It takes a lot of confidence to be this ridiculous.
In October 2015 I am embarked on a month long tour across the UK to speak, perform, run workshops, and celebrate Black History Month. It was my first endeavour of its kind and was a resounding success!
September: WARM UP Shows
Monday 28th – King’s College London
Performing as a featured act at their Action Palestine Culture and spoken word night, 6.30pm to 9.30pm.
Tuesday 29th – Juno Bar
Performing as a featured act at the annual A-Scholars fundraiser and launch of #JusticeForSheku campaign in London, 8pm to 11pm.
October: The Tour
Thursday 1st – Brunel University
Headlining the inaugural Decolonise event at The Academy, 7pm to 10pm.
Monday 5th – Rich Mix
Performing as a featured act at Makeba at Richmix with Caleb Femi and JJ Bola, from 9pm.
Wednesday 14th – Brunel University
Delivering keynote speech and performance at “You’re Pretty For A Black Girl” event from 6.30pm.
*ADDED DATE* Thursday 15th – SOAS
Burkina Faso: Thomas Sankara Inspiring Revolution from 6pm
*ADDED DATE* Friday 16th – Liverpool John Moore University
Spoken Word performance and discussion on importance of Black History
Sunday 18th – No Fly on the WALL Black History Month Brunch
Reflecting on the importance of Black History Month and foundations from 11.30am to 2.30pm
*ADDED DATE* Monday 19th – SOAS
Decolonising Twerk and reclaiming the bootie panel discussion
Tuesday 20th – LSE
Performance and appearance on LSE ACS Black Ascent Debate from 7pm.
Wednesday 21st – King’s College London
Headlining Black Voices Night from 6.30pm.
Thursday 22nd – Oxford University
Featured act at Black Independence and Emancipation event with Nego True and Akala.
Friday 23rd – Newcastle University
Delivering keynote speech and performance at inaugural Black History Month event run by Newcastle’s first ever BME Officer.
Saturday 24th – Cambridge University
Deliverwing workshops at Cambridge University for Women of Colour
Sunday 25th – Hilton Metropole
Delivering a workshop on sexist and exclusionary language at Feminism in London conference, from 2.30pm to 4pm.
Monday 26th – Lancaster University
Headlining Black History Month spoken word night, from 6pm.
Tuesday 27th – Exeter University
Headlining women of colour spoken word night from 6pm.
Wednesday 28th – Cambridge University
Featuring on Fly panel.
Thursday 29th – Warwick University
Featuring on a panel on media and blackness, hosted by Warwick Anti-Racism Society, from 6.30pm
*REARRANGED to November 5th* Friday 30th – Common House
Featuring on Q&A panel with filmmaker Troy Aidoo after debut screening of trailer to our documentary on police brutality; also screening of More Than Melanin Project from 6pm.
Saturday 31st – Liverpool Slavery Museum & Guild of Students
Performing at Liverpool’s slavery museum at 2pm and giving a keynote speech at the Guild of Students at 7pm.
Friday 6th – Cambridge Culturefest
Featured act at annual Culture Fest at Cambridge University (Big Tour Closing!)