There are plans in motion for a one-day festival this coming Black history Month celebrating Black British women and exploring their experiences. To help bring this idea to fruition the organisers have set up a crowdfunding campaign and need your support!
As outlined on the page:
‘The UK's first Black British festival for women and girls is designed to celebrate and explore what it means to be a Black woman in the UK. We want to create a space for Black British women to see themselves within their local London community through a combination of the arts, music, culture and conversation.
Black Girl Festival is a venture by Paula Akpan, co-founder of the 'I'm Tired' Project and social media coordinator for gal-dem, and Nicole Crentsil, founder of Unmasked Women. Both are passionate about celebrating and championing Black women and wanted to create a festival that showcases London's talented creative community of Black British women.
With a fully funded project, we will be able to commission artists, panellists, workshop facilitators, musicians and poets for a day-long festival on Sunday 29th October as part of our British Black History Month celebrations. We aim to find a space in Central London which will cater for a marketplace, zine and art fair, a pop-up bookstore and a food market as well as an area for the panels we will be hosting and a number of workshops during the day and entertainment later in the evening. Additionally, funding we receive will enable us to make the entire festival free for all to attend - yay!
To show our appreciation for your support, donors can receive badges, totes and goodie bags.’
What are you waiting for? Let’s make this happen!
You can get in touch with the organisers via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @blackgirlfest