What's in - direct from the inBox! Beyond Nollywood Friday 18th – Sunday 20th November 2016 BFI Southbank Curated by Nadia Denton in association with African Odysseys and part of BFI BLACK STAR. Join us for a 3-day programme of international Nigerian Cinema showcasing a new crop of filmmakers who are revolutionising the industry - beyond … Continue reading BFI Black Star: African Odysseys present Beyond Nollywood curated by Nadia Denton 18 – 20th Nov 2016
This month I'm embarking on a personal journey which involves the platform I've dedicated much of my time and energies to developing (and thankfully it's paying off!); I'm taking Diversity Matters to Ghana exploring the theme 'The Returned'; a personal take on the African diaspora (re)connection to Africa, through a host of events, reflective writing and interviews! We're supporting BTWSC/African Histories Revisited - a … Continue reading The Return: Diversity Matters supports UN IDPAD events in Ghana 2016
How do artists of African and Asian descent in Britain feature in the story of twentieth century art? How do we come to know the work of art? Conversely, how do we come to forget the work of art? As part of that enquiry, the Now & Then... Here & There conference will address the … Continue reading Now & Then, Here & There: Black Artists & Modernism London Conference 6th – 8th Oct 2016
"Hello" is the ultimate act of greeting someone... And a Japanese couple have chosen London as their 'Hello World' starting point! Diversity Matters met with Taka Piyo and Eri - the colourful fashionistas from Japan on a world-changing journey using a simple greeting to break social barriers to invite inclusively, happiness and smiles from people all … Continue reading #DMSpotlight: Meet the duo hoping to change the world – one “HELLO” at a time!
"Anti-catcalling gum" "Follow your stalker" "push the button for equality" - these are just some of the subliminal messages coming through upon first glance at Nia Hefe Filiogianni's work... We first connected with Nia during our open call for Diversity Matters Exhibit submissions in May. Nia's bold illustrations which praise feminism without patronising women, even when addressing sensitive … Continue reading Nia Hefe Filiogianni; “Reclaiming What’s Left”
Graduates Futures Week 11th - 15th July is University of the Arts London's annual careers event that supports graduating students to get ahead in the creative industries. Led by UAL Careers and Employability in partnership with other UAL departments, staff and external organisations offering skills to help students develop employability and entrepreneurial skills, gain greater … Continue reading She Creates: Graduate Futures Week highlights Women of Colour in Graphic Design and Illustration
Our Diversity Matter Exhibit zines are ready to pre-order! Check out all the art work being exhibited by UAL students, staff and external creative practitioners! The booklet is available for suggested donation £5 printed copy, or £2.50 for a digital copy! All money raised goes towards our fundraiser to supporting charitable projects with Art4Change and Pianist Without Borders … Continue reading Diversity Matters Exhibit Zine now available!
I caught up with AGRUPA - the student collective whose aim it is to explore and discuss issues of marginalised, within their learning environment in University of the Arts London (UAL), on the final day of their two-day exhibition and workshop for BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) and International students; Performance for Diversity/Discussion (PDD)"After working … Continue reading #AGRUPA16: Performance For Diversity review
We're pleased to announce The Voice Newspaper - Britain's leading Black newspaper is supporting Diversity Matters Awareness Week at University of the Arts London! #DMAW16 Get news, views, business, sports, entertainment, competitions and special features on matters relating to the African and Caribbean community in the UK on the go - direct from your phone with … Continue reading Get the Voice+ App during Diversity Matters Awareness Week! #DMAW16
Andy Ayo Akinwolere has one of those familiar faces... The sort of friendly face that wouldn't occur to you that it's probably from TV that you know them from - and not real life! Thankfully the charismatic TV presenter, perhaps most known for his contribution to Blue Peter, is someone I've been fortunate to meet … Continue reading Andy Ayo Akinwolere – A Traveller at Heart at Arts London