Join Black History Month conversation ‘14% Creative’

17 October 2019

Written by: WeAreWaterloo

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Join young black creatives in Waterloo’s Business Improvement District to discuss the issues around only 14% of people working full-time in creative industries coming from BAME communities.


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 Join Black History Month conversation ‘14% Creative’

As Black History Month closes, Lambeth’s first Business Improvement District (BID) WeAreWaterloo will bring together a panel of young black creatives to discuss the challenges they’ve overcome to break into the industry and issues that still need to be addressed.

Inspiring talent

Arts Council England’s latest report on diversity revealed only 14% of full-time staff in the creative industries come from BAME communities. Whilst this event will highlight obstacles overcome, it will also celebrate the progress that has been made and shine a spotlight on individual successes. Running alongside a one-off exhibition, this discussion (taking into account the perspectives of black creatives of the past, present and future) aims to inspire London’s next generation of creative talent.


‘14% Creative’ will be preceded by the opportunity to view a one-off exhibition, with talent from different sectors of the creative industry – who are also the discussion panellists.

  • fashion and multi-media by UNAJI
  • photography by Rommario Mcleary-Campbell
  • illustration and mixed media from Alicia-Pearl Cato
  • actor Mary Nyambura, will present photographs from award-winning film, ‘Nine Nights’.
  • freelance film writer from South East London Rōgan Graham is engaged with how films from underrepresented groups are marketed to wider audiences.
  • Ashleigh Simone, a London based DJ whose sets focus on early 90’s R&B, current Hip Hop, and sing your heart out throwbacks.
  • The panel moderator is Mysdiggi (pictured), London-bred rapper, host, writer, entertainer and voice-over artist.

For more information

‘14% Creative’ takes place Wednesday 30 October from 18.45 to 22.00pm. Tickets (available via Eventbrite) cost £6.50 plus VAT and include a networking/ drinks reception.

For more about Black History Month in Lambeth