guise of one lens.
Air Max Day Takeover
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Fashion Hack Repurpose Workshop (INVITE ONLY):
Aided by experts from LJMU and UCL, learn practical skills to repurpose and upcycle old clothing, giving your wardrobe a new lease of life
7:00pm – 11:00pm
Hear a poetry reading by Activist, Artist and Girl Gang Manchester member Suriya Aisha
Live Panel Talk:
With participants from Girl Gang, Aurelia Magazine, She’s Got Skills, LJMU and UCL, hear our Live Panel Talk, dissecting social change: what it means to make real impact in the digital era
Join multidisciplinary Artist and Creative Tasha Whittle in an immersive, interactive mural painting
View commissions by local Artist Sumuyya Khader, which explore the relationship between place and identity.
Discover the Fashion Hack in-store Exhibition created by LJMU and UCL students, utilising deadstock fabrics to create re-energised garments
Carry on the celebration in-store, with G33 (Gaia) of ‘Girl’s Don’t Sync’ DJing until late
Hosted by SEVENSTORE on Air Max Day, the ‘Give Fresh Air’ event is dedicated to the women who designed the sneaker, to the subjects involved, and the communities of supporters, artists, and creatives they wish to inspire.
‘Give Fresh Air’ for Air Max Day 2022
Date: Saturday 26th March
Time: 3pm – 11pm
Venue: SEVENSTORE, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, L1 0BE