Must See Black British Theatre This Autumn/Winter

We may not always see them on huge billboards in central London but Black Brits have been creating amazing content in the theatre space. Recently, iconic plays like Misty, Barber Shop Chronicles and Nine Nights have come and gone but there’s always a new wave of plays to discover. Autumn and Winter is the perfect time to get cosy in a dark theatre and immerse yourself in black stories. Here is a list of must-see plays from Black British theatre-makers this season. 

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National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

This September, we’re recognising #NationalSickleCellAwarenessMonth, remembering that “there is a huge lack of knowledge and it is up to us as a people to demand more education on the disease.”

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How ‘This is Black’ Festival Double Bill 2 explores the experience of Black British Women

This is Black is a festival celebrating the work of four emerging Black playwrights. It is running throughout August at the Bunker Theatre in London Bridge, an intimate venue that champions upcoming and “ambitious” artists. The four plays will run in paired double bills, with an exhibition on display every Sunday. Click here to read…

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How ‘This Is Black’ Festival confronts parental conflict in our community

This is Black was formed to create a “fringe-like experience” for Black artists. 

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Let’s Talk About Cervical Cancer

We live in an age where wellness and optimal health are constantly on the agenda, but unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case when it comes to cervical screening attendance. Cervical cancer screenings for women between the ages of 25 and 64 are at a 20-year low according to Public Health England. So much…

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Technical Difficulties: Design & Representation in the Tech Industry

How much of your average day relies on tech? Probably a lot of it. Banking, navigation, meditation, social media hot takes and everything else in between is likely delivered to you on a pay-monthly, portable supercomputer. It’s how you’re able to read this, after all! Infinite digital services and apps come packaged with the promise…

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PhD’ing whilst black

Let’s start with the fact that I went to a predominantly black secondary school. When I got to college there were less black people, when I was at university there were even less black people and by the time I started my PhD… well… our rarity indirectly catapulted me into the involuntary position of ‘spokesperson…

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The godfather of multiculturalism: Stuart Hall

You may be in favour of Black History Month. You may hate the idea. You may believe that Black History should be a year-round affair and that giving it just one month is an insult to Black Culture. Truthfully, I understand both arguments. It’s why Brits + Pieces have a dedicated space for Black History…

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