Diverse Voices

The Conference on ‘The Legacy of People of Nigerian Descent in Britain.’

  IROKO Theatre Company is excited to announce that you can book tickets for the Conference on ‘The Legacy of People of Nigerian Descent in Britain’. As part of the ‘Home from Home’ project, the event will feature a host of engaging speakers from the African diaspora who are experts in history, art, music and …

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Young Black and Mixed Heritage Artists Contemplate Climate Change through the Reframe Residency Exhibition at Southbank

By Flora Masika Reframe: The Residency Exhibition showcased the work of young Black and Mixed Heritage artists and their response to the climate crisis.The initiative was part of the Planet Summer season which ran from June – August 2023 at the Southbank Centre in London. The project set the record straight on the confusion that …

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Climate Activist Mikaela Loach introduces ‘‘It’s Not That Radical,’ at Southbank Centre, London

Preview by Flora Masika As part of the Planet Summer season at the Southbank, climate justice activist Mikaela Loach joins Kelechi Okafor in discussion about her debut book, ‘It’s Not That Radical.’  Attempting to demystify the current environmental climate, with all the uncomfortable truths and legitimate tools to help slow climate change. This book acts …

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A Surprise Performance by Burlesque Dancer, Ms Indigo Delight at Maidstone Pride Festival

Ms Indigo Delight (aka Emily Bly), is an Aylesford based dance instructor and burlesque artist, who is celebrating Pride Month by putting on a surprise performance in Maidstone town centre in Kent, on Sunday 24th June 2023 with her dance troupe. Being a newly independent dance instructor and burlesque artist, she is celebrating Pride Month …

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Windrush Caribbean Film Festival Opens in UK Cities from 6th June – 30th 2023

Windrush Caribbean Film Festival – 75 Years of Black Cinema and beyond with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.   Organisers of the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival have announced that the cities of Bristol, Birmingham, Newport, Southampton and London will co-host the summer event which opens on June 6 in …

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The Southbank Centre Announces Emerging Black Artists for Pioneering Talent Development Programme.

The Southbank Centre announces the first cohort of Black artists to engage on its pioneering development programme, REFRAME: The Residency is supported by Apple with partners Factory International in Manchester, Birmingham City University’s STEAMhouse and Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) in Birmingham.  The free programme supports Black and Black Mixed Heritage creatives in London, Manchester and …

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An Evening with Edward Enninful at the Royal Festival Hall, SouthBank Centre, London, 4th September 2022

  Edward Enninful is in discussion with Michaela Coel about his memoir A Visible Man  at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 4 September. Tickets from £35. Southbankcentre.co.uk By Fadhila Kambona You and I love Edward Enninful, the award-winning, first black Editor- in-Chief of British Vogue, the European Editorial Director of Condé Nast and …

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Beyond the Pressure of Black Excellence is the Promise of Afrofuturism

By Flora Kambona The Hayward Gallery’s current exhibition ‘In the Black Fantastic’ (29 June – 18 September 2022) is a triumph for Black expression, Black innovation and Black freedom. As part of the Southbank’s  Grace Jones Meltdown, curator Ekow Eshun produced a space of boundless creativity by dedicating an exhibition for art inspired by the Afro-Futurist …

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The Manchester Tech Festival 2022 – Reflecting Manchester’s Vibrant Community

  Amy Newton (above) is one of the co-founders of this year’s Manchester Tech Festival, which takes place on 17th – 21st October 2022.  Her consultancy, Inclusively Tech, offers workshops and courses to companies of all sizes, from start-ups to senior leaders, focusing on how to get the most out of the vibrant tech community …

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In Celebration of International Women’s Month, CineFAM Launches “The Women of Colour Content Creator Database” ­

  CineFAM, a Canadian not-for-profit initiative founded by award-winning filmmaker, Academy Director Member & CaribbeanTales Media Group founder, Frances-Anne Solomon, is excited to launch its newest Database initiative on www.cinefam.ca The goal is to enhance the visibility of Women of Colour in the film industry: directors, content creators, producers, screenplay writers, actresses, animators, motion designers, etc., in hopes …

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