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 and 18th 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.
This festival is supported by fantastic partners including - ASOS, The Dots, Purpose, Raise the Roof Kenya, This is our Period, Black Girls Rule.LDN and The Africa Centre.
Street food provided by Lime Hut with vegetarian and nonvegetarian Caribbean dishes and light drinks
Cocktails and Mocktails provided by Olori’s Treats
Fresh Fruits and juices all the way from African countries, provided byUncle Raph’s
Candy bar provided by Africlick a new dating/networking app for professionals & creatives of African & Caribbean heritage.
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.
7.00pm - 7:10pm - Intro to the festival, what we are raising money for by Bayo Adelaja, founder of Do it Now Now
7.10pm - 8:00pm - Yana Binaev, the festival's Creative Director, introduces artists
LM and Gab’iel
8.00pm - 10:30pm - Afrobeat Karaoke Afterparty
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 - Whiteness in Wellness (a bid for inclusivity), panel discussion led by Samantha Moyo, founder of Morning Gloryville
11.30am - 12:30pm - An honest conversation about being a working mother, led by Nafisa Bakkar, CEO and Co-founder of Amaliah
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Period Poverty in the UK LIVE podcast with The Vulnerable Podcast interviewing Saschan Fearon Joseph, the founder of The Womb Room.
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 with Raise the Roof Kenya - learn about the work the charity we’re supporting is doing in Kenya.
4:30pm - 5:00pm - Break, go to the pop-up, go get some food, fruits and/or drinks
5:00pm - 5.30pm - Thought Leaders Spotlight - Dami Khadijah, 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
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, learn self-promoting skills with 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, founder of UpEffect
1:30pm - 2:00pm - Turbans and Headwraps in the Afro-Atlantic diaspora by Turbante.se
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 Letitiah Obiri of Foundervine
3:00pm - 3:30pm - WoW Beauty's Denise Rabor on Total Wellbeing: a 360 degree perspective on beauty of the mind, body and spirit
3:30pm - 4:30pm - Unleash your inner child, hoola-hooping with Playtone
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.
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.
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.
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.