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View this page for a list of my upcoming performances, talks, workshops, or interesting events I will be attending – join me!




February 2017:

Thursday 16th: No Fly on the WALL x Haus of Liberated Reading Present…‘Re-imagining Black Love as Revolutionary’ @ DIY Space for London


March 2017:

Thursday 2nd: No Fly on the WALL x TRiBE Present… The Black Women’s March Mingle @ Dark Sugars

Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th: No Fly on the WALL @ WoW Festival

Friday 24th: SHEroes of No Fly on the WALL @ Hackney Attic


April 2017:


Friday 14th: No Fly on the WALL Presents… Generation Revolution: Film Screening and Q&A @ DIY Space for London






What you missed:

Image by Adama Jalloh

Image by Adama Jalloh













January 2017:

Saturday 21st: Afrikult’s ‘Words That Travel’ @ SOAS


January 2016:

Sunday 17th: Young Feminists London

Friday 22nd: ‘Spoken Words: Resistance and Liberation’ @ King’s College London

Tuesday 26th: Women in leadership conference, Sheffield



February 2016:

Tuesday 2nd: ‘What’s Left of Politics?’ Spoken Word night @ LSE

Saturday 6th: No Fly on the WALL Fly Girlz Brunch: ‘Black women and vulnerability’

Thursday 18th: ‘Formation’: Black Women in Social Justice Movements panel @ London College of Communications

Friday 19th: ‘Imitation of Life’ film screening and panel @ Bernie Grants Arts Centre

Saturday 27th: No Fly on the WALL workshop on Black women’s representation in Magazines


March 2016:

Tuesday 1st: International Women’s Month talk on leadership @ Royal Holloway

Wednesday 9th: Performance at WE Day 2016 @ SSE Wembley  Arena

Thursday 10th: Performance @ Oxford Brookes

Sunday 13th: No Fly on the WALL Fly Girlz Brunch: Black hair, beauty, and wellbeing

Thursday 24th: Performance @ SHEroes of No Fly on the WALL


April 2016:

Tuesday 5th: “What a Liberty!” workshop @ Index on Censorship

Friday 15thSunday 17th: Women in International Leadership conference @ Jacobs University, Bremen

Saturday 30th: ‘Addressing the elephant in the room’: The pre-launch of ‘Elephant’, by Siana Bangura @ The George Tavern


May 2016:

Thursday 5th: Imani Speaks radio show – Interview; Performance at launch of ‘Conscious Dreams Publishing’

Friday 20th: Book launch of ‘Elephant’ @ Hackney Attic


October 2016:

All month: Congregation Tour

Wednesday 19th – Sunday 23rd: ‘I, The Angry Black Woman’ & Other Stories exhibition @ Buster Mantis


November 2016:


Saturday 12th November 2016: ‘Young, Gifted, and Black’: Sassy Tees First Birthday: Purchase Tickets HERE.


Sunday 13th November 2016: ‘Freetown Sounds’: Introducing The Salone Collective: Purchase Tickers HERE.


Wednesday 16th November 216: ‘Writing to Resist’: Poetry Masterclass with Siana Bangura: More details HERE.


December 2016:


Saturday 3rd December 2016: ‘Writing to Resist’: Poetry and Performance Masterclass with Siana Bangura: Purchase tickets HERE.



December 2015:

Thursday 3rd: Speaking at the Manchester Debating Union @ Manchester University

November 2015:

Thursday 5thNo Fly on the WALL presents…More Than Melanin Screening and Q&A with Troy James Aidoo and Siana Bangura @ Common House, Bethnal Green

Friday 6th: Featured act at Culture Fest @ Cambridge University

Saturday 14th: Black Blossoms Conference, UAL

Friday 20th: Kamaria Press Company launch, UAL

Saturday 21st: Workshop at The Showroom Gallery

Thursday 26th: SHEroes of No Fly on the WALL spoken word night @ SOAS

Monday 30th: Appearance on That Afternoon Show, with Almass Badatt @ Roundhouse Radio

October 2015:

Black History Month Tour – October to November 2015!

Sunday 18th: No Fly on the WALL Black History Brunchtime Talk @ Common House, Bethnal Green

Thursday 29th: Meeting at Parliament for Sheku Bayoh case

Friday 30th: Black Cantabs Project launch in Cambridge, Queens’ College

September 2015:

Sunday 6th: Performance at Feminist Solidarity Fest @ Hackney Downs

Tuesday 8th: Headlining Poetry Meets Art @ Passing Clouds, Dalston

Friday 11th: Featured act at Heaux Noir @ Cafe Cairo, Clapham

Friday 18th: Featured act at For Book’s Sake 5th Birthday Party @ The Star of Kings

Monday 28th: Featured act at King’s College London

Tuesday 29th: Performance at #Justice4ShekuBayoh launch and A-Scholars fundraiser @ Old Queen’s Head, Islington

August 2015:

July 2015:

Saturday 4th: Performance at Matchwomen Festival @ Canning Town Caravanserai

June 2015:

Sunday 14th: No Fly on the WALL Academy event – Fly Boyz Brunch: Black men and the importance of role models and mentorship

May 2015

Saturday 2nd: Appearance on Consented UK TV – discussing British politics, representation, and racism ahead of the General Elections

April 2015

Wednesday 1st: Performance at ‘That’s What She Said‘, Peckham Pelican, 7.30pm to 10pm; On stage at 8.45pm

Friday 17th – Sunday 19th: Women in Leadership Conference @ Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany

I will be speaking at this conference in Germany and leading workshops on women in leadership roles and political movements

