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Black Girl Fest - October 2019

'The UK’s first Black British festival for women and girls is designed to celebrate and explore what it means to be a Black woman in the UK. The festival creates a space for Black British women to see themselves within their local London community through a combination of the arts, music, culture and conversation.

Black Girl Festival is a venture by Paula Akpan, co-founder of the ‘I’m Tired’ Project and social media coordinator for gal-dem, and Nicole Crentsil, founder of Unmasked Women. Both are passionate about celebrating and championing Black women and wanted to create a festival that showcases London’s talented creative community of Black British women.'

(https://www.blackgirlfest.com/)

Black Girl Fest - October 2018

'The UK’s first Black British festival for women and girls is designed to celebrate and explore what it means to be a Black woman in the UK. The festival creates a space for Black British women to see themselves within their local London community through a combination of the arts, music, culture and conversation.

Black Girl Festival is a venture by Paula Akpan, co-founder of the ‘I’m Tired’ Project and social media coordinator for gal-dem, and Nicole Crentsil, founder of Unmasked Women. Both are passionate about celebrating and championing Black women and wanted to create a festival that showcases London’s talented creative community of Black British women.'

(https://www.blackgirlfest.com/)

Notion Magazine - Issue 81
gal-dem Print Issue no.3

'The publication was created to reach out to women and non binary people of colour, providing readers with thought-provoking content, visuals and stories that will move you, confront you, and make you laugh. gal-dem showcases the work of young women of colour, also find articles ranging from extensive features, interviews and opinion pieces. 

 

A vibrant online magazine written by women and non binary people of colour for all to explore!'

(http://gal-dem.com/)

V&A Friday Late - Threads

'Friday 31 August
18.30 – 22.00 
Black and Asian histories are a vital part of Britain’s fabric. How are these voices recorded and remembered today? Join us this Friday Late as we reframe the archive and put untold histories on the map. See dancers explore hybrid identities and hear poets recount stories of inheritance. From improvised music to independent publishing, celebrate those claiming space and building new communities on the foundations of heritage.

A collaboration between Historic England and the V&A.'

(https://www.vam.ac.uk/)

Mojo Kojo x Vintings - Pop Up & Party
Nylon Japan July 2018
Group Show - Recreational

'Recreational, a group show, centres around sites of work and play in the city- what defines & differentiates these, & what happens when roles are reversed or boundaries blurred.People lay claim over space - this is played out in parks, underneath bridges carrying cross city commuters, by canal- sides, and in glass ghost-towns. Interventions come from "above" - hostile architecture and deterrents, but also "below"- people making what they want, what they need and what they can. The show brings together works linked to ideas of (but not limited to) control over our environments, situationist methods of exploring place, the idea of "the right to the city" and personal or imagined experiences. Including poetry, projection, sound, sculpture, performance and painting, "recreational" will take place across 3 days, 1st-3rd of March 2018, in Harts Lane space in New Cross. Opening Night 6pm-9pmFriday and Saturday 12pm till 5pm17 Harts Lane SE14 5UP'

Deli Paris Club & Paulette Present BLOOM - Short Film and Exhibition

'Bloom the Short Film

Bloom is a beautiful story that begins in 2016. This short film traces the story of four teenage girls in London, who take full advantage of a fleeting, joyful but also complicated youth. Through their sweet and painful story, Jesse speaks to us with a sensation that he has not known, being a teenage girl, with all that implies this turbid stage.

 

Bloom the show

Bloom is also a wonderful collaboration with artists from all over the world. The script is then exposed to 14 female artists who will have to deliver their sensations through three exclusive works. This experience led to a rich and poetic dialogue between a cinematographic work and a wide variety of plastic works.

 

After having enchanted the English capital and the city of Copenhagen, the Bloom project packs its bags with us. This year, the Deli Paris Club selected seven artists to participate in this wonderful project: Léa Augereau, Amandine Kulhmann, Jeanne Lula Chauveau, Pénelope Strintz, Diane Dalpra, Johanna Olk and Claudia Montes. In addition to the seven already familiar Bloom Adventure: Nadia Akingbule, Rosaline Shahnavaz, Sarah Wickings, Elize Strydom, Lizzi Morris, Priyanka Paul and Giovana Rodrigue.

This event is an opportunity to re-immerse ourselves in a time that we have all lived, and that we would all live together again. It will also be the discovery of a unique space in which the viewer can immerse himself, understand and reflect in turn on the problems of adolescence.

Deli Paris Club and Paulette Magazine invite you to join the Bloom experience on July 6th at Galerie Chappe in Paris to take part in the opening and to discover Jesse's short film, screened at 8 pm, and exclusive works of the various international artists. The festivities will continue until July 8 and you will be able to find the works of the artists on sale on our site.

 

SHORT FILM & EXHIBITION 

VARNISHING
06/07/2017 
18h - 22h • PROJECTION 20h

EXHIBITION
07/07 to 08/07/2017 
PROJECTION at 10h • 14h • 18h

GALLERY CHAPPE • 21 RUE CHAPPE • 75018 PARIS'
(http://www.deliparisclub.com/the-news/deli-paris-club-paulette-presentent-bloom/)

Bloom : The Short Film & Exhibition - February 2017

'Bloom is a new coming of age short film centered around four teenage girls- Sabrina, Rianne, Tracey and Ruby. We enter the world of these girls at a point in their lives when they are just beginning to grapple with the greater issues of adulthood. Their world is a mélange of school subjects, dance routines,music and the looming issue of sex. In this film we get to see how they manage themselves internally and together as friends. As their summer comes to an end we realize that the sun may also be setting on a part of their youth that they will never be able to get back. 

Part of the BLOOM project includes collaborating with female visual artists from around the world. The artists have come from an array of different places to mention a few; England, France, Bulgaria, Holland, USA, Thailand, Israel, South Africa, Australia & New Zealand. These artists are sent out the script of the film and are asked to make brand new pieces in response to the film. Some pieces are shared online, some are shared exclusively at our events.

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We are extremely happy to bring BLOOM back to London and are estatic to be able to host the the event at Copeland Gallery, Peckham, South East London again. As we do at all of our events, we are transforming the 4400sq venue and creating an immersive experience for you all, with another brand new curation. Once again using plants, lighting designs and art to take you into the world of BLOOM.

Curated by Jessica Wang, Natasha Hastings, Victoria Valcheva & Jesse Gassongo-Alexander.' - (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bloom-the-short-film-art-exhibition-tickets-30679506229)

Counterpoint Magazine Issue 12: Space - January 2017

'Three-colour risograph printed magazine featuring original writing and illustration inspired by the theme 'Space'. This issue includes alien languages, coat pockets, mars colonies, Hidden Door, constellations and much more!'  - (http://www.counterpointmag.co.uk/shop/issue-twelve-the-space-issue)

What Do You Know About Ealing Broadway - June 2016

'Motivated by the urge to make visible the creative output of some of West London's young artists, 'What Do You Know About Ealing Broadway' brings together a collection of prints, illustrations, paintings, photographs, video and music. Heavily drawn from the shared experiences and memories of the contributors, much of the works presented explore their ties to their environment - touching on specific moments and places, as well as themes around urban/suburban living across London and beyond.'