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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Skin Deep meets Lilian Nejatpour

Lilian Nejatpour is a British-Iranian multidisciplinary artist whose latest piece, ‘Choreophobia’, explores the politicisation of male sensuality and the dislocation of dealing with multiple identities. She talks dance, bass, and doing the dishes with Courtney Yusuf.
Skin Deep meets Lilian Nejatpour
People

Simi Agbaje is highlighting the minds behind the music

The Producers Edit, an early evening foray into the musical minds of some of the UK’s most talented producers.
Simi Agbaje is highlighting the minds behind the music
People

“What they know about a black woman soul?” Reflections on Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking

Nkenna Akunna on finding herself in Pinnock's play Leave Taking, and what it means to be seen in a world built to erase you.
“What they know about a black woman soul?” Reflections on Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking
People

Returning to the London stage, ‘Umuada’ voices unspoken hurt in British Nigerian homes

On writing a play that confronts the nuances of mental health, migration and motherhood in the urban African diaspora.
Returning to the London stage, ‘Umuada’ voices unspoken hurt in British Nigerian homes