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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday 8th January, 2019
An International Women’s Day discussion at City Lit.
Friday 7th December, 2018
A long table discussion exploring career pathways and progression routes for young people from BAME working-class backgrounds.
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.
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’.
Saturday 21st July, 2018
HOW TO PUBLISH FOR REVOLUTION: BLACK PUBLISHING THEN & NOW at Somerset House.
Sunday 13th May, 2018
Monday 9th April, 2018
Join a show and tell led by Thick/er Black Lines to share new ideas and develop projects with others.
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.
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
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
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
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 Ground screening 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.
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.