The Equiano Centre


Queer Black Spaces 3

An evening of literature, poetry, performance and research exploring diverse Black British LGBTQ histories

Thursday 29th October 2015
6.30pm to 8.30pm

UCL Department of Geography

26 Bedford Way 

£3 entry - For more information & to book a ticket visit https://queerblackspacesthree.eventbrite.com

The evening includes fiction readings, performance, poetry, and talks exploring current research on Black queer lives from the early twentieth century to contemporary Britain. The speakers explore themes including queer black poetry and performance; filmmaking; letter writing, archives, and queer black lives.

Participants include:

  • Ajamu - fine art photographer, sex activist and archive curator  whose work has been shown in galleries, museums, and alternative spaces worldwide
  • Veronica McKenzie - screenwriter, producer, and the writer and director of the documentary film Under Your Nose 
  • Sita Balani - PhD candidate in English Literature at King's College London, researching identity in contemporary British cultural production
  • Jacq Applebee - nonbinary writer and activist. They produced the first ever report on bisexuals of colour, and facilitate a group by the same name.
  • Gemma Romain - historian based at The Equiano Centre and co-founder and curator of Queer Black Spaces event series
  • Evan Ifekoya - interdisciplinary artist, exploring the politicisation of culture, society and aesthetics. Appropriated material from historical and contemporary archives make up the work
  • Camel Gupta - brown disabled genderfucker, other labels that sometimes (awkwardly) fit: artist, activist, community worker and independent scholar

Hosted by Rudy Loewe -visual artist and facilitator who creates comics and zines to address complex social issues and histories, often working with archives and existing material

An event organised by The Equiano Centre, Department of Geography UCL

Organised as part of the Spaces of Black Modernisms project funded by the AHRC

Accessibility Information: The lecture theatre G03 is fixed-seated with spaces for three wheelchairs at the front of the room. Wheelchair entrance to the building is via the ramp on the Gordon Square side of the building, which takes you to the lower floor, and then a lift to the ground floor takes you right next to the lecture theatre. A disabled access toilet is is the lower ground floor. Information and a picture of the building can be found here http://www.ucl.ac.uk/estates/roombooking/building-location/?id=085 and'wheelchair-friendly' routes to the building can be found here http://crf.casa.ucl.ac.uk/startPage.aspx  For any other accessibility queries and to reserve wheelchair space, please email equianocentre@ucl.ac.uk.