Community organisation, Black Connection, is the UK’s first social network aimed at Black, Queer men aged 50+. Initially set up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, their aim is to build a community that helps to reduce isolation, increase social capital and focus on the mental health and wellbeing of its members.
Founder of Black Connection, Dennis Carney spoke about how the network has been “a real lifesaver” and he is passionate about the community being an accessible, safe space for all.
Over the last year, they have organised and delivered a diverse range of social events that promote positivity, community, visibility & connection for group members. They joined the Talent Works programme seeking the creation of a templated website, social media assets and a promotional video to bring more attention to the events and activities being held and the support available.
Partnered with Autumn Byam from BA (Hons) Film Practice, Ryan Chowdhury a BA (Hons) UX Design student and Dendzi Ntambwe from BA (Hons) Advertising, the studio sessions were collaborative and fuelled with creativity. Dendzi describes how the goal of the project was to give Dennis “the base and the building blocks… [to take the brand to the next level]”