Illustrating for the Culture

Running from
Last event: Sunday 7 November 2021 at 3.30pm
  • Free (booking required)
  • The Kitchen

Host by Jael Umerah-Makelemi

Representation in books is an important conversation happening right now, but how do you bring those written characters to life?

Illustration is just as important in representing different communities as the words written but how do you get this right? Jael will be hosting a workshop and creative colouring-in/drawing session centred around what good representation looks like and how to achieve it. Whether you are a budding or established illustrator, a person wanting to know what good representation looks like and how to advocate for it, or even if you just enjoy colouring in. All are welcome to this fun and insightful session.

Jael is a London based illustrator, art director and founder of Nubiart. Nubiart is an illustration studio that focuses on celebrating Black women, highlighting mental health and promoting self-care. Nubiart was founded in 2019, with a mission to create representational art that Black women and girls can see themselves in – art that uplifts and inspires.

Jael’s art is primarily digital, but they’ve been exploring and experimenting with Gouache and collage.



Time details

3.30pm - 4.45pm

Cinema God’s Creatures (15)

1hr 40 | In a windswept fishing village, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong.

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Cinema The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

1 hr 32 | AD | With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

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Activities Leadership and Employment Workshop
Garret Theatre

This workshop will explore leadership, identity, communication, and employability skills through discussion and participatory exercises.

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Cinema Mummies (U)

1 hr 28 | AD | Mummies is a fun family animated adventure that follows three Egyptian mummies who accidentally enter the modern world.

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On Stage Cinderella
Storyhouse Theatre

Let Storyhouse whisk you away to the ball this Christmas with a seasonal spectacular which celebrates the most famous fairy-tale of them all – Cinderella. 

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Activities Boardgames in the Den
The Den

Put down that device and join us for some old-fashioned fun with boardgames in The Den! Will you be the Scrabble Supremo, the Jenga Jubilant or the Card Game King?

Cinema Shazam! Fury of The Gods (12A)

2 hrs 10 | AD | When a vengeful trio of ancient gods arrive on earth, Shazam and his friends get thrust into battle with the fate of the world in their hands.

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Cinema Meet Me In The Bathroom (15)

1 hr 48 | An immersive journey through the New York music scene of the early 2000s where a new generation kick-started a musical rebirth.

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Cinema Metropolis + Live Score (PG)
Movie Theatre

2 hrs 30 | Tensions build between subterranean workers and pampered surface-dwellers so an android is created to re-establish control. But this creation, cannot be controlled…

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On Stage Dee Sign Choir Performance
Garret Bar

Originally formed by Anne Hesketh in 1997 “Dee Sign” Choir performs in British Sign Language (BSL) to music.