Take Your Seat – Global Majority Networking Events

In partnership with Unity Theatre, Take Your Seat brings together creatives from the global majority* from across Manchester and Liverpool to talk, plan together, network, troubleshoot ideas with peers, and provide ongoing support during these difficult times.

Whatever art form you’re working in, whether you’re starting out or an old hand, this space is for you.  See performances, attend networking events and meet possible future friends and collaborators.

The sessions are led by afshan d’souza-lodhi in Manchester and Tayo Aluko in Liverpool.

Tayo Aluko is a playwright, actor, singer and producer based in Liverpool and afshan d’souza-lodhi is a scriptwriter and poet living in Manchester.

Upcoming events in Manchester;

Join us on 9 Dec at 12pm for a Global Majority Artist Networking Event.

Spend the afternoon getting to know other artists in the region with our artist ‘Speed Date’ and from 2pm there will be a chance to perform something or just have a chat about your work on the open mic! There will be drinks and nibbles available.

Order of the day;

12pm – Arrive and grab a drink
12.30pm – Artist Speed Date
1.30pm – Continue the convo!
2pm – Open mic performances
4pm – Finish

Want to come along ? 

If you you would like to come along to this event please email afshan on takeyourseatuk@gmail.com 


*What do we mean by Global Majority?

“Global majority” is a collective term for ethnic groups which constitute approximately 85 percent of the global population. It is used as an alternative to terms which are seen as racialized like “ethnic minority” and “person of color” (POC), or more regional terms like “visible minority” in Canada and “Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic” (BAME) in the United Kingdom.

Examples are people from the African and Caribbean diasporas, people who are South Asian, East Asian, Southeast Asian, North African and Middle Eastern or ethnically-mixed heritages.

Event Space

Want to come along ? 

If you you would like to come along to this event please email afshan on takeyourseat@gmail.com