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’
Skin Deep Meets

Skin Deep meets creator of Deportation Discs: Luke De Noronha

How do we imagine a future outside of the racist capitalistic global structure we live in? Edna Mohamed speaks to Luke De Noronha about Deportation Discs, racist immigration policies, and mobilising for a future without deportations.
Skin Deep meets creator of Deportation Discs: Luke De Noronha
Skin Deep Meets

Skin Deep meets Attab Haddad, an oud-player with a passion for flamenco

Al-Andalus is alive again when Attab Haddad starts to play. Iraqi-British Attab shared Turkish coffees with Skin Deep’s Courtney Yusuf to chat career priorities post 9-11, the value of musical fusion, and London’s siren call.
Skin Deep meets Attab Haddad, an oud-player with a passion for flamenco
Activism, Magazine, People

Skin Deep Futures

In looking to the future, Skin Deep platforms grassroots collectives that are working in different ways to uplift their communities.
Skin Deep Futures
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’
Art

The Object of My Gaze

Marcia Michael’s recent project ‘I Am Now You - Mother’ visualises matrilineage through the body of her mother as a way of telling our own stories.
The Object of My Gaze
Skin Deep Meets

Skin Deep meets filmmaker hajooj kuka

Nkenna Akunna chats to filmmaker hajooj kuka about making his film aKasha and telling stories of joy, war, love and rebellion.
Skin Deep meets filmmaker hajooj kuka
Art

The Moon Is A Meme

As part of Freeword’s THIS IS PRIVATE series, Zia Ahmed’s visual poem ‘The Moon Is A Meme’ explores the experiences of a young British-Asian Muslim man to respond to the notion of privacy in an era of surveillance.
The Moon Is A Meme
Skin Deep Meets

I Dont Protest, I Just Dance In My Shadow

Jessica Ashman’s short film project is an exploration of belonging and what it means to exist and work in the animation world as a woman of colour. We chat to her about modes of survival and creating confessional art.
I Dont Protest, I Just Dance In My Shadow

Issue 8: Movements

Our latest print issue has finally landed...
Issue 8: Movements
Skin Deep Meets

Skin Deep meets Yinka Esi Graves

Yinka Esi Graves is a black-British Flamenco dancer. She chats to Courtney Yusuf about her black identity and the tradition’s African roots.
Skin Deep meets Yinka Esi Graves
Skin Deep Meets

Skin Deep meets Arinzé Kene

Nkenna Akunna meets Arinzé Kene, the second black British playwright in history to have a West End open. They chat Misty, telling truthful stories of black masculinity, and how he is exploding conventional methods of theatre-making.
Skin Deep meets Arinzé Kene