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See My World 21

today October 17, 2021my_locationMultiple Venues & Online Stream


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‘See My World’ is a series of multicultural, multi-lingual, intergenerational inclusive events, reflecting the aspirations of Manchester’s PanAfrican community and that of the region.
This festival of PanAfrican themed events and activities in Manchester is an effort to inspire the creation of a movement to promote and encourage self-determination and self-realisation of the UK’s African and Caribbean diaspora.

The online and physical festival involves the education, promotion and celebration of PanAfrican Arts, Culture and Being. Incorporating debates, forums, seminars, exhibitions, performances with the aim to enlighten and develop the establishment of emerging and established cultural practices of the African and Caribbean diaspora of the world.

The festival launched in October 2020 as a way to commemorate the PanAfrican Congress held in Manchester in 1945.

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Physical Exhibition // 18th - 24th Oct
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‘Power Revealed ' by Mary Gabriel & THE CHUCK GALLERY

Without being there for one another, what a boring world the earth will become, interactions and motivations are the predators that humans cannot do without.

Mary Gabriel is a graduate of Social Works and Community Development from the University of Nigeria Nsukka Nigeria, her zeal to touch lives especially women and the vulnerable make her to discover her painting skills, as a virtual artist for five years now, she uses her colours and strokes to expresses her feelings in her canvass where women are largely represented showcasing their beauty, endowment, gift, charisma, caring and love for the world at large. Even God took notice from creation that women are the icing of the cake(world).

The artist wants to use this medium to pass a message to the world, "celebrate and honor the ladies in your life, be it mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, even your female friends, they are all

unique individuals. Mary Gabriel has a burning zeal, and sees her going places, touching lives with her colours, brushes and canvases.

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A FILM BY Keisha ‘SheBeKeke’ Thompson and Q&A
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SEE MY WORLD PRESENTS ‘I AM PHEM’

This film shows Keisha ‘SheBeKeke’ Thompson as she reflects on her album, Ephemera. I Am Phem is the visual sidekick to the album that was released in August 2020. This string of music videos, interviews and performance footage give a sneak peek of the stories behind the project. Join Keisha and SEE MY WORLD for an intimate screening of this Nessaro Productions collaboration.
@shebekeke

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Films showings and Q&A discussions focusing on Pan- African women in film
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WE ARE PARABLE - ‘WHO WE ARE’

We Are Parable is an award winning film exhibition company founded by Anthony and Teanne Andrews who provide audiences around the UK with opportunities to respond to and experience Black cinema in culturally relevant, memorable and innovative ways. They do this by screening upcoming, cult and classic films that celebrate Black culture on screen, whilst creating truly unforgettable experiences. Since forming in 2013, they have worked with prominent filmmakers including Spike Lee, Ryan Coogler, Amma Asante and Idris Elba. We are Parable have also partnered with the likes of British Film Institute, Film London, Picturehouse Cinemas, Entertainment One, Studiocanal and Republic Films.

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Facilitated by 84 YOUTH in collaboration with UOM Students
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UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA WORKSHOP

This understanding trauma workshop delivered by 84 Youth has been developed to incorporate informed trauma awareness alongside what 84Youth have termed ‘Perpetual Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD. Reflecting the environments and experiences in which those affected live and the impact of ongoing trauma inducers including systematic violence.

This workshop aims to help people understand trauma, the physical manifestations that are associated with it, and the tools that they can use to be more self-aware, develop coping strategies and support their emotional wellbeing when faced with challenging situations.

LOCATION:
University Place, ROOM 4.213

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MOVEMENT & DANCE by HAUS X

Creative director and Artist Christian will teach an African Vogue Fusion.

Come and learn a variety of sub genres of dance which all stem from Pan-African influences, styles and ways of flowing which are now part of contemporary dance and modern techniques globally.

Location:
Studio 25, 25 Church St, Manchester M4 1PE
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Limited Physical Tickets & Live Streamed
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Hip Hop ARchive symposium with Unity radio - ONLINE

A Manchester Hip Hop Archive Symposium curated & moderated by Sefton Mottley.

