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RCA Students' Union Presents: Just Because We’re Magic Doesn’t Mean We’re Not Real

22 October 2019 | 6pm – 8pm

Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre


As part of the Royal College of Arts’ Black History Month celebrations, we explore the significant contributions black creatives have made to British Culture. Chaired by Jerome., this talk will invite our panelists to communicate their past aspirations and challenges up to the present day, as well as their hopes for the future, both for f themselves and other creatives like them. The title is taken from a speech by Jesse Williams at the 2016 BET Awards, where he beautifully describes his experience of being an African American man, touching on elements of the struggle faced by black people globally.

Jerome. is a fine artist and recent graduate from the RCA's MA Painting programme. He uses several mediums to express the concept play, through which he addresses conversations on painting, otherness and power. He is the chair of the artists council for a-n (the UK’s largest artist network) and has recently put on talks and exhibitions as he looks to expand on his writing ‘First Wave of the Mandem’, in which he advocates black culture's influence on the production of a living language among the lower inner-city classes.