The Black British Theatre Awards celebrated its first ceremony last weekend, where the cream of black British theatre celebrated how far we have come and the legacy we have yet to leave behind. Vanessa Fisher shares her account on awards ceremony that screams “Say it loud, I’m Black & I’m Proud”.
After the death of Toni Morrison and attending, dance legend, Thea Nerissa Barnes’ memorial. I begun to reflect on the power of writing; how these words live on past you and later become your eulogy. Almost stronger than memory. I begun to ask myself what would my eulogy […]
Spotlight is a segment dedicated to promoting creative businesses and collectives, founded by People Of Colour, as a resource for young aspiring artists. Our first interview is with Nana Evans of Hub&Culture. Hub&Culture, housing clothing designers from the Black Diaspora.
‘Don’t give a crap about what anybody thinks, trust yourself and your perspective as an artist.’ – Grace Acladna.
Check out our interview with the singer/songwriter/producer ahead of the release of her new EP Phonophobia.
VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Natalie May’s acoustic version of her new single ‘Play My Game’. Visual by @JustBailey for @ThePalaceOfTheDogs.
After the feedback that I’ve received from my peers, regarding the Ep.1; Many have expressed their disappointment at the lack of response from our white counterparts in the industry. There was an expectation that this would open a forum and expose our conversations candidly, giving education and insight […]
With our first event, ‘Generation Expat’, we endeavoured to highlight and connect inter-generationally the experience of black theatre in Britain, by mediating a conversation between black/dual heritage artists in the industry. In todays episode we speak with Sharon D Clarke, Gloria Onitiri and Cedric Neal about the progression […]
Generation Expat: Black Theatre Talks. ThePalaceOfTheDogs Presents its first panel event celebrating and debating the Black Theatre Experience. Guests Include Sharon D Clarke, Cedric Neal, Gloria Onitiri, Brenda Edwards, Ibinabo Jack, Dex Lee, Idris Kargbo and Maisey Bawden. Hosted by Vanessa Fisher. @Urdang Academy on the 30th of […]
After the decision to stop, Musical Theatre Artist, Mazz Murray from singing a from well known Dreamgirls song in ‘The Best Of West End’, Attentions have now turned to the ethnic representation of the show. Join Vanessa Fisher as she further probes the decision to leave BAME actors unrepresented.
Stepping Up Salone is a charitable organisation dedicated to creating more health and arts related opportunities to the Country of Sierra Leone. It’s co-founders are Shamsu Pappenthein (Feel the motion sessions) and Vanessa Fisher (Spirit Arts School). After the devastating mudslide in August 2017, Shamsu and Vanessa raised funds and collected clothing to take […]