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 Kings of The Road (18)

2 hr 55 | A film about friendship between Bruno, who repairs film projectors and travels along the inner-German border in his truck, and the psychologist Robert, who is fleeing from his own past.

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Cinema The American Friend (12A)

2 hr 6 | Jonathan Zimmermann believes that he will soon die of leukemia. The unscrupulous American Tom Ripley, learns of this and exploits Zimmermann’s illness for his own purposes.

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Cinema Wings of Desire (12A)

2 hr 8 | Guardian angels listen to mortals and attempt to comfort them but one of them wishes to become human after he falls in love with the beautiful trapeze artist.

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Cinema Paris, Texas (12A)

2 hr 28 | The story of Travis, a man who wanders out of Mexico and into Texas one day, in the blazing heat of the “Big Bend”.

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Cinema ROH Live: Il Trovatore (TBC)

3 hrs 25 | A devastating curse rises from the ashes in Verdi’s monumental tale of superstition and rivalry.

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Cinema ROH Live: The Sleeping Beauty (TBC)

3 hr 25 | Magic and fairytale characters are brought to life through ballet in this well-known family favourite.

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Cinema ROH Live: The Marriage of Figaro (TBC)

4 hrs | Director David McVicar brings out the revolutionary elements in Mozart’s great comic opera of intrigue, misunderstanding and forgiveness.

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Cinema ROH Live: Cinderella (TBC)

3 hrs | A new production of the much-loved Royal Ballet fairytale classic.

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Cinema ROH Live: Turandot (TBC)

3 hr 20 | Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama in Andrei Serban’s classic staging.

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Cinema ROH Live: Like Water For Chocolate (TBC)

3 hr 10 | Christopher Wheeldon’s new full-length ballet brings the magic realism of this famous modern Mexican novel to The Royal Ballet.

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