Women in media, black motherhood, and natural hair are all topics of conversation at this one-day festival where London's badass Black British women – their talents, achievements, and struggles – take centre stage. It’s the first festival of its kind to hit the UK and a hugely necessary addition to London’s cultural scene, with a sellout programme of events covering arts, music, literature and more.
After a successful crowdfunding campaign, the organisers have decided to keep things free, which means you can spend your cash supporting black-owned businesses at the marketplace, food market and zine fair. Stick around for the evening entertainment, grab a drink from the bar and hear poetry from Vanessa Kisuule and Michelle Tiwo, followed by live music and a set from DJ Tone, gal-dem magazine and creative collective’s resident DJ, who will be bringing the festival to a close.
Although tickets for the talks and panel discussions have all been snapped up, you can still join the waiting list for all events, including classes in life art drawing, zine-making and protecting mental health.
Paula Akpan, gal-dem social media co-ordinator and co-founder of the ‘I'm Tired’ project, and Nicole Crentsil, founder of 'Unmasked Women', are the brains behind the festival.
Can’t make it? Don’t worry, there’s plenty going on this week.