The power of reimagining and forging new beginnings: A message from the editor

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

**Event** SHEroes of No Fly on the WALL: Celebrating Black British Female Performers

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

Workshop: ‘Read All About It!’ – Exploring Depictions of Black Womanhood in Women’s Magazines

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

‘Which Me Will Survive All These Liberations?’: On being Black, Gay, and Woman

Off the back of LGBTQ+ History Month (February) and to kick off International Women’s Month (March), Kadie Kposowa reflects on her journey to acceptance of her multiple identities. Too often as black women we are expected to ‘choose’ between race, gender, and our sexuality, despite these intersections being inextricably linked to one another.  In the … More ‘Which Me Will Survive All These Liberations?’: On being Black, Gay, and Woman

A Year Of Making Words Count By Turning Them Into Action

Congratulations. You’ve survived January – the longest and most awful month of the year. You are now knee deep in February. It’s been a while since we’ve spoken (online) and you might be wondering where we have been. Well, since October 2015 team No Fly on the WALL have been beavering away in the background … More A Year Of Making Words Count By Turning Them Into Action

#NFotWat2 – An Evening of Affirmation and Celebration

On Saturday 25th July, over 50 people squeezed into the walls of Common House, Bethnal Green to join the team in celebrating two years of our work and two years of flyness. With a lively panel exploring how to ‘take up space’, a powerful keynote speech about self-care and mental health, as well as spoken … More #NFotWat2 – An Evening of Affirmation and Celebration

On The Necessity Of Safe Spaces And Why We Don’t Have To Apologise

The topic of safe spaces is particularly hot at the moment. In the aftermath of Bahar Mustafa, the Goldsmiths spectacle, and the unjust media storm that surrounded it for weeks, more and more people are questioning the need for them, deeming them to be a form of ‘self imposed segregation’ in some cases. In this … More On The Necessity Of Safe Spaces And Why We Don’t Have To Apologise

Never Be Just A Fly On The WALL: The story of No Fly on the WALL

Award winning filmmaker and No Fly on the WALL team member Troy James Aidoo has whipped us up a wonderful short film to mark our second birthday. Our founder, Siana Bangura, tells you our story from inception to the present day. Two years of flyness so far, and many more to come. Don’t forget to … More Never Be Just A Fly On The WALL: The story of No Fly on the WALL