Bringing together a community of 100 Black voices ranging from artists to athletes, musicians to medics, Still Breathing: 100 Black Voices on Racism, is a timely publication on the Black British experience, co-edited by actors Suzette Llewellyn and Suzanne Packer.
Join us for a special conversation in the Conduit Reading Room alongside co-author Suzette Llewellyn and two of the book’s contributors, Bonnie Greer and Albie Amankona, to explore the book and where Britain, and the world, needs to go in order to become a model of racial equity.
Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the day.
Suzette Llewellyn is an actor and co-author of Still Breathing: 100 Black Voices on Racism, which she co-edited with Suzanne Packer. She trained at LAMDA and made her debut as Viola in Twelfth Night. She is currently in rehearsals with a new play for the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. As a co-founder of the Black British women’s theatre group, The BiBi Crew, she writes and performs material that combines comedy, drama, music and dance. Her interest in access issues led her to study British Sign Language and she occasionally works as a sign language communicator. Suzette is a proud ambassador for the Independent Film Trust whose aims include supporting emerging artists to become industry leaders and creative cultural pioneers
Bonnie GreerOBE, is an American-British playwright, novelist, and critic. In 2010 Bonnie was named by the Observer as one of the 300 Public Intellectuals in the UK – the only female playwright – and was also awarded an OBE. A celebrated broadcaster and critic, she has also served on the boards of several leading arts organisations. She hails from the South Side of Chicago and from London since 1986. She has been Deputy Chair of the British Museum, and has served on the boards of RADA, London Film School and Theatre Royal, Stratford East. Bonnie is currently Chancellor of Kingston University. Her acclaimed eight-part Audible series In Search of Black History was released in 2020.
Albie Amankona is a Political Commentator, Financial Analyst & Co-Founder of Conservatives Against Racism. Albie was born in London and graduated from the London School of Economics in 2017. He subsequently worked at fashion-tech start-up Thread before beginning his role at Third Bridge Group, where he works as a financial analyst specialising in Technology, Media & Telecoms investment research and is Deputy Head of Diversity & Inclusion. In 2020, Albie co-founded the UK’s first centre-right anti-racist organisation, Conservatives Against Racism For Equality (CARFE) with Siobhan Aarons. Albie is a political commentator for the BBC, GB News, LBC, TalkRADIO, ITV & Sky. His work has received coverage in media outlets such as CNN, HuffPost, The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Mirror & The Sun to name a few.
Patricia Hamzahee as an investor, donor and mentor. She advises companies on responsible investment strategies and helps social enterprises attract private capital. Patricia also advocates for access to funding for diverse founders and for Black-led non-profits. She sits or has sat on the board of organisations working to solve underrepresentation of women and people of colour such as Women in Social Finance and Black Cultural Archives.
Join Afghan politician, journalist and a prominent Muslim feminist Shukria Barakzai as she reflects on the future of Afghanistan, 5 months since she fled the nation following the dramatic takeover by the Taliban.
We all want our 2022s to be better than our 2021s. And we can make sure we can, if we think hard about what "Success" means for us both professionally and personally.
The pandemic has made us think deeply about what really matters to us. Just copying other people's versions of Success no longer feels enough, but it's often what we end up doing because of the "Comparison Culture" that surrounds us. And also because we aren't clear enough about our own goals.
In this engaging, interactive workshop, bestselling author and leading motivation expert Sharath Jeevan will help us rethink what a successful 2022 could look like, helping us be clearer in defining and achieving our success goals - and being happier, more fulfilled and more successful in the process. Sharath's previous workshop at the Conduit drew rave reviews.
The need for the world to shift from a linear, take-make-waste economy to a circular economy is becoming more compelling every day, and nowhere is this transition more urgent than in the fashion industry. But how will the fashion industry, and fast fashion in particular, make this transition?”
Join us for our inaugural Winemakers Dinner! An intimate evening exploring the wines from Austrian winemaker, Nittnaus. Paired with a bespoke three-course menu and hosted by Friarwood Wines, this a chance for members to come together in an informal setting, to discover, taste and enjoy.
More than 200 million girls and women across the globe have undergone FGM, that’s over 1 in 20 girls and women in the world. Yet this is an issue that is entirely solvable. So what can we do? Join our expert panel, alongside FGM activists tuning in from across Africa, to discuss how we can harness the power of media to bring an end to FGM by 2030.
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Join us for an evening of discovery, as our friends at Small Beer introduce you to their range of five classic beer styles, all below 2.8%. Each beer will be expertly paired with a bespoke selection of Neal’s Yard Cheeses.
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