“Black Creatives Dinner Party” An intimate networking event to celebrate Black British Creative Artists

Saturday 26th May 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Poplar Union, 2 Cotall Street, London E14 6TL

Black Creatives Dinner Party is BACK for its second event as an intimate networking moment.

Join us for a DIY, informal and fun dinner party to celebrate Black excellence and meet other Black creatives from across the creatives industries.

This year, we’re delighted to be partnering with tiata fahodzi – a theatre company dedicated to championing stories that illuminate the mixed, multiple experience of what it is to be of African heritage in Britain today.

Delicious food catered by FloatinBuka, desserts by Rebecca Oshodi, smooth, soulful music from Lex Amor and a photobooth by Florinda&Co, topped with games, discussions and goodies from Ayok’a.
Please arrive promptly to guarantee your meal.
Tobi Kyeremateng is a theatre, poetry and festival producer based in South West London  invested in creating significant live performance exploring socio-politics, community  engagement and artistic collaboration.
Tiata Fahodzi (tee-ah- ta fa-hoon-zi) – a national portfolio producing  theatre company, making work about the mixed experience of the ever-changing African diaspora in contemporary Britain. We’re a company for the Britain of today and the Britain of tomorrow. We produce theatre that is fearless. We want our work to look around and look forward – contemporary stories told in modern and innovative ways – and to embrace the multiple in all ways – narrative, form, experience, identity, perspective, scale.

We are an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

Our patrons are: Danny Sapani, Hugh Quarshie, Jenny Jules, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Sir Lenny Henry CBE

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Natalie ibu is the artistic director of tiata fahodzi. Previously she was the Creative Producer for In Good Company, launching the regional artist development programme in the East Midlands for Derby Theatre, Embrace Arts Leicester and Create Mansfield. As a freelancer she has produced for Openworks Theatre and Maison Foo, worked as a Literary Consultant for Fifth Word and a Dramaturg for Spilt Milk Dance.
In 2014, she was the Programme Manager at the Roundhouse. In 2012/13, she was the Creative Producer for Only Connect, producing a season of cross art-form work. In 2010/11, she was the inaugural Associate Director (Warehouse) for HighTide Festival Productions – responsible for the artist development and a physical research and development studio. In July 2009, she completed a year’s residency at the Royal Court as their Trainee Director.
Since graduating with a First Class Honours degree in 2004, she have completed the Clore Leadership Programme Short Course, Stage One New Producers Workshop as well as short-term residencies with New York Theatre Workshop, the National Theatre Studio, Royal Shakespeare Company, Citizens’ Theatre and Contact. She have been awarded bursaries from Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme, the Federation of Scottish Theatre, Scottish Arts Council and Arts Council East Midlands.
Awards include Dewar Arts Award for Exceptional Artists Under 30, Time Warner Ignite 2, IdeasTap Innovator’s Award and the Lilian Baylis Award for Theatrical Excellence. She is a trustee of the Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling and Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme. She is an Arts Council England South East Area Council Member.
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