Black Sheroes Month Preview & The Colour of Madness Book Launch

Where

47/49 Tanner Street SE1 3PL

When

5th October 2018

Category
Past Projects

DESCRIPTION

Lon-art/Sheroes and The Colour of Madness have partnered to put together the most powerful evening:

GROUND FLOOR – The Colour of Madness book launch party

We are delighted to announce the launch of The Colour of Madness, a seminal anthology exploring Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) mental health in the UK. Join us on the 5th October for an evening of talks, book signings, and food, followed by a banging DJ set to celebrate this collection of BAME voices!

About the anthology

Inspired by a kaleidoscopic range of human experiences, The Colour of Madness is an anthology of art, poetry, short fiction, memoirs, and essays seeking to disrupt the whitewashed narrative of mental health in the United Kingdom.

Through a journey along the visible colour spectrum, Dr Samara Linton and Rianna Walcott centre the experiences of over fifty people from BAME backgrounds, expanding our understanding of mental health to one which encompasses the full rainbow.

Half of the net proceeds will be donated to Kindred Minds, a user-led project for survivors of mental distress from BAME communities.

Foreword by Guilaine Kinouani.

FIRST FLOOR – Black Sheroes Month Preview

We will open our 3-day exhibition with which we want to continue our sheroic mission of reflecting upon the comparative lack of female role models in society, now with a focus on the black community.

Black Sheroes Month is a collaborative project bringing together UK and international artists, organisations, charities and the general public. Through BSM, Lon-art aims to open a dialogue between art and the public, encouraging attendees to reflect upon the lack of black female role models in society and make creative learning accessible for all.

The main objective of the first Black History Month in 1987 was to celebrate the contributions of black people in Great Britain, to form a positive image of black citizens in order to fight back negative stereotypes and racism. However, it unfortunately quickly developed into a mere celebration of African and Caribbean cultural facts.


With Black Sheroes Month we would like to reclaim the original meaning of BHM to not only celebrate, but also remember and recognise the struggles of Black British people, giving all those black sheroes out there the visibility they deserve.

With your Early Bird Ticket, you will be entitled to:

– £2.50 off on your purchase of The Colour of Madness anthology.

– An automatic entry for the raffle of one of the artworks exhibited at Black Sheroes Month.


NOTE ON CONCESSIONS: We want everyone to join us, so if you cannot afford the ticket, please send us an email to info@lon-art.org.

EXHIBITION PROGRAMME

Friday October 5th

Preview Night + The Colour of Madness Book Launch. 5.30 to 10pm

Black Sheroes Month Preview Night – a social exhibition highlighting hidden herstories.

The Colour of Madness Book Launch – an anthology exploring BAME mental health in the UK.

5.30pm – Doors opening

6 to 7.30pm – Book signings on Ground Floor

6.30 to 7.30pm – Black Blossoms Art Installation on First Floor

7.30 to 8.30pm – Talks on Ground Floor:

Shuranjeet Singh on how the Punjabi community approach mental health.

Guilaine Kinouani’s reading from her foreword written for The Colour of Madness.

8.30 to 10pm – DJ Femo‘s Rave Party in the Garage!

Saturday October 6th

Exhibition opens from 11am to 10pm

Spoken Word Performances with Dylema, Chloe Filani and Cherrelle Salmon. 7.30 to 9pm

Sunday October 7th

Exhibition opens from 11am to 5pm

+ ‘Somatic Movement for Womxn’s Empowerment’ Workshop by Camille Barton. 1.30 to 3pm

A movement and meditation workshop to physically process the feelings we experience as a womxn.