EVENT: TAKE AIR
FINDING EMPOWERING WAYS FOR BLACK ARTISTS, INFLUENCERS & FACILITATORS TO HEAL COLLECTIVE TRAUMA WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY.
Panel discussion hosted by Jess Mally. Panelist & Presentations by: Andre Bright, Karina Maynard, Cherelle Skeete, Daniel Bailey, Chia Phoenix, Vanessa Fisher, Kieran Mcginn ,
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Jess Mally is a writer, speaker, creative and events producer and consultant based in London. All of Jess’ work sits around the pillars of social change, mental health and well being, the arts and spirituality. http://www.jesswrites.org IG: @Jessmally Twitter: @_Jesswrites
Karina is a journalist, curator, facilitator & consultant who specialises in engagement, representation & social impact in creativity, culture & education.
Freelance Journalist, Filmmaker, Performer and Creative writer. Founder Of @ThePalaceofthedogs IG: @JustBailey
I am a creative – a Sierra Leone born Architect, Dancer and Sociopreneur living in London. The only thing I have more of a passion for than creating a positive impact, is helping others do the same. IG: BeComeImmersive
Cherrelle is an actress,singer,writer and producer. She was born and raised in Birmingham . She trained in Acting Collaborative and Devised Theatre graduating in 2011 from Central. Cherrelle is the cofounder and artistic director of Blacktress UK,a network and support group for Black womxn actors and creatives providing a platform to grow and connect through community. In 2018 Blacktress produced 19 work-in-progress shows at the Actors centre, Leicester square. IG: @Blacktress
Chia Phoenix- Spiritual Mentor, guide and creative activist. Supporting the community and young people to heal via spiritual mentoring and creative expression therapy. Raising the vibe of love in the community and empowering them to understand their gifts, their voice and the power of emotional intelligence. IG: @Chiaphoenix
Actress. Co-founder of SteppingUpSalone and founder of SisterSalone. Writer. Activist Using the power of art to dismantle the system and using her influence to inspire and provide opportunities to young people of colour. IG: @Vanessafisheractress
Creative Artist. Working to dismantle the current and longstanding narrative to give any group other than the standard societal ‘norm’ the chance to thrive and feel represented. IG: Kieran_mcginn
BlacktressUK Spark Workshop Event:
BlacktressUK invites Black artists to connect in a space so that we can heal and rebuild.
We are in conversation with Wabriya King (drama therapist and actress), Zena Edwards (spoken word artist, Tarot reader, Creative Project Developer) Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (actor and maker) and Cherrelle Skeete (Co-Founder of Blacktress)
This event will be BSL interpreted. This event is a space for ALL genders and Black and Mixed race identifying people of the African Diaspora.
Thursday 11th June
7pm – 9pm
It’s free but we are asking for donations