Can we still say Happy New Year? Probably not, but I will anyway. I hope you had a really festive winter break. December is the only time of the year I get to really wind down and have a rest. And I did – sort of. You might have taken part in our year of … More Farewell… but first, let’s re-imagine
This weekend sees the UK’s first podcast festival exclusively celebrating the power of diversity and how new media has allowed people of colour in the UK to reclaim their voices. Shout Out Live! The Festival is a celebration of how far the podcast industry in the UK has come, as well as being a showcase of … More Podcasting While Black
‘Black women are often painted as difficult, scary and quick to abuse. In disagreements they can never be sure that black men or other women of colour will support them’, journalist and activist Wail Qasim wrote in their recent critique of John Ridley’s ‘Guerilla’, a new series on Sky Atlantic supposedly about the history of the … More ‘The Perils of Visibility’: Black Female Activism in the Public Sphere
No Fly on the WALL in Conversation with Kelechi Okafor … More ‘A Carefree Black Girl’s Gospel’: No Fly on the WALL in Conversation with Kelechi Okafor
It’s a bright new year and our editor, Siana Bangura, has a few words of encouragement for you… Hello and happy new year (if it’s not too much of a reach to still say that a week a week into January!). I hope you had a restful festive season and a great winter break (if … More The power of reimagining and forging new beginnings: A message from the editor
It’s that time of the year again… your favourite hub for (un)learning turns THREE next Friday and in true No Fly fashion, we’re celebrating by getting some of our friends and allies together to have important and thought provoking discussions. Join us at Common House on Friday 8th July as we celebrate another milestone. Book … More No Fly on the WALL Turns THREE on Friday 8th July 2016!
We are proud to announce that the next SHEroes of No Fly on the WALL event is next week! Once again we’re celebrating Black British female talent. Join us on Thursday 24th March at The Star of King’s. Taking to the stage will be Siana Bangura, Dylema, and Antonia Jade King, who will be sharing … More **Event** SHEroes of No Fly on the WALL: Celebrating Black British Female Performers
The No Fly on the WALL Academy held its latest workshop – this time it was led by journalist and editor of Black Ballad, Tobi Oredein. This workshop, the first of an on going series of workshops by guest facilitators, explored the visibility of Black women in British and International magazines as well as the … More Workshop: ‘Read All About It!’ – Exploring Depictions of Black Womanhood in Women’s Magazines
The No Fly on the WALL Academy opened its doors yet again this month and kicked off February by centring black women’s pain and vulnerability. One attendee, long-term supporter of No Fly on the WALL and founder or TRibe, Seyi Newell, shares her thoughts post event. There’s something special that happens when black women … More Fly Girlz Brunch: ‘Black Women and Vulnerability’ – Martyrdom in the name of strength is suicide
As well as our 100 SHEroes series, we at No Fly on the WALL will be celebrating Black History Month by holding our next Black History Month Brunch at Common House, Bethnal Green with Tony Warner of Black History Walks and Charmaine Simpson of Black History Studies. We will be discussing the importance of celebrating … More Latest No Fly on the WALL Academy event – RSVP TODAY!