Are you a Black woman or woman of colour, interested in film, TV, gaming, music or any kind of creative production? Do you want to change careers and learn some new fun cool stuff?
Come and learn more about virtual production and electronic music production from two awesome women of colour!
This event is FREE – and all women of colour are welcome.
You don’t need to know anything about anything!
Saturday 24 Sept from 1pm
Kensington Street, Brighton
Come and hang out, hear from our lovely speakers and eat some cake together. There may be dancing too. Get involved – the future involves you!
About the speakers:
Myra Appannah, is a BAFTA and Sundance award winning immersive tech and virtual reality specialist and director of BRiGHTBLACK. She’s a screenwriter, storyteller and creative director. Myra runs workshops all over the world, she’s on the National Gallery Immersive Board, and is also an amazing skateboarder.
Anthea Clarke aka ‘I Am Fya’ is an experimental artist from Manchester, based in Brighton, UK. Her music brings together low-end textures with collaged field recordings, referencing sound system culture and notions of belonging, through lyrical narratives delivered in her febrile vocal style. Her recent work collects sound from her homeland, Barbados. It focuses on identity, culture, spiritual connections to land and ancestors, radical self-love, the power of chosen family, otherness, and acceptance.
Known for her explosive club performances, I Am Fya debuted at Burning Man’s sister festival, Nowhere, in the Monegro Desert in 2010, and has since performed at major festivals including Glastonbury (The Sistxrhood), Shambala (The Sanqtuary) and Bestival. She has collaborated with queer-led production company, Marlborough Productions and independent artist-led venue, The Rosehill and is part of Brighton based, Afro-Futurist performance collective, Brownton Abbey.
This event is funded by global tech company Balsamiq and is part of the Spring Forward Festival. Run by Festival Director Rifa Thorpe-Tracey a woman of colour and Chief Community Officer at Wired Sussex – supporting the digital, media and technology sector across Sussex.
Thousands of companies and freelancers come together to make up this network, and they also run the FuseBox Brighton, an innovation hub for creative people and technologists.