American Hip Hop has undoubtedly played an integral role in shaping the dynamics of UK Black music and culture, from genres such as UK Rap, Jungle, Drum & Bass, Garage, Grime, Drill, Tech House, Dance, Rave and popular music. All have taken elements of American Hip Hop culture as part of their evolution during the last 40 years. This symposium presents an opportunity to discuss and explore this subject further by delving into the minds of some of Manchester’s prominent music producers who’ve been responsible for shaping and influencing the local and national Black music industry.

Join Sefton with guest panelists Aniff Akinola, MC Shine, Yinka Charles, Oneda, Johnny J, Dr G, Mark XTC, as we Bridge the Gap

Location: MMU Student Union 21 Higher Cambridge St, Manchester M15 6AD

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Official Festival Launch // Introduction

Broadcast from the ‘SEE MY WORLD’ studio which will house talks, discussions and performances throughout the weekend.

Festival Co-director Robert Croll and Trustee Tumi Atolagbe also launch the newly established archive of PanAfrican excellence including last year's activations and performances, which will be accessible via the seemyworld.net website.

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Livestream
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Prof. Hakim Adi Keynote speech

At See My World 2020, Prof. Hakim Adi set the scene, providing context as to why the 1945 Pan-African congress took place in Manchester and why it was so significant in its cause to present a new world equality for indigenous and Pan-African people moving forward.

This year Prof. Hakim Adi will provide more food for thought, echoing a solutions focussed keynote speech inspired by the fifth Pan-African Congress.

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SIDEMAN - In conversation

As our second keynote speaker, Sideman, who has been an advocate and campaigner for equality for the last 24+ months will be covering a similar topic as Prof. Hakim Adi, but from a different perspective due to his unique experience in life and his chosen industry.

Sideman, leading by example by not turning the other cheek and actually confronting the issue and powers that be.

Location: MMU Student Union 21 Higher Cambridge St, Manchester M15 6AD

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University of Manchester - North Campus
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SEE MY WORLD x Black in Fashion present: Brand Development with Charlene Gallery

Charlene Gallery is a fashion professional with decades worth of experience in international design, product development and fashion marketing experience. She is currently a lecturer at the University of Manchester where she teaches Fashion Marketing specifically digital marketing communications and brand management to hundreds of students each year. Charlene aims to “educate the fashion student of the future to have social and environmental sustainable thinking at the core of their design ideas and to provide a progressive and coherent programme that enables students to develop the specialist skills, understanding, intellectual awareness and knowledge necessary for effective advancement onto Higher Education and/or employment within the fashion, business and creative sectors.”

Through this workshop, Charlene will be focusing on brand development. She will be reviewing each brand’s marketing strategy whilst offering advice and guidance on areas for improvement.

This workshop is a chance for fashion brands at all stages to gain professional advice and develop their marketing strategies with the aims of increasing sales.

More about Charlene Within her fashion career Charlene has had a range of experience from being a skilled fashion designer and illustrator with exceptional CAD drawing skills to conceptualising brand strategies for clients and guiding students in developing their digital marketing skills. Outside of University, Charlene still engages with fashion brands via her consultation initiatives where she advises companies on how to maximise optimisation on online touchpoints.

Location: University of Manchester - North Campus

Audience: 15 people (5 brands x 3 individuals each brand)

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RAGE WITH WORDS by Courtney Hayles - Live

Written in the immediate aftermath of the BLM protests around the world, Courtney Hayles will ‘Rage with Words’ Live for the first time.

A graphic piece with an introspective, artistic and honest visual narrative that will challenge and provoke the viewers’ idea of what institutional racism feels like.

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PAN-AFRICAN YOUTH PANEL : WHO WE BE?

An open discussion exploring provocations and Inspirations from the UK’s PanAfrican youth and community relating to their innermost aspirations and ambitions - what motivates them about the future and how they are using their minds and actions to get there.

