Last year saw the launch of Black Girl Fest, the UK's first ever festival celebrating black women and girls. Created by Paula Akpan, co-founder of the ‘I’m Tired Project’ and social media co-ordinator for gal-dem and Nicole Crentsil founder of ‘Unmasked Women’, the one-day festival is back and even bigger this year.
On October 27, they’ll be running a day of talks, workshops and masterclasses, live performances, screenings and exhibitions. This year’s festival will cover a range of areas including media, tech, literature, healthcare, and sport.
There are loads more activities still to be announced, but you can make sure you’re one of the first to snap up a ticket by registering for the waitlist for early bird tickets, which will be released on Monday August 20. There are children’s tickets, group tickets and you can even buy a ‘pay it forward’ ticket for someone else.
If you’d like to get involved with the festival, there’s still time – just fill out this form by August 31.
Black Girl Fest 18 is on October 27. Get tickets here.