a Sunday dinner rich in food, conversations and self-care

In September 2017, this event was presented from curators Travis Alabanza and Kayza Rose.

Responding to the lack of spaces that are carved for Black queer and trans people to talk about their health, be with each other in low-key environments, care for each other and relax - FAMILY DINNER planned to create a space where we can do just that. 

With Black mental health an under spoken and served topic within mental health dialogue, and LGBTQ+ Black mental health even further misunderstood, Family Dinner aims to create an open and easy space where we can talk about our health, our survival strategies, hear from others in our community and have the much needed conversations that have been missing in mainstream narratives.

Centred around the wholesomeness of a sunday family dinner, we had a chance to eat, speak, relax, and take it easy. Join and take part in some of creative workshops, or make some handmade soaps and hair care products, bring your children or your friends, and then kick back for a free - all included - African And Caribbean Dinner - where we will gather around, like one big family, and talk, discuss and eat!

This event was free, including food and non-alcoholic drinks.

This event was created and focussed upon the Black queer community. Black LGBTQ+ folk may bring their friends, yet we ask that the focus of the space is respected.


1pm start
2pm workshop rotations
4pm food servings and family dinner, with conversation starters and guest speakers


Workshops included:

Poetry and Writing for Mental Health with Dean Atta

Our Mental Health & The Internet with XANA

Sexuality - Reclaiming our Stolen Bodies and Desires with renowned film maker Campbell X

Finding Your Voice - with Mercury Prize winning musician Speech Debelle

Includied special guest talks from activists Tobi Adebajo & Kay Louise

The day also included free soap and lotion making with Mica

Dinner was provided by Caribbean caterers ‘Home n Away

St Paul's Church Hall
Stoke Newington Road N16 7UY

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