BAME Freedom Festival 2018

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This festival is about educating, entertaining and empowering the BAME community in London to be the change we want to see in the world.
Between the 16th and18th of November, we're going to have a weekend full of amazing panels, keynotes, classes, and parties as well as a live Podcast recording, an art exhibition, food and drinks merchants, pop-ups and so much more.



#BFFest2018

Street food provided by Lime Hut with vegetarian and nonvegetarian Caribbean dishes and light drinks
Cocktails and Mocktails provided by Olori’s Drinks
Fresh Fruits and juices all the way from African countries, provided by Uncle Raph’s


Friday - 16th of November - 6.30pm to 11.00pm

This day is about celebrating our diversity. Come chill with us on a Friday night, meet new people and experience the vibe.
6.30pm - Doors open
7.00pm - 7:10pm - Intro to the festival, what we are raising money for by Bayo Adelaja
7.10pm - 8:00pm - Yana Binaev introduces artists
Artists:
  1. LM and Gab’iel
  2. Valentina
  3. Record Heads
8.00pm - 10:30pm - Afrobeat Karaoke party
11.00pm - Doors close



Saturday - 17th of November - 10.00am to 9.00pm

This day is all about empowering you to be the best version of yourself possible. We've got panels, keynote speakers, TED-style talks a whole lot of food, drinks, fashion and beauty.
10.00am - Doors open (networking, drinks, food, pop-up available)
10.30am - 11.30am - Panel discussion led by Samantha Moyo, founder of Morning Gloryville
11.30am - 12:00pm - Break, go to the pop-up, go get some food, fruits and/or drinks
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Panel discussion/LIVE podcast - The Vulnerable Project will be interviewing Saschan Fearon Joseph as the founder of The Womb Room.
1:00pm - 1:30pm - Break, go to the pop-up, go get some food, fruits and/or drinks
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Panel discussion led by Urenna Okonkwo, founder of Cashmere
2:30pm - 3.00pm - Break, go to the pop-up, go get some food, fruits and/or drinks
3:00pm - 4:30pm - Charity spotlight - learn about the work the charity we’re supporting is doing in Kenya. (Raise the Roof Kenya)
4:30pm - 4:45pm - Break, go to the pop-up, go get some food, fruits and/or drinks
4:45pm - 5:00pm - Brand spotlight - learn about the work an incredible brand is doing to support the period poverty causes. (ASOS)
5:00pm - 5.30pm - Thought Leaders Spotlight - learn about a regular person that decided to create a community to do good for women and girls in African countries. (Dami Khadija, Benedicte Kalombo from Pin Africa, Nancy Adimora from AFREADA)
5.30pm - 6:00pm - Tola Okogwu, acclaimed author, hair coach and blogger
6:00pm - 6:30pm - Melanie Eusebe, founder and Chair of the Black British Business Awards
6:30pm - 7:00pm - Performance by artist Amahla Music
7:30pm - 9:00pm - Afterparty set by DJ Henrie
9:00pm - Doors close



Sunday - 18th of November - 10am - 9.30pm

This day is full of workshops that will educate and edify each of you. We've got workshops, classes, pop-ups and exhibitions, plus street food cocktails and mocktails.
9:30am - Doors open (networking, drinks, food, pop-up available)
10:00am - 11:30am - I am remarkable workshop (Google) - Eunice Baguma Ball
11:30am - 12:00pm - Break, go to the pop-up, go get some food, fruits and/or drinks
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Twerk and Female Empowerment class with Bam Bam Boogie
1:00pm - 1:30pm - Creating Social Impact with Sheeza Shah from Up Effect
1:30pm - 2:00pm - Break, go to the pop-up, go get some food, fruits and/or drinks
2:00pm - 2:30pm - Simi Awokoya from Microsoft and WITTY Careers on Diversity in the future of tech
2:30pm - 3.00pm - Side Hustle to Main Hustle with Foundervine
3:00pm - 3:30pm - WoW Beauty Denise Rabor on WOC in the beauty industry
3:30pm - 4:00pm - Emma Nathan Diya Yoga - Meditation and Breathing (bring your yoga mat)
4:00pm - 4:30pm - Break, go to the pop-up, go get some food, fruits and/or drinks
4:30pm - 5:30pm - Panel discussion with the all female team behind VAMP, a social marketing agency
5:30pm - 6:00pm - Astrology 101: Exploring our personal cosmic map together - with Sade Buari
6:00pm - 6:30pm - Break, go to the pop-up, go get some food, fruits and/or drinks
6:30pm - 7:00pm - Performance by artist Natalie C
7:00pm - 9:00pm - Afterparty set by DJ Shaxx
9:30pm - doors close, FESTIVAL CLOSES.



FAQs

WHY IS THERE A TICKET PRICE?
BAME Freedom Festival is in support of Period Poverty Week. We are raising money for girls in Kenya who are not able to afford sanitary products during their periods and therefore miss multiple days of school. We want to make life easier for them so they have the freedom to live their best lives. We're celebrating our freedom and giving girls in Kenya the opportunity to do the same.
WHICH CHARITY IS THE MONEY GOING TO?
The money you give us via your ticket is going to this fundraising campaign by Raise the Roof Kenya
IS IT ONLY FOR BAME PEOPLE?
Anyone is welcome to join us during the festival.
WHO ARE THE ORGANISERS?
This festival is organised by Do it Now Now with Creative Direction from Yana Binaev.
HOW DO I CONNECT WITH EVERYONE COMING?
Join us on Meetup - BAME Freedom Festival.
OTHER KEY NOTES
PLEASE NOTE: THOUGH THIS IS OUR INTENDED SPEAKER LINEUP AND THOSE ON THIS PAGE HAVE CONFIRMED THEIR INTENTION TO SPEAK/PERFORM AT THE FESTIVAL, THINGS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS LIFE HAPPENS AND EMERGENCIES ARISE.
The festival will be recorded and photographed throughout. By gtting a ticket to the festival you consent to being videos and phtographed during the course of the festival and for your images to be used on our social media and Marketing campaigns in the future. If you would not like to b included in any photograph, contact the team and we will do our best to accomodate you.

Team Credits

Yana Binaev

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  • Creative Director | Photographer | Poet
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Swakara Atwell-Bennett

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  • Founder of BetterShared
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Bayo Adelaja

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Companies

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  • ASOS

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    Raise the Roof Kenya

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      The Africa Centre

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