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Zanana Social

  • Leith Depot Second Floor, 140 Leith Walk Edinburgh EH6 5DT Scotland (map)

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Calling all Creatives of Colour! Come together at the Zanana Social and enjoy an insightful panel talk and friendly networking event.

Open to all who are active in the Scottish creative industries, and identify as People of Colour (POC) +/or Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME).

Organised by LAPEYRE & LAPEYRE, we've created Zanana Social to amplify the amazing work of Scottish Creatives of Colour. LAPEYRE & LAPEYRE are Scottish/Mauritian siblings who are unleashing transcultural creative projects that aim to inspire and provoke.

By bringing Creatives of Colour together across disciplines: we hope to inspire you with engaging stories, empower you and support your ambitions.

Don't worry this is a casual, friendly event. Whether you come with a friend or by yourself, you will be welcome.

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Hannah Lavery

Hannah Lavery is a freelance writer. She has recently been supported by The Workers' Theatre's Megaphone Residency (a residency to support people of colour in theatre)  and by the National Theatre of Scotland to develop her spoken word show, The Drift, which explores her mixed race Scottish identity. She is founder and creative director of the literary festival, CoastWord, in Dunbar and she is also, the Engagement Coordinator at The Scottish Poetry Library. 

Watch The Drift by Hannah Lavery

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Nosheen Khwaja

Nosheen is a practising artist and designer. She co-founded the film training course Digital Desperados, and is artistic director of GLITCH Film Festival, the first LGBTIQA+ People of Colour focused festival in the UK and programmer with their sister festival AKS Copenhagen. Over the last 20 years Nosheen has curated screenings, shown artwork and performed in Hamburg, Berlin, Amsterdam, Montreal, New York and the UK.

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Francis Dosoo

Francis Dosoo is an artist and producer based in Edinburgh. He is one the founders of Rhythm Machine, a club night and performance art event for which he also acts as curator, co-producer and resident DJ. He is the founder and co-producer of Other Faces; a mixed media performance art event currently resident at St Cecilia's Hall. As a DJ, Francis has supported the likes of Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Shuggie Otis and Romare. As an artist, he has created sound artwork for gallery spaces, designed sound for feature film and remixed music for labels such as Jazzman Records. Francis is also co-founder and co-administrator of ECAD, the Edinburgh Contemporary Art Directory.

Creative industries can include:

Advertising, architecture, art, craft, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts, publishing, R&D, software, toys, games, TV and radio, and video games.

You could be a creative producer, in a more infrastructure role (i.e. marketing, admin etc.) or a student.

Please note:

  • The venue is up one flight of stairs
  • The venue is a bar and therefore all attendees need to be over 18 years of age


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