Featuring/

Faidat Ope - Empowherr Entrepreneur and Youth facilitator
Heba Rose - Manchester March Organiser/ Young Person
Two4Kay - Music Producer and Artist, OMWF
Medulla - Poet, Artist, Musician
Kemoy Walker - KYSO, Educator and Host
Blair Henry - The Blair project, Entrepreneur

This event will be live-streamed. Please get tickets to join the online conversation and Q&A

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SEE MY WORLD: LIVE LOUNGE

Join MISHA B, Abnormal sleepz, Nahum Mclean and Isaiah Hull for one of the concerts of the year. Online performances to inspire and invigorate alongside the sensational and newly regarded Big People Music orchestra. Sit back, relax and enjoy the comfort of your abode.

Location: MMU Student Union 21 Higher Cambridge St, Manchester M15 6AD

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Yoga & Meditation

Founder of Meta Yoga, Nai Davina will be sharing her holistic approaches to achieve an overall mind, body and soul alignment. As a well being advocate for over 10 years, Nai has managed to incorporate African Tai Chi (Hudu, moving with the elements) into her fluid yoga practice.

Nai’s individual blend of yoga, African Tai Chi and Pranayama/breathwork, aids in bringing the physical body, vibratory body and mind into alignment and therefore creating a healthy ecosystem within our vessels. Based on the Smai Tawi (African) Yoga system which was specifically designed to reconnect us to our true origins, to achieve optimum health and well being, self elevation and self preservation through rhythmic breathwork, postures and mindful movements.

Join Nai in the awakening and recalibration on…

Location: MMU Student Union 21 Higher Cambridge St, Manchester M15 6AD


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Da Succulent Show by Susakasula

‘Self and collective improvement of health and well being via simple recipes and small alterations to daily routines to combat everyday struggles and strains imposed on us by societal standards’ is the Da Succulent Show’s mantra.

Su, host and founder of the ‘Da Succulent Show’ achieves this by sharing her knowledge of herbs and their usage in creating digestible infusions, smoothies and poultices.

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Physical Workshop
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Black History Activity Books: Childrens’ Hour

One for the kids on a Saturday morning. An interactive Panafrican history lesson filled with stimulating puzzles, games and activities designed to educate children on role models, figures and historic events that have shaped global human heritage.

Andrew Lindo, Creator and Publisher of Black History Activity books will provide a one-off special workshop for kids to learn about the past to help inform their present.

Breakfast and refreshments provided

Location: MMU Student Union 21 Higher Cambridge St, Manchester M15 6AD

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SEE MY WORLD x BLACK IN FASHION present Film Photography Essentials with Daniel Oyegade

Daniel Oyegade, a 24 year old photographer and creative director based in Manchester, will be introducing you to the world of film photography. This workshop aims to demystify processes and procedures by covering the different film types, the basics of shooting with film, developing and scanning (digitising) film whilst focussing on building a strong foundation so that photographers can maintain a higher percentage of creative control.

Holding a masters in photography including an abundance of industry experience, makes Daniel a young but driven creative who is happy to share knowledge gained and bless peers with the opportunity of growth.

Daniel’s ongoing collaborative project ‘A Cruel Angel’s Thesis’ attempted to blur the line between reality and surrealism by exploring a hypothetical relationship between an otherworldly angel-like being and a typical ‘Manchester lad’ shows that there are no boundaries to creativity.

Location: Whitworth Lock 74 Princess st. Manchester M1 6JD
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The Pan-African Women's Panel

The Pan-African Woman is one of the Pinnacles of existence. Does society see this? Through this panel we hope to answer key questions that set the tone throughout the See My World Festival. Questions such as: How do we explore our destiny? What are we doing to overcome austerity? Why does society hyper sexualise our bodies? How do we solidify a strong sense of togetherness to continue forming a more inclusive and equal system for ourselves, our families and our children?

Strong, powerful, educated and experienced leaders such as Joanna Jarjue, Dr. Erinma Bell, Dr. Marilyn Comrie, Melody Umsu Gensec, Letitia, Lola Sheniyi and Cheryl Martin, our panelists, have demonstrated that steering rather than riding in the vehicle of change is the best way to navigate towards a common goal.

