Events Etc from Tuesday 7th July 2015

Please share this event list widely, thank you.

Ajamu Ikwe-Tyehimba is leading a project to produce the first sustained publication about artist, curator, poet,

Maud Sulter.


Please contribute if you can, and pass on this information about the campaign, thank you.



Hakeem Kazeem, Film Maker’s  Wants Interviewees for Podcast

Interviewees wanted for a podcast to archive coming out/coming in/growing up LGBT experiences. working title: Collapsing The Closet.

As It’s interview based, he’d just like to gauge people’s interest in being interviewed.

He thanks you for your interest.

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Brothers Healing: Black Gay Men’s Discussion Group

Sunday 19th July 2015

6pm for July!!  (In other the months we meet at 2pm.)

London Friend, 86 Caledonian Rd, Kings Cross N1 9DN

Please bring food and drink to share if you can (but this is not essential,

£1 optional donation).

We are open to suggestions for topics.


07947 382 524


Call out to save Art Nouveau, Brixton

Art Nouveau Brixton is run by Beti.  She is a natural born community activist and wants to provide

opportunities for people to be creative in the arts, use the space as a pop-up shop and has hosted

many film and world super nights.


Africa Rise Website


Man On website




Creative workshops

LGBT .16-30  Black, Asian and ethnic minorities

Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm.
27th April – 13th July

Creative weekly workshops for LGBT 18-30 year olds and 16-18 year olds
from Black, Asian and Ethnic minority backgrounds.

For more info, location details and to book your free space email

Call or text on 07783032699

Sheine Alexander


Fighting Homophobia in Uganda: A conversation with Frank Mugisha

Wednesday 8th July 2015


Lecture Room: LSE, Thai Theatre, G03, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ


Tongues At The Temple

Thursday 9th July 2015


Lightbox, 6A South Lambeth Place, London SW8 1SP

Open to all gay & bi men of all races, ages etc.

Subjects for discussion:   020 8741 1879; 07473 913 557

Please make sure you ring mobile beforehand for directions.


LOCS: Lesbians of Colour Socials 

Please contact organiser for further details.

These and other events:-

A Beautiful Question: finding nature’s deep design

Wednesday 8th July, 2015


Art Exhibition with Sustenance After

Friday, July 24, 2015


Money Matters

Saturday, August 1, 2015


Lesbian Caribbean Escape Cruise

Saturday, January 30, 2016




Fri 17th July, 215, 6:30pm

Sat 18th July, 10.30am – 5pm. With Malik Mohammad; Marc Thompson etc

Naz, 30 Black’s Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 9DT


Contact Vernal Scott

PLEASE spread the word about Selfie and the ‘Tongues’  discussion group above.

There will be a Naz stall at UK Black Pride on Sunday 28th June. Please come along. Volunteers needed!


Black Lesbian and Bisexual Women Friendship Group – 35+


Sunday, July 19, 2015 2:00 PM

15 Members attending


gNg- Black Queer Women in London

Black Sisters Garden Party

Sunday 19th July 2015



Gay Men Singles Intercultural Group

Outdoor Cinema “Dazed and confused” FREE

Tuesday, 21st July 2015



The Quest Workshop for Black and Minority Ethnic Gay Men and MSM 

Fri 4th – Sun 6th September (follow up – Thurs 17th Sept: 7pm – 10pm) –  London

London in September  Places Still Available

Cut-off date for September’s London  registrations – Friday 28th August

“Amazing! I would highly recommend it as the cultural aspects of upbringing did not need to be explained –

participants ‘just understood’…” May 2015 Workshop Participant

Addresses will be provided when needed, or enquire to contact details listed on website. Link below.

Price: FREE, but participants will however be expected to pay a ‘commitment fee’ which will be

refunded on completing the workshop.

The standard Commitment Fee is £40. The reduced Commitment Fee for unwaged, students, seniors is £20.

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Magda’s Lesbian Lover


Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin #brotheroutsider

The entire film free to wathch Online: 19th January  2015 – 19th February  2016

Watch now »

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Heart Of The Matter – Episode 1 – Homosexuality and the church on Vimeo

With Reverend Rowland Jide Macauley and Dr Rahul Rao

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Tiwani Contemporary News and Events

16 Little Portland Street, London W1W  8BP

020 7631 3808


The GMI Partnership and African Advocacy Foundation (AAF) were recently funded by Public Health England and MAC AIDS Fund to conduct a pilot 1-to-1 counselling service aimed at BME MSM.

2015 date to be confirmed.

The service will start in the New Year, and will be open to HIV positive and negative MSM who are of black or minority ethnicity, any age and any borough of residence.  The counselling service will offer 8 x 1 hour sessions, will be person centred in approach and will be available from the Positive East office in Stepney Green, METRO’s Greenwich and Vauxhall offices (times and days to be confirmed) and our own office in Ladbroke Grove.

