Words: Beth Fuller
This Sunday, the talents and achievements of black women are being celebrated in the world’s only ‘Black Girl Festival’.
The first of its kind, the Black Girl Festival began with an idea shared by Paula Akpan, the gal-dem social media co-ordinator and co-founder of the ‘I’m Tired’ project, and Nicole Crenstil, founder of ‘Unmasked Women’.
After a successful crowdfunding campaign the Festival is free to attend meaning that goers can spend in support of all black-owned businesses present. The festival will also have a food market and bar, a zine fair, a live music set from DJ Tone and a poetry reading from Vanessa Kisuule and Michelle Tiwo.
Many of the talks and events have been sold out due to the growing popularity of the festival, however, you can still purchase tickets for life art drawing, zine-making and protecting mental health.
Hopefully to be the first of many, the Black Girl Festival takes place at Kachette on Sun Oct 29.
Register for your free ticket here.