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Creatives of Colour Festival

Creatives of Colour Festival is a two-day event celebrating creatives of colour, with free workshops, film screenings, performances, and discussions!

Creatives of Colour Festival

About Creatives of Colour Festival

Join us for a free two-day event to celebrate the creative contributions of people of colour, hosted by Civic House on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, 2024.

This festival celebrates both our collective identity as PoC and the intersectionality and diversity of our stories, cultures, and art forms. In this two-day event, we bring to Glasgow’s Civic House a range of creative practices around food, performance, music and film.

Both days will kickstart with PoC-exclusive workshops. On Friday April 12, we’ll have Lil Green of No Bindings lead an interactive zine-making workshop on digital memory. In the evening, there will be a welcome provocation by Zandra Yeaman, Curator of Discomfort at the Hunterian, followed by a range of film screenings, including the Palestinian filmmaker Razan Madhoon’s award-winning film Go Home (2021), maud (2022) from trailblazing Scottish-Zimbabwean curator-programmer-producer Natasha Thembiso Ruwona, and Debalina Majumder's Gay India Matrimony (2020).

We’re back on Saturday April 13 with another workshop by Thousand&One, aimed exclusively at women of colour. In the afternoon, we’ll indulge in a culinary workshop by Parveen’s Canteen, thinking about the connections between stories and food. In the evening we’ll bring onto our stage two musical performances by Marlo De Lara and Diljeet Bhachu. We’ll end the night with drinks in hand and dancing shoes on, brought to you by DJs Effua Ibojie, Hu-Sane, and Anahita Saleh, in partnership with Subcity Radio.

This event centers the voices, experiences, and creativity of people of colour in Glasgow, sharing amongst ourlarger community. Storytelling sits at the heart of these creative practices, and celebrates the resilience, joy, and talent of PoC artists.

Our stories. Our lens. Our terms.

Donations:
Our ethos is to take often whitewashed terms of anti-racism and decoloniality and reclaim them. We are proud to offer this festival as a free event and as such are therefore asking our audience to instead bring cash donations for UNWRA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees).

Artists/Contributors:
Lil Green, Zandra Yeaman, Rohit Dasgupta, Razan Madhoon, Parveen’s Canteen, Diljeet Bhachu, Marlo De Lara, Zahra Khosroshahi, Kevin Leomo, Effua Ibojie, Hu-Sane, Anahita Saleh, Thousand & One, Subcity Radio

This event is presented by Thinking Culture, a cultural programme supported by the School of Culture & Creative Arts, University of Glasgow.

This event has been curated by Kevin Leomo and Zahra Khosroshahi, Collaborations & Cultural Activities Committee.

We aim to ensure all people have equal access to our public events. If you need alternative formats or other reasonable adjustments, please contact scca-thinking-culture@glasgow.ac.uk with your request so that arrangements, where possible, can be made.

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