Not Another BHM Panel
Join producer Tobi Kyeremateng and guests in this Black History Month panel event as they explore their favourite pieces of art, activism and culture that pioneered the world we live in today.
Meeting ID: 947 1220 7630
Jess Brough | Writer and founder of Fringe of Colour
Jessica Brough is a writer, a psycholinguistics PhD student at the University of Edinburgh and the founder of Fringe of Colour – an Edinburgh-based multi-award-winning arts initiative for Black and Brown people/People of Colour. Its first online arts festival Fringe of Colour Films is took place throughout August 2020 at fringeofcolour.co.uk.
In 2019, Jess was the recipient of the Total Theatre Award for Significant Contribution, Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Panel Prize Award and the Creative Edinburgh Independent Award for the Fringe of Colour project.
Jess has written for gal-dem and The Skinny, and has been published with an essay in The Bi-Bible: New Testimonials and a short story in Scottish literary magazine Extra Teeth and The Best of British Fantasy 2019 anthology.
Website | Instagram: @jessbrough | @fringeofcolour | Twitter: @Jessica_Brough | @FringeofColour
Selina Thompson | Performance artist
Photo credit Jana Rumley
Selina is an artist and writer whose work has been shown and praised internationally. Her practice is intimate, political and participatory with a strong emphasis on public engagement, which leads to provocative and highly visual work that seeks to connect with those historically excluded by the arts.
Selina’s work is currently focused on the politics of marginalisation, and how this comes to define our bodies, relationships and environments. She has made work for pubs, hairdressers, toilets, and sometimes even galleries and theatres, including BBC Radio, the National Theatre Studio and The National Theatre of Scotland as well as theatres across the UK, Europe, Brazil, North America and Australia.
Selina has been described as ‘a force of nature’ (The Stage) and ‘an inspiration’ (The Independent). She was featured in The Stage 100 Most Influential Leaders 2018, awarded the Forced Entertainment Award in 2019, and her work Salt was named one of the riskiest of the century by BBC Front Row in 2020.
Jason Okundaye | Journalist & writer
Jason Okundaye is a freelance writer from London, whose work has been seen in The Guardian, Vice, i-D, Dazed, London Review of Books, Tribune, and more.
Tobi Kyeremateng | Producer
Tobi Kyeremateng FRSA is an award-winning producer, writer and social entrepreneur using film, written essays, live public events and community-led and co-designed programmes to create rich cultural experiences, document Black British & Diasporic cultures and facilitate social change.
Working in cultural production, strategy, consultancy and project management, Tobi has curated an impressive portfolio over the last 9 years, delivering activity for organisations including: AFROPUNK, BBC, Black Girl Fest, National Theatre, Nike, No Signal Radio, Royal Court Theatre, Samsung, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern and more, and has written for media outlets including: Black Ballad, Blavity, gal-dem, Howlround, and LOVE Magazine. Tobi has won several awards including: ‘Inspiration of the Year’ (Stylist Magazine’s inaugural Remarkable Women Awards 2019), ‘Best Producer’ (inaugural Black British Theatre Awards 2019), the ‘Arts & Culture’ Award (Women Of The Future Awards 2019) and ‘Special Award: Producer’ (Off West-End Theatre Awards 2020).
Tobi is currently under commission by The Institute of Contemporary Art and BBC as part of the New Creatives programme to develop her first audio-documentary, Rave Rituals, and is currently writing her debut non-fiction book, THEATRE SH*T, to be published by Jacaranda Books.
Not Another BHM Panel
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