In conversation with writer and activist Sharon Dodua Otoo

by Jendella Benson “Parenting is the single most important thing I do.” This statement is the third sentence in the biography of Berlin-based activist and award-winning writer Sharon Dodua Otoo and it leapt out at me. Somewhere deep down I feel similarly, but it would never occur to me to say this out loud, let… Read More

Retelling indigenous histories through dance: interview with Jasmin Sheppard

by Suzy Wrong Three separate works are featured in Bangarra Dance Theatre’s new show, OUR: Land People Stories, each with a distinct flavour but unified by discipline, culture and history. Independently striking in style, they tell different stories of the Indigenous experience through the medium of dance at its most progressive and adventurous. The first… Read More

Interview: Black Art in Focus

by Jagdish Patel  The Black Art in Focus exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery brings together paintings and prints from a number of important Black artists from the past 30 years showing us the range of artistic techniques, styles, ideas and themes which have been present in the work of Black British artists over this time.… Read More

Proving myself as an artist: From Indigenous to contemporary stages

by Suzy Wrong Like most people of colour in the Western world, Ngaiire’s identity is attached to various places around the globe. Having lived in Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia in her formative years, and then travelling extensively further afield with her music career, Ngaiire is no longer just the little girl with… Read More

Bringing black British histories to the theatre: an interview with Dawn Walton

by Sabo Kpade  The Artistic Director of Eclipse Theatre Company talks about the Arts Council-funded project Revolution Mix, and reflects on her eighteen years in the industry.   Tell us a bit about Revolution Mix. What does the project hope to achieve? It’s about inclusiveness. It’s about legacy. It’s about trying to tackle the sort… Read More

Gentrification and complicity in South London

If you’re a black artist from Brixton, can you still be complicit in the area’s gentrification? An interview with Shola Amoo by Zahra Dalilah It’s no secret that London has changed drastically in the last decade. For many, the areas we grew up in and have loved fiercely, despite rumours that across rivers and over… Read More

DIY Cultures is a catalyst for change in the zine and arts world

Interview with curator Hamja Ahsan by Sultanah Parvin DIY Cultures has established itself as the leading annual POC-led Zine and activist fair in the UK, taking over all four floors of London’s Rich Mix this year on 29th May from 12pm – 7pm.  This year’s DIY Cultures features Media Diversified writer Guilaine Kinouani speaking on Radical… Read More

Remembering Eqbal Ahmad: A Conversation with Stuart Schaar

This week marks the anniversary of the passing of a heavyweight radical intellectual few now remember by S U Ahmad  ‘In addition to being an oral person – a sort of peregrine Muslim sage, and all of us his chelas, or disciples – he shouldn’t leave his words scattered to the winds or even recorded on… Read More