Thursday 30th: JJ Bola’s Book Lunch – ‘Word’ @ SOAS, 7pm to 10pm

March 2015

Sunday 1st: No Fly on the WALL Fly Girlz Brunch: ‘Black women and the vote: Who’s got our backs’ @ Common House, Bethnal Green, 11 am to 2pm

Friday 6th: Day 1 of WoW Festival, Southbank

Saturday 7th: Day 2 of WoW Festival, Southbank

Sunday 8th: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY; Day 3 of WoW Festival, Southbank AND Performance of ‘Scorched Earth’ and ‘I, The Angry Black Woman’ at WoW Festival, Cambridge

Friday 13th: Queen Nzingha Lecture – ‘Who stole all the black women from Britain?’ @ London College of Communications, 6.30 pm to 9pm

Saturday 14th: Black British Feminism Conference @ The Black Cultural Archives, 12 pm to 3.30 pm

Monday 16th: Panel debate at Queen Mary University, East London: ‘This House believes that the British media is systematically sexist’, 6 pm to 8 pm

Thursday 19th: The Nu Black Presents ‘Black Women in Film’ @ London College of Communications, 6 pm to 9pm

Friday 20th: Ain’t I A Woman Collective launch at Housman’s Radical Booksellers King’s Cross, 7 pm – debut of commissioned poem and performance of ‘I, The Angry Black Woman’

Friday 27th: Performance at Clitrock 6 with Mariam Satie @ Underbelly, 8 pm

February 2015

Thursday 12th: ‘Fly Girls and B Girls and Home Girls’ @ The Black Cultural Archives, 7pm to 11pm

Friday 20th: FKA Twigs @ Camden Roundhouse, 9pm

Tuesday 24th: Outspoken London @ The Forge, Camden, 7pm

Saturday 28th: Claudia Jones 100th Anniversary Lecture @ The Black Cultural Archives, 12 pm to 6 pm

January 2015

Wednesday 14th: Young Motherhood Exhibition, Jendella Benson @ House of Commons

Friday 30th: Performance of ‘Sweet Dreams and Beautiful Nightmares’ at Born Free: Fridays @ Limewharf

Saturday 31st: Performance of ‘I, The Angry Black Woman’, Edge Fund Fundraiser @ Ringcross Community Centre


Past Events:

December 2014

Thursday 11th: Cafe Club Late @ The Black Cultural Archives – Benin Night, 7 pm to 10 pm

November 2014

Thursday 6th: The Party MNEK, Part 3 @ XOYO, 7.30 pm

Friday 7th: Words of Peace, Radio Plus Poetry Night, Live in Coventry from 7pm

Thursday 13th: Cafe Club Late @ The Black Cultural Archives – Lyrical Sista, 7 pm to 10 pm

Friday 14th: Poetry and the Piano, Live at Venue 515 (515 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9BU) – I will be collaborating with my dear friend Mariam Satie and debuting something we’ve been working on

Sunday 16th: Vanguard Connect and 20 Something Podcast

Friday 21st: ‘Difference and Sameness: A Discussion of Identity and the Black Woman in Britain’ – Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 7pm to 9pm

“Join Cambridge University’s African Caribbean Society in welcoming a panel of inspirational black female speakers, from a variety of backgrounds, set to discuss issues regarding what it means to possess both racial and gendered identities in the media, in education and in Britain as a whole.”

I will be returning to Cambridge University, my Alma Mater, to speak on this panel, along with Zita Holbourne; Angie La Mar; Simone Bresi-Ando; and Ndidi Okezie.

Sunday 23rd: Top Ten Dinner at Soho House

Sunday 30th: ‘We Real Cool: Black Masculinity and Feminism Workshop’, with Siana and Jesse

‘We Real Cool’, taken from bell hooks’ critically acclaimed book, is a workshop aims to assess and critique black masculinity and its role within a white patriarchal world. The workshop will touch on the following topics:

  • What is (black) masculinity?
  • The patriarchal society we live in
  • Films, media and pop culture
  • Feminism, intersectionality and its role in the world

The workshop will interactive and will involve film, music and small group discussions.

October 2014

Monday 13th: George the Poet @ Scala, 7.30pm

Tuesday 14th – Sunday 19th: Fierce @ The Camden People’s Theatre – This is a play I have co-produced and it will be on stage in Camden for ONE WEEK ONLY

Friday 17th: Clit Rock @ Underbelly, with Dana Jade and Daughters of Eve

Saturday 25th (11.15 am): Feminism in London Conference – I will be running a workshop on Poetry and Black Feminism in the Women’s Struggle: “Still I Rise: Black Women, Feminism, and the Art of Poetry and Performance”, a workshop by Siana Bangura.

In this workshop, through the poetry and spoken word of 8 women of colour, we will explore the notion of Black Feminism and intersectionality. 
Poetry will be shared from the works of Yrsa Daley Ward, Warsan Shire, the great Maya Angelou, Audre Lorde and more. 

Saturday 25th (6pm): Canning Town Caravanserai – Join us to Celebrate Black History Month at this FREE event in Canning Town. The event runs from 12 – 8pm and I will be on from 6pm. I’ve got a 25 minute set and will be sharing some new poems with you.

Wednesday 29th: Clean Bandit @ 02 Academy, Brixton, 7.00 pm

September 2014

Thursday 25th: Poetry Luv, Live at The Proud Archivist – I will be performing my new poem ‘Skin/ Scorched Earth’


One comment on “Events

  1. Jyoti Metla
    December 23, 2016

    Miss Siana Bangura! Absolutely captivated by your work and projects! Your poems indeed touched me! ❤ Can't wait to get involved and see 2017 events up on your site! Sending love and fecstive sparkles xxx Jyoti

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