This festival is about educating, entertaining and empowering the BAME community in London running from 16th and 18th of November, a weekend full of panels, keynotes, classes, and parties as well as a live Podcast recording, an art exhibition, food and drinks merchants, pop-ups and more.
Fresh Fruits and juices all the way from African countries, provided by Uncle Raph’s
Candy bar provided by Africlick a new dating/networking app for professionals & creatives of African & Caribbean heritage.
Friday – 16th of November – 6.30pm to 11.00pm
A day of celebrating diversity. Come chill this Friday night, meet new people and experience the vibe.
6.30pm – Doors open
7.00pm – 7:10pm – Intro to the festival, what we are raising money for by Bayo Adelaja, founder of Do it Now Now
7.10pm – 8:00pm – Yana Binaev, the festival’s Creative Director, introduces artists
8.00pm – 10:30pm – Afrobeat Karaoke Afterparty
11.00pm – Doors close
Sat – 17th of Nov – 10.00am to 9.00pm
This day is all about empowerment so you can be the best you. With panels, keynote speakers, TED-style talks, food, drinks, fashion and beauty.
10.00am – Doors open (networking, drinks, food, pop-up available)
11.30am – 12:30pm – An honest conversation about being a working mother, led by Nafisa Bakkar, CEO and Co-founder of Amaliah
1:30pm – 2:30pm – Panel discussion led by Urenna Okonkwo, founder of Cashmere
2:30pm – 3.00pm – Break, go to the pop-up, go get some food, fruits and/or drinks
3:00pm – 4:30pm – Charity spotlight with Raise the Roof Kenya – learn about the work the charity we’re supporting is doing in Kenya.
4:30pm – 5:00pm – Break, go to the pop-up, go get some food, fruits and/or drinks
5.30pm – 6:00pm – Tola Okogwu, acclaimed author, hair coach and blogger
6:00pm – 6:30pm – Melanie Eusebe, founder and Chair of the Black British Business Awards
6:30pm – 7:00pm – Performance by artist, Amahla Music
7:30pm – 9:00pm – Afterparty set by DJ Henrie
9:00pm – Doors close
Sunday – 18th of November – 10am – 9.30pm
This day is full of workshops that will educate and edify with workshops, classes, pop-ups and exhibitions, plus street food cocktails and mocktails.
9:30am – Doors open (networking, drinks, food, pop-up available)
10:00am – 11:30am – #IamRemarkable, learn self-promoting skills with Google, presented by Eunice Baguma Ball
11:30am – 12:00pm – Be the free, happy and social you, on any day of the month with The Periodical Diary
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Twerk and Female Empowerment class with Bam Bam Boogie
1:00pm – 1:30pm – Creating Social Impact with Sheeza Shah, founder of UpEffect
1:30pm – 2:00pm – Turbans and Headwraps in the Afro-Atlantic diaspora by Turbante.se
2:00pm – 2:30pm – Simi Awokoya from Microsoft and WITTY Careers on Diversity in the future of tech
2:30pm – 3.00pm – Side Hustle to Main Hustle with Letitiah Obiri of Foundervine
3:00pm – 3:30pm – WoW Beauty‘s Denise Rabor on Total Wellbeing: a 360 degree perspective on beauty of the mind, body and spirit
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Unleash your inner child, hoola-hooping with Playtone
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Panel discussion with the all female team behind VAMP, a social marketing agency
5:30pm – 6:00pm – Astrology 101: Exploring our personal cosmic map together – with Sade Buari
6:00pm – 6:30pm – Break, go to the pop-up, go get some food, fruits and/or drinks
6:30pm – 7:00pm – Performance by artist Natalie C
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Afterparty set by DJ Shaxx
9:30pm – doors close, FESTIVAL CLOSES.
The money you give us via your ticket is going to this fundraising campaign by Raise the Roof Kenya
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