Black Joy Live: A celebration of being Black and British

Thursday 2 September 2021

Join us to celebrate the launch of BLACK JOY this September at the Rio Cinema in Dalston.


Don’t miss your chance to buy a reduced copy of BLACK JOY as part of your ticket.

Love, literature, friendship, music, carnival, travel, dance, work, nature, food – Black Joy can be found in so many places. Join us to celebrate the launch of BLACK JOY, an anthology curated and edited by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff and Timi Sotire, this September at the Rio Cinema in Dalston. They will be joined by some of the incredible contributors (soon to be announced!) to discuss themes such as community empowerment, the importance of diaspora, and what provides happiness in their lives.

There will also be a short film screening and the opportunity for you to put your own questions to the panel.

The first anthology of its kind, BLACK JOY is a candid, contemporary and fresh perspective on race, identity, and belonging for the Black British community. Join us for this evening of celebration and conversation, appreciation and music. Settle in and experience Black Joy at its finest.

Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff is an award-winning journalist, editor, features writer, columnist. She is currently a Senior Staff Editor at the New York Times and was formerly editor-in-chief of gal-dem weekend editor and writer at Dazed. She is the editor of Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children, longlisted for the 2019 Jhalak Prize.

Timi Sotire is a freelance journalist and editor, whose work is focused on music and culture. With bylines in The Guardian, gal-dem, NME and others, she’s written profiles on upcoming artists like Bree Runway and Tiana Major9, as well the industry greats Jazmine Sullivan and Dua Lipa.

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