We’ll be at the Inspace Gallery, Edinburgh with Brenda Vengesa, Thulani Rachia and Lisa Williams as they share their work and talk about their practice.
This event is open to everyone to attend, and tickets are free. You can book here through the Edinburgh Futures Institute’s Eventbrite.
Please note this is an in-person event only. (However, the majority of our other programming is hybrid or online –find out more about our other events here.)
- We require everyone to take a lateral flow test within 24 hours of the event starting. (We can reimburse the cost of your test. Please see the Access section below.)
- We may ask everyone to wear masks if requested by a participant
Before participating in this event, please note the following:
- Tickets are free.
- BSL translators on request
- Travel bursaries within Scotland
- Childcare/carer bursaries (typically up to £60 per day)
- Covid lateral flow test cost reimbursed (up to £9)
Please state your access requirements on the booking form.
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Poet, Writer and Diversity and Inclusion Advocate
Brenda has worked in the Accounting and Finance sector for over 10 years. She is currently working full time whilst working on her first novel and poetry collection.
Brenda has also worked on onstage where she has performed in amateur musical theatre with the MAMA (Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association). She used the lockdown period from the pandemic to reignite her passion for the arts and sharpen her skills.
Thulani Rachia is an artist and educator based in Glasgow. His work is informed by architecture, design, performing and visual arts and his upbringing in Johannesburg, South Africa. Working through the legacies of the Apartheid regime and Dutch and British colonial rule, his work investigates how the built environment carries this history and shapes contemporary social relationships. Siwaguba kanjani amaphupho ethu agqitjwe kulezindonga?: how do we excavate the dreams laid to rest in these walls? acts as a focal point to explore ideas around colonial legacies, reparations and healing within the built environment. Thulani is currently a resident on the Talbot Rice Residency Programme 2022/23.
Lisa Williams is an author, poet and the founder of the Edinburgh Caribbean Association. She curates education programmes, arts events and walking tours to promote the shared heritage between Scotland and the Caribbean and the possibilities of decolonising and anti-racist practice. She is an Honorary Fellow in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, a PhD candidate at the University of St Andrews and works as a consultant to heritage organisations across Scotland.
Founder Edinburgh Caribbean Association www.caribscot.org
Black History Walks Edinburgh FB @blackhistoryedinburgh