Let’s do Lunch – The urban Guide Network invite you to the exhibition preview of Veil series by British-Iranian photographer Sara Shamsavari on the 2nd November at 6pm. This event will be at the exclusive members venue, Library on St Martin’s Lane.
A feature film production making a movie about Sir Seretse Khama and his time in London, have reached out with a casting call for male students from Botswana, or near that region to be in the film. The film is set in the 1940’s and shoots around the London area in November.
If you remember the film Love & Basketball you’re probably over 18 and therefore in luck to join Amacoast Cinema in association with We Are Parable for an exclusive 15 year anniversary celebration of the classic film on the 16th October 2015 at 6pm! Continue reading →
Hi everyone, it’s Kai here! I thought I’d sneak in a quick self-promoting blog post whilst the new ACS committee are sorting themselves out… Besides this blog is still active so best I keep you posted! Continue reading →
The brand new UAL ACS committee 2015/16 will be in full swing from the beginning of the academic year. In the mean time if you have any enquiries specifically regarding UAL ACS, please email SUARTS societies co-ordinator Sarah Dean firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading →
The typical “British weather” isn’t the only unexpected surprise when it comes to summer! Many students that expressed interest in volunteering in Haiti this summer have had to pull out due to other commitments that have suddenly crept up! I had the option to either postpone the trip, or campaign alone to fund #Art4Change… Continue reading →
Kai with children from Delmas camps in Port-au-Prince
Summer seemed like a long way away when we started fundraising for our volunteer trip to Haiti, however it’s caught up with us in no time! Despite our many efforts to raise enough funds through our events during the academic year (and thank you to everyone who donated, bought raffles tickets and products), I’m now faced with 3 options as we haven’t reached our target of £2,500: postpone the trip, cancel the trip… or find a way to push forward and raise enough money to go! And knowing me, when I put my mind on doing something I have to see it through! Continue reading →
“A massive well done to the African Caribbean Society for winning a suarts community award! Kai you have done such a fantastic job discussing the issues which BME students face in UAL and beyond!! I know how challenging it has been but you have strived with so much grace. All the events put on by the ACS have been absolutely amazing!” – Bee, current LCC Officer. Continue reading →
This event is a consequence of a suggestion made at the ACS UAL’s pre-BBMM2015 (British Black Music Month) event ‘Diversity And Media: Where Is The ‘Black’ In British Music?‘ This is a roundtable for industryites and enthusiastic domestic black music fans who aim to explore ways of moving forward some of the ideas/issues to help build a stronger sector. Book your expression of interest now. Successful attendees will be notified by Thursday June 25.
British Black Music Month event TONIGHT (Thursday June 4 2015, 6-8pm)Race Equality: In Music Industry Launch: ‘British Music Industry Gains From Black Music: What Have Africans Gained?’ Debate!CLICK HERE to book.
BritishBlackMusic.com/BlackMusic Congress present a panel-led debate on the contribution of black music to the British music industry and what the payback is for people of African heritage, whose creative capital, drives a significant proportion of popular music.Continue reading →
UAL ACS President Kai Lutterodt representing at Black Portraitures II in Florence, Italy
Last weekend the streets of Florence were painted black… and every other colour under the sun as academics, artists, filmmakers, creatives and distinguished guests of African origin (and supporters of black art) from USA, Caribbean, Europe and African congregated in Italy for Black Portraitures II… And I was lucky enough to be part of the colourful setting! Continue reading →
Our final series of “Diversity and the Media” ends with an industry professional panel helping us answer, what we’ve all been thinking; “Where’s the ‘black’ in British Music?” CLICK HERE to get your FREE ticket!
Despite the UK being a melting-pot of cultures, black and ethnic minorities are too often under-represented in various categories of the media – including the British music industry. Continue reading →
One year on from the Look How Far We’ve Come: Getting Racism Back On The Agenda? Conference, BTWSC and African Histories Revisited (AHR) return to the Abbey Centre in Westminster on Thursday 14th May 6pm-9pm, for a special three-in-one event consisting of ‘Is Jesus White?’ presentation highlighting religion & identity and more. CLICK HERE to get your tickets!
18 IUS SOLIis a documentary film which highlights the implications of the Italian ‘ius soli’ law in contemporary Italy; denial of citizenship to children born of immigrants. Italian-Ghanaian activist, director, and producer Fred Kudjo Kuwornu will be giving a lecture on Multiculturalism in Contemporary Italy and show his documentary 18 IUS SOLI on Tuesday 19th May at 6pm Reading University.Continue reading →
Boy, I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I signed up for the role of ACS President last September! I can’t think of a more apt cliché to summarise my experience than “it’s been a roller coaster ride”… No but literally (well, at least mentally and emotionally)! Continue reading →
April 1st might be April fools day, however the message Creative Access put across about increasing diversity within the media sectors by hosing their 7th Creative Industries Showcase in Channel 4’s upmarket contemporary setting, was no laughing matter. Continue reading →
Queen Nzinga was an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The Queen Nzinga lecture series feature African female academics / holders of expert knowledge, speaking on topics of their choice on a monthly basis. The Nzinga lecture series will provide a regular platform for women of African descent to highlight important issues in an academic setting. As a result of these lectures a Black Women in Academia Support Group has been set up. Continue reading →
All good things must come to an end though we didn’t quite envision a month would go by so quickly when we started putting the final touches to our Film and Literature Festival plans earlier this year. We organised and co-hosted 13 events during the month-long UAL ACS Film and Literature Festival which ended on Friday 27th March with “Black History of Comedy” presented by Black History Walks.
