Photoworks Festival 2020

Wednesday 30th September, 2020

An event led by Thick/er Black Lines exploring what the subject of photography, public monuments and the people – and their gender, race, class categories – that they memorialise tell us about the values of society and why the need for ‘alternative narratives’, which is to say narratives that contest the dominant telling of history and the now.

Objects, Memories and Meanings at the Whitechapel Gallery

Thursday 20th February, 2020

A discussion and group workshop on our sometimes complicated relationship to culture and memory, using Alice Walker’s 1973 short story ‘Everyday Use’.

Part of the series Postcards from the Diaspora, in partnership with Numbi Arts.



Tuesday 19th November, 2019

The White Review’s third event in collaboration with Hauser & Wirth takes place alongside Mark Bradford’s current exhibition, CERBERUS. Hear from a panel of writers and critics who explore the potential for abstraction to disrupt and create new forms of expression, across visual and literary work.

HERstories: Disrupting the narrative on Black Women in London

Saturday 9th November, 2019

Focusing on the lived experiences of Black women in London, this event will bring together a diverse selection of practitioners and groups who are informing and changing the canon within the Arts, Cultural and Heritage sector.

Collective Intimacy:
Thick/er Black Lines present a screening of Black British Women/Femme Filmmakers 

Wednesday 2nd October, 2019

Curators Rianna Jade Parker & Aurella Yussuf of Thick/er Black Lines with writer Derica Shields present a screening of Black British Women/Femme Filmmakers held within Theaster Gates’s installation Black Image Corporation presented by Prada, The Vinyl Factory, and The Showroom.

Where is Feminism now? 

Thursday 8th January, 2019

An International Women’s Day discussion at City Lit.


A Seat at the Long Table, Late at Tate Britain 

Friday 7th December, 2018

A long table discussion exploring career pathways and progression routes for young people from BAME working-class backgrounds.

Fear of a Black Planet, Late at Tate Britain

Friday 5th October, 2018

Thick/er Black Lines re-frame the histories and impact of the ‘global 1968’ protests, commonly associated with students in Paris, to reflect on the social and political organisation across the Black diaspora.

Rethinking Aesthetics at Phantasy Art School

Saturday 29th September, 2018

Thick/er Black Lines invite you to ‘Be Your Own Art School’ and explore through Black modernist film and the works of Jamaican scholar Sylvia Wynter, the emancipatory power – and necessarily limits – of Art as means to imagine and create ‘other worlds’.

Process Festival

Saturday 21st July, 2018


Ouaga Girls screening and panel discussion

Sunday 13th May, 2018

Screening of Ouaga Girls by Last Frame Film Club, followed by panel discussion hosted by Women of Colour Film Club featuring Laura Kirwan-Ashman and Alinta Sara.

Show and Tell

Monday 9th April, 2018

Join a show and tell led by Thick/er Black Lines to share new ideas and develop projects with others.

Towards Tomorrow’s Museum

Thursday 8th February, 2018

Thick/er Black Lines discuss the future of art institutions as part of this joint Tate and King’s College course.

Race, Rights and Sovereignty: Putting People on Display

Monday 5th February, 2018

An afternoon of presentations and discussions about the histories, display practices, national/local contexts and contemporary readings of human zoos, at Glasgow School of Art.

The Library Examined

Saturday 27th January, 2018

To celebrate the anniversary of OOMK’s publication The Library Was, Thick/er Black Lines will be discussing the role of libraries and archives in our practice, at Senate House Library.



Saturday 16th September, 2017

An informal conversation between Thick/er Black Lines and selected artists featured on their visual piece, We Apologise For The Delay To Your Journey at Tate Exchange.

Art Money

Friday 8th September, 2017

Network with Tate specialists and Thick/er Black Lines for an evening of skill-sharing at Tate Exchange.

Soul of a Nation, tour and discussion

Thursday 24th August, 2017

Join a tour of the exhibition Soul of a Nation led by artist collective Thick/er Black Lines followed by a discussion at Tate Exchange.

Heart of the Race, Reading Group

Sunday 20th August, 2017

An informal reading group looking at the text Heart of the Race at Tate Exchange.

Thick/er Black Lines

Saturday 5th August, 2017

Celebrating the launch of We Apologise for the Delay To Your Journey at Tate Exchange.

Audio recording available.

Girls on Fire

Thursday 8th June, 2017

Women of Colour Film Club and InShort Film Festival present Girls On Fire, an evening of short films by and about women.

Tangerine screening

Wednesday 31st May, 2017

The Albany Film Club presents Tangerine.

Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival 2017

Friday 5th May, 2017

Panel discussion on Women In Film at Cheap Cuts Film Festival at the Cinema Museum.

The Fits screening

Tuesday 11th April, 2017

The Albany Film Club presents The Fits.

Queen of Katwe screening

Thursday 16th March, 2017

The first in a series of regular film screenings and film-related events I’m curating at the Albany.

gal-dem: Victoria and Albert Museum take-over

Saturday 25th February, 2017

A panel on grassroots film curation at Stratford Circus.


Black Star Season: Reel Good Film Club presents Nia Long

Sunday 12th November, 2016

A talk about Love Jones at Reel Good Film Club’s Nia Long double bill at Genesis Cinema as part of BFI’s Black Star season.

InShort Film Festival

Saturday 22nd October, 2016

I’m hosting a Q&A at InShort’s double bill screening of Behind Closed Doors + With Tenacity on Saturday 22nd October.

BFI Black Star: All Hail the Queens

Thursday 20th October, 2016

A panel discussion on Bessie, Queen Latifah and black female fandom.

Losing Ground: screening + panel discussion

Saturday 20th August, 2016

Women of Colour Film Club present Losing Grounscreening and panel discussion at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre.

Mustang: screening + panel discussion

Saturday 14th May, 2016

A screening and discussion of Mustang at Genesis Cinema.

#OscarsSoWhite: Tangerine

Sunday 28th February, 2016

Reel Good Film Club and Women of Colour Film Club present an alternative Oscars screening of Tangerine at Deptford Cinema.


Decolonise It Yourself

Sunday 25th May, 2014

A talk on decolonising art history at DIY Cultures 2014, Rich Mix.


We All Can Do It! Black Women in DIY Culture

Sunday 7th April, 2013

A talk about black women in art, music and publishing at DIY Cultures 2013, Rich Mix.