The UK premier of the hit Off-Broadway musical SHIDA, written and performed by Jeannette Bayardelle has arrived in London! The award-winning production, directed by Andy Sandberg, opened at The Vaults on 13 September and runs until 13 October. “THE most TURBO-CHARGED PERFORMANCE on a London stage — an EYE-POPPING TOUR-DE-FORCE!” Musical Theatre Review Set to a soulfully contagious score … Continue reading Hit Broadway Musical ‘Shida’ Opens in London with a Standing Ovation!
Written by Sandra Larson. Unconditional acceptance and love are seemed to be the simplest things we could give to others. But do we really accept people as they are? Society is divided into two types of people: those who accept you and those who don’t. Let’s see the main diversity problems of the modern world … Continue reading Do we really Accept Others as They Are?
Check out Kai Lutterodt, Diversity Matters founder, featured in a recent Huffington Post article written by William Barylo; sociologist, filmmaker, writer, photographer, and spiritual adventurer. The post titled 'Dark Times, Bright Voices: Hope From The Diaspora' highlights 5 change-makers during the uncertainty of our current political climate contributed by Brexit and the US elections. "Being recognised considering the short time … Continue reading Dark Times, Bright Voices: Diversity Matters featured in the Huffington Post
Diversity Matters is proud to support the BFI Black Star Season; A celebration of black screen talent in film, TV and special events October - December 2016! Travel back with BFI to the earliest days of American cinema, where black performers fought against racism and stereotypes to blaze a trail for their inheritors to tread. View the giant … Continue reading BFI Black Star Season: Celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors
"Thing is, when you get out more, you see there's a disconnect between the real world & TV world. People in the TV world often aren't the same as people in the real world... Change is coming, but it's taking its sweet time." Idris Elba Who remembers where they were, or what they were doing when Idris Elba's speech … Continue reading #DiversityInMediaMatters: United Artists For Italy stand for representation in the media!
When we invited New York based Italian film-maker Fred Kuwornu to launch Diversity Matters Awareness Week by previewing an exclusive screening of his film BLAXPLOITALIAN: 100 year of Blackness in the Italian cinema, it was an opportunity to include the voice of our Black continental European counterparts in the discourse around race matters. The fight for representation in … Continue reading Black Italian activist shares what it’s like being Black in Italy
BFI African Odysseys present a preview of The Hard Stop + Q&A with director George Amponsah, co-writer/producer Dionne Walker, Stafford Scott, co-founder Broadwater Farm Defence Campaign, and Marcus Knox and Kurtis Henville at BFI Southbank 11th July 2016! In 2011 Mark Duggan was killed by armed police in London, sparking a riot that spiralled into a week … Continue reading The Hard Stop Preview and Q&A // BFI 11th July 2016
We collaborated with 27 yr old British-Nigerian creative and founder of Dorcas Creates, Dorcas Magbadelo to produce thoughtful illustrations inspired Kai Lutterodt's short film of interviews "Diversity Matters: Let's Talk About Race" CLICK HERE to watch pt1. The connection was established though a recommendation when we sought an illustrator to design the supporting literature for "Diversity Matters: … Continue reading Dorcas Creates thoughtful Diversity Matters illustrations!
If you're an amateur painter looking for exposure - this could be your chance to quite literally put some colour onto our screens if chosen to showcase your talent in an exciting new competition for 2016, brought to you by the BCC! Sophie Reid, assistant producer for BBC Painting Show, reached out to Diversity Matters for … Continue reading BCC Painting Show: Could this be YOUR chance to reflect our diverse society?