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Black Creatives: In Conversation Series

Sharing and celebrating Black creatives in the North West.

Throughout October, we’ll be releasing 3 free exclusive online video interviews with Black creatives exploring what it’s like to be a Black creative working in the arts and cultural sector today. These 10-minute open conversations will help emerging creatives gain an insight into the careers and backgrounds of Black creatives/artists within the industry.

The focus of the Black History Month 2021 series will be “Black women in the creative industry“.

We’ll be asking professionals to talk about their careers, highlights and aspirations, and their opinions on opportunities for Black women within the field. Join us in celebrating their work, achievements and hearing their advice to young Black creatives.

All interviews will be available on Homescreen, our digital platform, as well as across our social channels.

Venessa Scott, Public Artist

Interview released week commencing 11 Oct

Venessa is a prolific public artist and specialist in creative education. Recognised widely for her contribution to the arts and cultural sector in the North, she delivers creative projects, workshops, interventions and commissions for cultural and community organisations.

To watch the interview, click here.

To watch the interview with an audio description, click here.

DJ Paulette, English DJ, radio host and champion of great music

Interview released week commencing 25 Oct

Always championing great music. For three decades, across three countries, DJ Paulette has held residencies at the most prestigious clubs in the world, including the Hacienda, The Zap Club, The Ministry of Sound and supporting the cream of the crop from Janelle Monae to Gilles Peterson.

To watch the interview, click here.

To watch the interview with an audio description, click here.

 

Karen Gabay, radio presenter, podcast and TV producer and award-winning film-maker

Interview released week commencing 8 Nov

Kaen Gabay is a radio presenter, podcast producer, TV producer and award-winning filmmaker specialising in music and social histories. She’s an advocate for profiling women in music, radio, television, and education for children as well as developing emerging artists in music and art.

To watch the interview: click here

To watch the interview with an audio description, click here.