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Take Your Seat with HOME and UNITY

Take Your Seat with HOME and UNITY

Take Your Seat brings together creatives of colour from across Manchester and Liverpool to talk, plan together, network, trouble shoot ideas with peers, and provide ongoing support during these difficult times.

These socials are a way to meet other artists of colour in an informal setting to talk about your work and to see brilliant theatre. There will also be an opportunity to attend talks and masterclasses during these sessions.

Whatever art form you’re working in, whether you’re starting out or an old hand, this space is for you.

Join us and help shape the future. Take your seat at the table, in the theatre or with the development teams at both HOME and UNITY to further conversations and your careers in the arts. 

The socials and workshops will be led by former Eclipse Theatre’s Slate Enablers afshan d’souza-lodhi and Saphena Aziz. 

Saphena is an Independent Theatre Producer and scriptwriter from Liverpool and former Slate Enabler for Merseyside. afshan d’souza-lodhi is a scriptwriter and poet living in Manchester, and former Slate Enabler for Greater Manchester. 

To find out more about the programme please email takeyourseatuk@gmail.com both Saphena and afshan will be able to discuss our plans and listen to your needs as we shape future opportunities.


How it started…

Slate: Black. Arts. World. was a three-year project led by Eclipse Theatre Company that supported Blac, Asian and Ethnically Diverse  artists in the North to work regionally, nationally and internationally, building sustainable models for careers in the independent sector.

HOME and UNITY were very proud to be one of the partner organisations on Eclipse’s Slate programme which supported over 2,000 Black artists, and fellow artists marginalised for their race.

Building upon the Slate legacy we want to continue to provide opportunities to support and engage with artists who are marginalised for their race living and making work in the North West.

Photo by Eye for Ebony on Unsplash


Take Your Seat is supported by The Garrick Charitable Trust and Noël Coward Foundation.