020 7791 9318

Price: FREE

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AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership

The Department of English at King’s College London, in collaboration with Tate, is pleased to offer one AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership award, starting in September 2015 for a period of up to three years.

The award will enable the student to pursue doctoral research in visual/literary studies while gaining first-hand experience of work within a museum setting.

The successful applicant will be enrolled at, and receive their degree from King’s College London. Supervisors are: Professor Mark W. Turner (Department of English,

King’s College London) and Dr Clare Barlow (Tate Britain).

The ‘Beyond Bloomsbury: Queer/Race/Art’ doctoral project will focus on  the intersections between ethnicity and queer sexualities in British art, c. 1900-1940. 

The student will be working in tandem with Tate’s ‘Coming Out’ exhibition, planned for 2017.

For more details on the award and application process, see:

Harold GILMAN | The Negro gardener



I’m working on a documentary about Chem Sex in the UK.  The 30 minute doc will go out on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service in early July and seeks to explore the chem sex scene. We want to make the most rounded, accurate and informed documentary possible, with the aim of instigating a broader discussion.

I’m looking for prospective contributors who have personal experience of the chem sex scene.  It maybe something you enjoy as recreation or something you want to turn your back on.  Either way, I’d like to hear from you.

At this stage, I’d like to have an informal conversation with you in person or over the phone.  There is no obligation to commit to taking part.  If, after initial contact you feel you maybe able to make a contribution to the documentary, we can move forward.

For examples of my work please see I can be contacted on or via twitter on @Mobeen_Azhar  You can also call me on 07715 00 10 60, many thanks.


The Race Survey

Calling ALL Black, White, Asian, South Asian, Arab, Latin or mixed race gay men.

The next issue of FS Magazine wants to look at the subject of race on Britain’s gay scene.


Other groups that may be of interest, who have no meetings planned for this fortnight, but may be useful for future reference.

gNg – Queer Black Women in London

Creatives Links

Visual artist Stephen Anthony Brown

An example of stephen’s work is in Word document at bottom of page.


Appeals & Information

Respondents needed. Please fill out the survey on the link below, thank you.

AFRUCA Survey on Proposed Support programme for Black children and families in the LGBT Community Across London

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The NHS urgently needs to make PrEP available. Please sign petition, thank you.


Black (Children in Care): Health, Hair & Skin   (Book)

(standard) Price: £9.99    ISBN 978-0-9576471-0-7

Available from Amazon

Also available from New Beacon Bookshop (among other outlets. Please see links below and/or contact suppliers for details)


Business Analysis For Leaders by Shahied Joseph (Gwaza)

This book intends to help readers understand and address the challenges that leaders face within business analysis

Shahied Joseph introduces The SPIRE Business Analysis Leadership FrameworkTM, which is a poweful way to lead

and manage a business analysis team.

Price: £10

1st tv interview in SA on Business Analysis for Leaders

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Bisi Alimi Speaks at the Daily Beast Quorum

“Bisi Alimi is known for his articulate story telling. He tells the story his life as a means to call for social

change and justice, in this The Daily Beast Quorum, event last December to mark Human Rights Day,

he talks about his near death experience and how he is turning that around for good”- My name is Bisi Alimi

and I am not a victim.


‘The Fabled Black Disabled Lesbian’

Research Worker for Dr Nathaniel  Adam Tobias Coleman, Phd

Research Associate in the Philosophy of ‘Race’

Department of Philosophy, University College London

Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT,

Would you be willing to do some research for me? Or would you, please, help me to identify a colleague who might be?

I plan to place Prof Audre Lorde at the heart of the proposal for the new and ground-breaking Master’s in ‘RACE’@UCL. In order to demonstrate Prof Lorde’s relevance to British political discourse, I want to confront head-on the ‘fable…’ to which this official British document refers, on p. 64:

‘The phrase ‘multiple disadvantage’ has drifted into popular use in recent years. It is taken to mean that having more than one characteristic typically associated with a disadvantage increases an individual’s likelihood of experiencing that disadvantage. The idea has even been lampooned with some media competing to find the most ‘oppressed’ person – the fabled Black disabled lesbian, for example’.

More so than from the scholarly literature (although that would be helpful, too), I am especially keen to find short, sharp, and damning quotations from the British media. I suspect that the Daily Mail will be the largest repository of them, but it would be politically helpful to have these drawn from the media of the so-called Liberal Left and Centre Right. Is this something that you, or a colleague of yours, might be willing to complete for me?


Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman, PhD

Research Associate in the Philosophy of ‘Race’

Department of Philosophy, University College London

Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT,


UKBlackOut Need Volunteers for New Website for the Black LGBT Community

Launching in August 2015


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