This panel is an open discussion exploring provocations and inspirations from the UK’s Pan-African intergenerational women, relating to race, identity and leadership in a solution focussed approach to our self-determined human experience.

Hosted by Tumi Atolagbe and Robert Croll

Location: MMU Student Union 21 Higher Cambridge St, Manchester M15 6AD
Attendance: Live stream and Physical

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SEE MY WORLD FESTIVAL 2021 LIVE

SEE MY WORLD presents Singer Songwriters, Rappers and Dj’s who will be taking the stage to deliver an Infusion of Afrobeats Rhythms, Amapiano Tempos, RnB Vocals, Trap Kicks, Rap Energies and many other musical components that encapsulate a modern day Pan-African celebration of excellence.

This night's aim is to let loose and will encourage a non verbal art form of communication, Dance! The mantra here is to let the body do the talking and to let the mind capture a uniquely curated experience to Manchester's live music scene. Be impulsive, be bold, be brave and be free!!



LIVE PERFORMANCES & DJ'S:
WSTRN / JULS / Dreya Mac / STAR.ONE / July 7 / G2 SIM / EBII / DJ DARKA & DJ SILVA

HOSTED BY:
KEMOY B & TILLY TILLZ

Location:
MMU Student Union 21 Higher Cambridge St, Manchester M15 6AD

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Pan- African Intentions

Big People Community CIC revisit key questions that have come out of the many different discussions and conversations throughout the week, with the intention to create clear solutions and strategies for a co-active and self-determined past, present and future.

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Nai Davina Importance of Doulas & Meditation

Nai Davina highlights the issues around African and Caribbean women and families in maternity being 5 times more likely to die or suffer trauma in childbirth than their white counterparts. Why do these Systematic disparities exist and how can douals support better outcomes?

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Prof Geoff Thompson Archive

Now Vice Chair for the Commonwealth Games 2022, Birmingham, England, we deep dive into the inextricable relationship between the 2002 Manchester games, its legacy, the development of the Millennium Powerhouse and the pilgrimage back to where it all began.

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SEE MY WORLD Archive Presents Prof Hakim Adi Archive

Prof. Hakim Adi provides context behind his life journey, and how this influenced him to support the writing of the book chronicling the 1945 Pan-African congress and further publications in an esteemed career.

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SEE MY WORLD Archive Presents Shirley ‘Young Identity’ Archive

Shirley May is a spoken word powerhouse in the North-West, and has performed nationally and internationally, appearing at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York and the Calabash writing festival in Jamaica.

She is the director of Young Identity writing collective, which primarily works with 13-25 years old. Young Identity works in partnership with, HOME, MIF, Literature festival and sick festival many organisations in the city of Manchester. Shirley believes her role is to make both performance and page poetry accessible to young people in Manchester.
She has worked for 18 years to promote a culture around performance poetry to make it "cool" and happening by mentoring and supporting new writers in schools and community groups. Shirley and her team of young writers and mentors believe that the voice of young people in writing is as valid as adult writers. She seeks to free "de inna voice."

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House of Habesha Archive

Sam and Samson welcome you to the Eritrean home of food, House of Habesha, to experience their authentic home-styled dishes hailing from East Africa! Explore East Africa right here at the heart of Manchester!

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SEE MY WORLD Archive Presents Ms Jacksons drinks

Miss Jackson’s Drinks Company Ltd. has been founded by two sisters from South Manchester. Inspired by their Caribbean heritage, theokoy take the bright flavours of Jamaica and shake them down with premium spirits. They’re passionate about sustainability so they source organic fruit and fair trade sugar for their cocktails. Watch them talk about how it all started and their inspiration behind their brand.

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SEE MY WORLD Archive Presents Pie Radio

Find out how Solomon, Sparkz, Tilli Tills and the team have made Pie Radio Manchester’s Number 1 youth led radio station. They focus on broadcasting the lives and times of this Greater Manchester generation and use their platform to broadcast the unique sound from Africa.

