The UK's first Black British festival for women and girls is designed to celebrate and explore what it means to be a Black woman in the UK. We want to create a space for Black British women to see themselves within their local London community through a combination of the arts, music, culture and conversation.
Black Girl Festival is a venture by Paula Akpan, co-founder of the 'I'm Tired' Project and social media coordinator for gal-dem, and Nicole Crentsil, founder of Unmasked Women. Both are passionate about celebrating and championing Black women and wanted to create a festival that showcases London's talented creative community of Black British women.
With a fully funded project, we will be able to commission artists, panellists, workshop facilitators, musicians and poets for a day-long festival on Sunday 29th October as part of our British Black History Month celebrations. We aim to find a space in Central London which will cater for a marketplace, zine and art fair, and a food market as well as an area for the panels we will be hosting and a number of workshops during the day and entertainment later in the evening. Additionally, funding we receive will enable us to make the entire festival free for all to attend - yay!
To show our appreciation for your support, donors can receive badges, totes and goodie bags.