Art, Skin Deep Meets

Bronx Gothic: An exploration of freedom, trauma, and the limits of black girlhood

Bronx Gothic is turbulent, vulnerable, and its structural lines do not slot tidily in the mental spaces we are used to making as audience members.
Bronx Gothic: An exploration of freedom, trauma, and the limits of black girlhood
Activism, Art

Jay Bernard’s Surge, the process of documenting overlooked Black British history, and the struggles we are yet to overcome

Paying homage to the victims of the New Cross fire in 1981.
Jay Bernard’s Surge, the process of documenting overlooked Black British history, and the struggles we are yet to overcome
Art, People, Skin Deep Meets

Skin Deep meets Yrsa Daley-Ward

The Terrible is a different thing for everybody. It is a shape-shifting thing, it can be whatever the thing is in you that trips you up again and again and again.
Skin Deep meets Yrsa Daley-Ward
Art, People, Skin Deep Meets

On Loneliness and Finding Ourselves in Each Other, with Fatimah Asghar

Diasporic loneliness is distinct. It's an ever-present vibration under the skin, in some moments unremarkable and in others turbulent.
On Loneliness and Finding Ourselves in Each Other, with Fatimah Asghar
Art, People

Hoard, Bim Adewunmi’s love letter to the Black British experience

Bim Adewunmi's debut play, exploring the contours of a multi-generational British Nigerian family.
Hoard, Bim Adewunmi’s love letter to the Black British experience
People, Skin Deep Meets

Noughts and Crosses – why Malorie Blackman’s tale is still so relevant today.

Nkenna Akunna chats to actor Heather Agyepong about playing Sephy in Sabrina Mahfouz's adaptation of Noughts & Crosses.
Noughts and Crosses – why Malorie Blackman’s tale is still so relevant today.
Art, People, Skin Deep Meets

How can we go forward if we don’t make peace with our past?

Skin Deep's Nkenna Akunna meets Shingai to have an honest conversation about growing up, ancient civilizations and dealing with grief.
How can we go forward if we don’t make peace with our past?
Art

What happens when the people at the bottom of the empire tell the story?

On basking in the glory of history being made on stage in Lynette Linton and Adjoa Andoh's Richard II revival.
What happens when the people at the bottom of the empire tell the story?
People, Skin Deep Meets

They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Skin Deep meets Hanif Abdurraqib

Nkenna Akunna talks to Hanif Abdurraqib about his book ‘They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us,’ a stunning interrogation of the United States through music.
They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Skin Deep meets Hanif Abdurraqib
Art, Skin Deep Meets

Chant Down Babylon: we chat to curators Tobi Kyeremanteng & Ruthie Osterman

In a celebration of Black and Brown lives and experiences, Skin Deep's Nkenna Akunna chats to Tobi and Ruthie on the creation of Babylon Festival.
Chant Down Babylon: we chat to curators Tobi Kyeremanteng & Ruthie Osterman
People, Skin Deep Meets

Representing the Black Diaspora: Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson on the importance of Idris Elba’s ‘Yardie’

Nkenna Akunna meets with Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson to talk about their roles in Idris Elba's directorial debut, 'Yardie'.
Representing the Black Diaspora: Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson on the importance of Idris Elba’s ‘Yardie’
People

Breakin’ shit down and workin’ shit out: a dissection of anti-black racism, action and protest in ‘ear for eye’

Nkenna Akunna meets Kayla Meikle to talk about her role in debbie tucker green's latest production 'ear for eye' at the Royal Court, London.
Breakin’ shit down and workin’ shit out: a dissection of anti-black racism, action and protest in ‘ear for eye’