Black Girl Festival 2018

On 27th October 2016, the second Black Girl Festival was held across two venues, Shoreditch Town Hall and Protein Studios in London.

Focusing on facilitating the growth of Black women and girls, the one-day festival hosted carefully curated talks, workshops and film screenings alongside a marketplace, food market, live performances and more. 


Find out more for what happened below. 

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Talks

Discussions ranged from women in media, the politics of Black hair and beauty, literature + more.

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Masterclasses

Introduction to coding, finance 101 , illustration + more,

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Workshops

Workshops ranged from Black motherhood, employability, gender and sexuality + more.

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Panel Discussions

Ranged from cultural accessibility, blood donation in the Black community and Black women in the creative industries + more.

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Marketplace

A market place was set up for artists, makers and designers to sell their products

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Entertainment

Live music, poetry and a DJ was showcased at the festival

Testimonials

“It was really well organised and I enjoyed my few hours spent there! I also thought the TimeOut cover was great for publicising the event more widely. The range of talks/panels was great as was the amount of space available in the main rooms for people to attend the more popular panels; I personally went to the sickle cell talk and thought that was super interesting and not typical, the collaboration with the NHS was really important.”

“The range of workshops and the collaboration with leading organisations like Penguin.’

“The focus on black women in our infinite variety and complexity.”

“I loved the variety of talks and workshops and the opportunity to connect and meet other phenomenal Black women. I felt that the event was very inclusive and that the organisers made that extra effort to make sure of it.”

‘I loved the quality of talks and guest speakers, my particular favourites were the Black women in business one with Black Ballad, MDM Flow and Vamp UK, The Slumflower and Stella Dadzie. I left with tonnes of new info, and totally inspired and empowered to pursue my dreams of creating and growing a subscription platform.”