PLEASE leave your feedback in the comment box so we can continue to organise these types of events! Continue reading →
UAL ACS Film and Literature Festival ended on Friday 27th with The Black History of Comedy presented by Black History Walks at London College of Communication. The visual presentation gave insight to how *black comedians often use history as part of their material. The interactive session pieced together a visual tapestry of the best historical comedy from great known and unknown comics from the 1960’s to now. It also placed their comical observations on a historical timeline of international struggle for African equality and show how comedy can be educational.
A great way to end a month-long of events, screenings and seminars! Thank you for making our festival a success by attending and supporting! Continue reading →
If you’ve never heard of James Barnor – Google could be your redeemer.
James Barnor is a distinguished Ghanaian photographer whose works span over 6 decades covering iconic pre and post Independence occasions in Ghana, formerly the Gold Coast, and Europe. At age 85, Barnor still is exudes youth and passion for his art. Continue reading →
Sara Shamsavari in a lot of ways reflects her dynamic exhibition The LONDON, PARIS & NYC VEIL series currently showing at the Royal Festival Hall as part of Southbank Centre’s WOW – Women of the World Festival (1 – 8 March), extended until March 29th. Continue reading →
Spotlight: Glenn Michael Harper behind the lens at #OccupyUAL. Photo by Kai Lutterodt
“Over 800 cuts to foundation courses across UAL… Job redundancies… and without consultation with students + staff. Students have stood up to say NO!” – Glenn Michael Harper BA Photography at LCC and UAL Mature & Part Time Students Officer. Continue reading →
On Thursday 19th March an emergency meeting was held at London College of Communication to discuss the news that UAL management allegedly propose to cut over 800 places on Foundation courses which will leave staff are at risk of redundancy from September 2015. These plans are being pushed through with no consultation and no mandate. It was therefore decided that, due to the urgency, action need to be taken straight away… So students proceeded to occupy a large area of Central Saint Martins (CSM) in protest against these cuts! Continue reading →
UAL ACS President Kai giving an introduction before the lecture
UAL African Caribbean Society hosted Black History WalksQueen Nzingha Lecture23: “Pull Up to the Bumper: Black Bodies on Trend” presented by Teleica Kirkland founder of the Costume Institute for the African Diaspora (CIAD)at London College of Communication on the 20th March. Continue reading →
On the 19th March award-winning “Gentlemen of Bacongo” photographer Daniele Tamagni gave an exclusive meet and greet at London College of Communication, hosted by us – UAL African Caribbean Society as part of UAL ACS Film and Literature Festival. The intimate event was an opportunity to ask questions about the book, network and get a copy of the limited edition book “Gentlemen of Bacongo” which students got a signed copy of at a discount. Daniele, who arrived from a meeting with his publisher Trolly, shared the news that his book book will be available in Japanese from May. Continue reading →
Hosted as part of UAL ACS Film and Literature Festival this Women’s History Month, Thenublk screened a series of short films created by a number of exciting storytellers whose work offers a refreshing look at Black experiences from around the globe. Our Stories: Black Women in Film took place on the 19th March, at London College of Communication.
“We have the mentality that we’re trying to survive – not thrive… That is something I want to change.” – TRiBE founder Seyi.
When Seyi reached out to UALACS via email and explained about her charitable organisation called TRiBE, I was eager to know more. So I arranged an informal meet up at Chipotle on Charing Cross Road to discuss a possible collaboration… Continue reading →
Tony Walker and Emma Dabiri “Who Stole All The Black Women From Britain?” at LCC
UAL African Caribbean Society hosted Black History WalksQueen Nzingha Lecture24: “Who Stole all the Black Women from Britain?” presented by Emma Dabiri – TheDiasporaDiva at London College of Communication on the 13th March. Continue reading →
L-R: Miho Soon, Ellie Jones, Ethosheia Hylton, George Massey, Mary Nyambura, Shaneika J. Simms, Joel Tshienda
Despite a few technical glitches and a last-minute cancellation, we managed to pull through for yet another worthy event part of our UAL African Caribbean Society Film and Literature Festival at London College of Communication. “Shorts night” showcased short films at various stages; award-winning, kickstarter funded, fresh from edit, film festival submitted, and personal projects, offering a diverse perspective on the creativity of short films. Continue reading →
“Black Gay and Proud” panel l-r; Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Rikki Beadle-Blair, and Stephen Hoo
As part of UAL ACS Film and Literature Festival and our campaign for diversity within University of the Arts London, we hosted a discussion on the 10th March about the representation of *Black LGBTQ in Film, Theatre and Literature. As well as addressing questions to our amazingly distinguished “Black Gay and Proud” panel; Rikki Beadle-Blair, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah and Stephen Hoo, questions from the audience made the discussion interactive and dynamic. Singer David McAlmont, model and actor Julius Reuben and Stud Life actor Kyle Treslove were notable names in attendance. Continue reading →
It’s been sitting on my desk for almost a month; Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls” on DVD. Today, however, seemed fitting to finally unwrap the DVD and slot it into my laptop. Included in the special features is “Span of the Rainbow” documentary which explores the origins of Ntozake Shange‘s critically acclaimed 1975 play “For Colored Girls Who Have considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf“…
The term’s drawing to a close, and many of our 3rd year ACS members are finishing off dissertations and getting ready to hand in final projects to mark the end of their student life at UAL… Continue reading →