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SEE MY WORLD Archive Presents Clint’s Inspire to Change Initiative

Follow Gloria Rose’s race to win her opportunity to design her own trainers with Manchester’s very own Clint’s ‘Inspire To Change’ initiative. Gloria is using her passion, skills and voice to inspire other aspiring female footwear designers in Britain and across the world.

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‘I AM PHEM’ A FILM BY Keisha ‘SheBeKeke’ Thompson

This film shows Keisha "SheBeKeke" Thompson as she reflects on her album, Ephemera. I Am Phem is the visual sidekick to the album that was released in August 2020. This string of music videos, interviews and performance footage give a sneak peek of the stories behind the project. Join Keisha and SEE MY WORLD for an intimate screening of this Nessaro Productions collaboration.

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‘Closer To My Dreams.’ Dance by Chad Taylor

Closer To My Dreams is an emotional journey of two brothers who tell and share stories from their inner circle as they forge their way toward independent maturity. Through a performance of sheer physical poetry the piece grapples with the pressures on young black British men to perform certain roles in their relationships with their fathers, mothers, friends and brothers. In a playful, heartfelt and unique take on family and friendship it explores universal questions of how we respond to the trials and tribulations that life throws at us, what path to take, when to hustle and When to let go?

With its message about the importance of being true to our dreams and ourselves Closer To My Dreams is a thrilling mix of dance, spoken word and music, which traces the gestures and relationships, connections and disconnections of three friends expressed through Chad Taylor’s distinctive hip hop choreography.

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Glen Hudson commission

See My World exclusive collaboration with one of the UK’s legendary dance pioneers in the modern era. The founder of dance group phenomenon and previous world champions , the ‘Definitives’, Glen Chronicles tales of afro-futuristic time warp… who know what to expect.

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SEE MY WORLD Archive Presents SIM

Manchester R’n’B sensation Simone ‘SIM’ Jones takes us through her values, inspirations and motivations behind her journey in the music industry.

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SEE MY WORLD Archive Presents KYSO

Kemoy Walker, the CEO of KYSO- an innovative music and performing art agency based in Manchester. Kemoy tells the story of his journey from Jamaica to Moss side and how he founded his agency, KYSO. His agency has changed the lives of local young people and Kemoy’s extensive network has allowed the young people to discuss the industry with celebrity influences like; Santan Dave, Aitch and Tion Wayne. KYSO’s aspiration is to create equality and balance for the next generation.

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SEE MY WORLD Archive Presents THE AFRICAN POT Project

The African Pot was founded by Angeli, Otis and others to pay tribute to the Sankofa principals to tell a story of social mobilisation, repatriation and financial independence towards the empowerment and liberation of the African diaspora.

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SEE MY WORLD Archive Presents 84 Youth

These three directors of 84 Youth (Akemia, Shiloh and DJ Silva) discuss their vision to Illumin8youth, Liber8youth and Celebr8youth. This archive focuses on how 84 Youth inspire young people to steadily walk towards their dreams and aspirations, through the struggle of youth violence, post traumatic stress disorder, using the creative arts as platform to heal, grow and develop into the self-determined young people they wish to become.

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SEE MY WORLD Archive Presents Avalon Garden

A little piece of peace in the form of a garden, is all it takes sometimes.
Join Violet on a tour of Avalon, a space for growing food, nurturing beautiful fauna and flora, catching a glimpse of bees and birds and doing nature's work.

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We Are Parable - WHO WE ARE: 3 Short films

This award winning film exhibition company was founded by Anthony and Teanne Andrews. The duo provide films for audiences around the UK. These interactive films give the opportunity to not only experience, but also to respond Pan African inspired cinema in culturally relevant, memorable and innovative ways.

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Junior Akinola BBC radio drama and exclusive interview.

This BBC Radio Drama premiere of ‘Homecoming’ tells the tale of a man on an ominous journey, where he has a seat to board a plane to his brother’s wedding in Lagos awaits him. Whether he can overcome his demons to get there remains to be seen.

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Closing remarks


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Begin October 17, 2021 H 7:00 pm
End October 24, 2021 H 11:00 pm
Location Multiple Venues & Online Stream
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