Events etc from Tuesday 22nd September 2015

 Please share it as widely as you are able, thank you.

Hakeem Kazeem, Filmmaker 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.

Hakeem Kazeem


Brothers Healing: Black Gay Men’s Discussion Group

Sunday 18th October 2015


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

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

Africa Rise


Man On website



NoStrings Podcast

Listen to the very useful podcasts from this site based in Nigeria and aimed at the LGBTQ community.

For example podcast 1, entitled: Discovered, Abandoned, Depressed! – Max, is really helpful in that it

views depression as a result of our point of view in a given situation and recommends that we somehow

change a negative one to a positive. Go on, have a listen!


LGBT Spectrum (previuosly known as LGBT People of Colour)

Have events on, one of them this evening. Please join group to find out more about them.



Shake The Bottle: Contemporary Photography & Sexual Identity

With exhibits by  Ajamu  ( and other photographers.

Friday 11th September to Saturday 10th October 2015
Monday – Friday: 10am-6pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 1-5pm
Thursday 1 October Special Event – a panel discussion with the artists
from 3 – 5pm, followed by drinks reception from 5 – 7pm
Herbert Read Gallery, UCA (University for the Creative Arts) Canterbury,
New Dover Rd, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3AN
LOCS: Lesbians of Colour Socials 

Please contact organiser for further details.

These and other events:-

Jazz Upstairs @ The Ritzy

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 


Play: The Etienne Sisters

 Friday, 25th September 2015
Event Host
Thursday, October 1, 2015 
Performing Artists @ Tipsy N16 7XN
Sunday, October 4, 2015 

Lesbian Caribbean Escape Cruise

Saturday, 30th January 2016


Tongues:  A facilitated interactive discussion,
Thursday 24th September 2015
Fire/Lightbox/Garden: 6a South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall SW8 1SP.
(The Silver Arch Room)
(2 mins walk from Vauxhall tube). Please contact beforehand for directions. From the outdoor space,
the very end room on the left.
Open to all gay & bi men of all races.
FREE   020 8741 1879; 07473 913 557

(The following film is of general interest to the wider community, please read film
and event info on the website.)

Exclusive preview of the film CAPTIVE 

Thursday 24th September 2015
Bernie Grants Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Rd, Tottenham Green, Tottenham N15 4RX
Black Lesbian and Bisexual Women Friendship Group – 35+
MAYA ANGELOU FILM FESTIVAL: Screening of ‘Zora Neale Hurston- Jump at the Sun’
Saturday, September 26, 2015 
Black Friendship Group 35


London’s Queer Lady Night, Playing
only the goddesses of pop & r n b
Saturday 26th September 2015
Marquis of Lansdowne
48 Stoke Newington Road, Stoke Newington, N16 7XJ
The Immigrant by Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor
Sunday 27th September 2015
(Upstairs) Rich Mix London, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Petition Delivery – Repeal Nigeria Anti-Gay Law
Wednesday 30th September 2015
9 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BX
Inline images 1
Fresa Y Chocloate
Thursday 1st October 2015
Bernie Grants Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Rd, Tottenham Green, Tottenham N15 4RX
Inline images 2
Thursday 1st October 2015
56 Dean Street, London, W1D 6AQ
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MindOut Wellbeing LGBT BME Workshops 
Coming up in October 2015
Info on poster below.
Embedded image permalink


Dr Nathaniel Coleman (UCL) talks of Implicit Bias

@natcphd on Implicit Bias, #blackprofessor, & #whitecurriculum

Inline images 1


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 »



Sweet Taboo: The Film

 Adapted by Mojisola Adebayo, Directed by Campbell X, Produced by Gail Babb 2015

funny, irreverent and relevant.


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

With Reverend Rowland Jide Macauley and Dr Rahul Rao

Heart of the Matter


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



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:



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.

The Race Survey


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


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

AFRUCA-Logo (1)


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

Shahied Joseph


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.

Bisi Alimi


UKBlackOut Need Volunteers for New Website for the Black LGBT Community

Launching  towards the end of the year.




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