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12 – 13 Apr 2024

Creatives of Colour Festival

Civic House

Creatives of Colour Festival

12-13 April 2024
Civic House, 26 Civic Street, Glasgow G4 9RH

Join us for a free two-day event to celebrate the creative contributions of people of colour, hosted by  Civic House on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, 2024.

This festival celebrates both our collective identity as PoC and the intersectionality and diversity of our stories, cultures, and art forms. In this two-day event, we bring to Glasgow’s Civic House a range of creative practices around food, performance, music and film. 

Both days will kickstart with PoC-exclusive workshops. On Friday April 12, we’ll have Lil Green of No Bindings lead an interactive zine-making workshop on digital memory. In the evening, there will be a welcome provocation by Zandra Yeaman, Curator of Discomfort at the Hunterian, followed by a range of film screenings, including the Palestinian filmmaker Razan Madhoon’s award-winning film Go Home (2021), maud (2022) from trailblazing Scottish-Zimbabwean curator-programmer-producer Natasha Thembiso Ruwona, and Debalina Majumder’s Gay India Matrimony (2020).

We’re back on Saturday April 13 with another workshop by Thousand&One, aimed exclusively at women of colour. In the afternoon, we’ll indulge in a culinary workshop by Parveen’s Canteen, thinking about the connections between stories and food. In the evening we’ll bring onto our stage two musical performances by Marlo De Lara and Diljeet Bhachu. We’ll end the night with drinks in hand and dancing shoes on, brought to you by DJs  Effua Ibojie, Hu-Sane, and Anahita Saleh, in partnership with Subcity Radio. 

This event centers the voices, experiences, and creativity of people of colour in Glasgow, sharing amongst our larger community. Storytelling sits at the heart of these creative practices, and celebrates the resilience, joy, and talent of PoC artists.  

Our stories. Our lens. Our terms.  



Remember This Day? Teasing out digital memories through Conductive Zines – 10.30am-1.00pm, Fri Apr 12
Join Lil Green of No Bindings for a workshop using conductive ink to make an interactive zine, open to BPOC only.

Thousand&One Workshop – 11am-1.00pm, Sat April 13
Join Zahra Khosroshahi of Thousand&One for a workshop supporting women and non-binary people of colour.

Cook with Parveen’s – 1.00-2.00pm, Sat April 13
Join Parveen’s for a workshop where you’ll learn to make their delicious apple pickle and spice mix.

Zandra Yeaman
Rohit Dasgupta
Razan Madhoon
Debalina Majumder
Natasha Ruwona
Lil Green
Parveen’s Canteen
Diljeet Bhachu
Marlo De Lara
Zahra Khosroshahi
Kevin Leomo
Effua Ibojie
Anahita Saleh
Thousand & One


This event has been curated by Kevin Leomo and Zahra Khosroshahi, Collaborations & Cultural Activities Committee.


Information on Civic House can be found here.