Re-imagining Black Britain Conference
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Re-imagining Black Britain Conference

I'm so excited to be part of the  Re-imagining Black Britain that is a a one-off collaboration between Black British platforms and organisations No Fly on the WALL, Sassy Tees, We are Superwoman, and Cultured Lens. The conference aims to bring together a wide range of attendees, speakers, facilitators, and performers for a day of inspiration, celebration, collaboration, and re-imagining. I will be speaking on Panel two. Please see more details below.

With panels exploring identity and Afro-futurism, arts and culture, business and enterprise, and of course networking and collaboration, as well as workshops hoping to inspire attendees to move ‘from idea to action’, we aim to provide attendees with the resources, energy, and space in which to Re-imagine Black Britain and our  individual as well as collective place in it.

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Panel 2

12.00pm - 1.15pm: Reflecting on the Past & Building on the Present for a More Equitable Future in the Creative Industries.

This panel is curated by Cultured Lens and will explore how Black artists and creatives
have and continue to forge spaces for themselves in the arts despite continuous
attempts by others to erase and exclude our contributions and innovations. What has
been done and what work is yet to be done?

Fatimah Kelleher
OluwaFemi Nylander
Bee Tajudeen
Chaired by Sarah Nwafor

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4:00 PM16:00

Celebrating Women of Colour - Showroom Creative Lounge

Young, Gifted and Grinding will be screening in conjunction with the Showroom's Celebrating Women of Colour event.

TICKETS: Free / 'Pay as you feel' donations
A opportunity to celebrate women of colour within the community; hearing about their journey within their chosen fields and a chance to network with your peers.

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10:00 AM10:00

Black Girl Festival

Young, Gifted and Grinding will be screened as part of the UK's first ever Black Girl Festival.

The festival celebrates Black British women's past, present & future with arts, workshops, panels, a marketplace, food market & entertainment for all ages.

The day long festival will commence at 10am till 11pm with a full programme of arts based activities for women and girls exploring what it means to be a Black woman in the UK. Black Girl Festival will be an inclusive and accessible space working with Black British women and self identifying women.
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7:30 PM19:30

Melanin Fest - Words of Recovery - Screening of Young, Gifted and Grinding

About the Event

Sheffield Melanin Fest are proud to present an evening of poetry, theatre, film and live music for this year’s Black History Month 2017. Come speak your peace, be encouraged, heal & experience freedom with an empowering night of words of recovery with a focus on people of colour.

Find out more and book a slot here or just turn up at the event (slots limited on the night - All interests welcome)
Sheffield Melanin Fest are running events throughout October for Black History Month 2017. For more,

Rooted in Yorkshire and based in Sheffield, Sheffield Melanin Fest aka Our Mel is a grassroots volunteer community dedicatedto exploring cultural identity, Black history and what it means to be a person of colour in Britain today.

Inspired by two local lasses on a journey of self-love, Sheffield Melanin Fest was born in November 2016 over a pack of caramel biscuits and a cup of tea, Yorkshire of course.

Sheffield Melanin Fest's mission is to support, encourage, teach and build the Sheffield community through music, film, arts and education. We aim to create a safe space for all age groups and ethnicities where exploring culture is encouraged, talent is showcased and an embracement of heritage is welcomed.

We recognise that Black History is a history interconnected and so is not limited to a month or a time but has its roots interwoven within stories of pain, struggle, strength and beauty.

Sheffield Melanin Fest creates a space to showcase talent, discover what it means to be Black and British, explore a rich and vibrant culture and be proud of a deep and vast heritage.

Come share this with us.
This is our festival.
Go where you are celebrated.

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7:30 PM19:30

University of Leeds - Young, Gifted and Grinding Screening

University of Leeds and Leeds University Black Feminist Society will be screening Young, Gifted and Grinding as part of their Black History Month programme.

This is a closed event for University of Leeds students. Please contact if you would like to attend.

The event will also be screening Miss Adventures of an Awkward Black Girl.

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7:00 PM19:00

Pecha Kucha Talk About Young, Gifted and Grinding

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PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps -- just about anything, really -- in the PechaKucha 20x20 format. Every PechaKucha Night city is hosted by a local organiser, who has an annual Handshake Agreement with PechaKucha HQ to run their event series. This ensures that each PechaKucha Night is relevant to their city- and can create a unique platform to uncover that city's creativity.

The theme for Vol#25 is:

Made by History

Everyone has a history, journey, idea or story of what defines them; it's what gives us our identity, what makes us unique.

Our pasts are a constant source of curiosity: Where we have come from? How we got to where we are now? What insights we can glean to predict the future?

We are all made by history, the question is whether that is by our own choice and design or someone else's!

Join us on the 19th as we discover what has shaped and defined our far.

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5:30 PM17:30

Laid Bare Event in Collaboration with BME Student Commitee

My documentary Young Gifted and Grinding will be premiering at Laid Bare's Black Girl’s Alliance launchin Sheffield as part of Sheffield Melanin Fest. The event is in partnership with Sheffield University’s BME Committee.

As well the documentary screening, the event will include the sharing of food, poetry, discussions and stories of strength, courage and power. There will have stalls selling products and mechanise that will surely uplift you and enhance your life.




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