The first Black Girl Fest takes place this weekend acknowledging the talents, achievements and struggles of black women. The organisation is founded by Nicole Crentsil and Paula Akpan who have assembled the sell-out lineup of cultural events taking place on Saturday’s one-day festival. The highly-anticipated festival is headed up by the one-and-only Jamelia, who will deliver the keynote speech; alongside talks from the singer Nao and a workshop by the brilliant culture editor of iNews, Victoria Sanusi.
The festival is the first of its kind in the UK, an absolutely necessary addition to London’s roster of cultural events. The festival covers art, music and literature and although these events are sold out, everyone can join the intergenerational conversation around black, female identity through the Time Out takeover.
The magazine’s takeover features characteristic cover illustrations from Catherine Morton-Abuah, and write-ups from Gal-dem’s Niella Harboine and the multi-award winning youth worker Tanya Compas; not to mention photography by Krystal Neuvill and Christina Nwabugo.
Packed with artistic and insightful content, Black Girl Fest’s takeover captures the realities of being a black woman in London. Additionally, the collective recognises the importance of queer, black spaces in the community and recommend their favourite spots for food, nightlife, theatre and more.
- Jenny Schweitzer's latest short is an uplifting account of life in an American retirement home
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- Haleigh Mun on finding her own illustrative style rather than trying to be a “cool artist”
- Genuine collaborations inform Swiss design studio Omnigroup's broad practice
- Filmmaker Duncan Cowles on how your own tone of voice can create the best audience reaction
- "Logos date like clothes": Six designers debate what makes an ideal brand identity
- An egg beats Kylie Jenner to become the most liked Instagram photo... ever
- Mastercard reveals new nameless logo courtesy of Michael Bierut
- Sam Youkilis uses scale, form and colour to challenge the tropes of travel photography
- Betina Du Toit's naturally-beautiful images are “stripped back from the non-essential”
- Giacomo Gambineri on shifting his creative career from graphic designer to illustrator
- Hiroki Nishiyama draws on traditional graphic design techniques in his illustration practice