The Build Up
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

The Build Up

Join us to explore the injustices and inequalities created by our relationships with buildings. This will be a day of conversations, performances, workshops and films. Drop in to reflect on the housing crisis, the politics of public spaces, and how all this affects our health, with activists, young people, academics and artists.

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You Don't Own Me: Wellcome Collection X Poet in the City
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

You Don't Own Me: Wellcome Collection X Poet in the City

Museums are full of strange and wonderful objects, but who (if anyone) truly owns them? And how do we as visitors take ownership of the spaces in which they are displayed?

Join us for an evening of live poetry, performance from Pecs Collective, gallery tours and more – giving voice to the little-heard histories from our collections. This event is aimed primarily at an audience of 14 to 25-year-olds.

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Being a Freelancer
May
23
4:00 PM16:00

Being a Freelancer

How to freelance is a new series of practical sessions, brought to you by Careers and Employability from February to June 2018. The five sessions will cover everything you need to consider when starting out as a creative freelancer, including: essential information on setting up, finding clients and work, successfully promoting what you do and taking care of your finances.

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The Past is Now open evening
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

The Past is Now open evening

The night begins with music in the Round Room from DJ Chakraman, followed by pop up performances. A panel discussion featuring local and national speakers Peju Oshin, Dr Morgan Dalphinis, co-curator Sumaya Kassim and Malia Bouattia will be lead by Kadian Pow.

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UK Education: A Tool or Limitation for Black Women? | #Superwoman2017
Nov
23
6:00 PM18:00

UK Education: A Tool or Limitation for Black Women? | #Superwoman2017

  • Henry Thomas Room, London Metropolitan University (map)
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The Superwoman Conference is B A C K this and we'll be exploring the extent to which education in the UK has acted as tool or a limitation for Black women with an exciting panel of inspirational speakers, a dynamic performance, interactive discussion and lots FREE give aways.

Our amazing speakers include:

• Dr Nicola Rollock | award-winning academic, Reader in Equity & Education at Goldsmiths, University of London. Nicola is interested in strategies to further racial justice in education and the workplace.

• Marion Osieyo | International Development Specialist and Writer who worked in Europe, Africa, Middle East and South-East Asia with civil society and local and national governments.

• Peju Oshin | Curator, Educator & Freelance Consultant who has developed and delivered exhibitions and programmes with The National Gallery, Wellcome Collection, V&A and London Transport Museum to name a few.

• Renee Sterling | Vice President at a global investment bank in the City. She works in the Finance Division in the Regulatory Reporting team, an advocate for mentorship and diversity and a member of the Steering Committee in her firm's EMEA Firmwide Black Network.

• Mariam Mola | Author, Speaker & Founder of the UK’s Leading Female Mentoring Initiative @mentormatcher,

This is the third 'Superwoman' conference. In the first year we focused on Women in Leadership, celebrating strength in womanhood. The second year focused on the impact of Black women in British society. Panel guests have included award winning writer Reni Eddo-Lodge, dynamic spoken-word artist DYLEMA & Tobi Oredein, editor of online lifestyle platform, Black Ballad UK

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Being A Creative of Colour in the Industry
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Being A Creative of Colour in the Industry

  • Wilsons Road Lecture Hall, CCW Progression Centre (map)
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Join us for a panel discussion with practicing artists, designers, curators, etc on discussing what it's like being a person of colour within the creative industries and how that intersects with identities of gender and class. This discussion includes short introductions/presentations from our panellists alongside a panel discussion, Q&A with students and Post-Networking with Refreshments included.

Join the conversation on Tuesday the 7th of March at the Wilsons Rd Lecture theatre, CCW Progression Centre.

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Moving on up: Own your Museum Career
Feb
28
9:30 AM09:30

Moving on up: Own your Museum Career

  • royal college of surgeons edinburgh edinburgh scotland (map)
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Sara Wajid, head of interpretation, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery and founder of Museum Detox – a networking group for BAME museum professionals introduces Peju Oshin, a freelance educator at London Transport Museum, discusses how addressing diversity at a grassroots level raised her profile and resulted in an unexpected television appearance.

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Commonality Talks: The Education Gap
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Commonality Talks: The Education Gap

This month we say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn by kicking off with a talk/debate on education. As many young people get ready to head back to or start school, college and university for undergraduate or postgraduate study we discuss whether the educational system in the UK actually works or if lazy attitudes towards education and a sense of entitlement from students is to blame for low standards of achievement and un-employment levels.

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