Creatives of Colour Festival

Date & Time
12 – 13 April 2024, 10:00 – late

Join us for a free two-day event to celebrate the creative contributions of people of colour at Civic House on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, 2024.

This event has been curated by Kevin Leomo and Zahra Khosroshahi, Collaborations & Cultural Activity Committee of the School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow. 

Creatives of Colour festival celebrates both our collective identity as PoC and the intersectionality and diversity of our stories, cultures, and art forms. In this two-day event, we bring to Glasgow’s Civic House a range of creative practices around food, performance, music and film.

Both days will kickstart with PoC-exclusive workshops. On Friday April 12, we’ll have Lil Green of No Bindings lead an interactive zine-making workshop on digital memory. In the evening, there will be a welcome provocation by Zandra Yeaman, Curator of Discomfort at the Hunterian, followed by a range of film screenings, including the Palestinian filmmaker Razan Madhoon’s award-winning film Go Home (2021), maud (2022) from trailblazing Scottish-Zimbabwean curator-programmer-producer Natasha Thembiso Ruwona, and Debalina Mujinder’s Gay India Matrimony (2020).

We’re back on Saturday April 13 with another workshop by Thousand&One, aimed exclusively at women of colour. In the afternoon, we’ll indulge in a culinary workshop by Parveen’s Canteen, thinking about the connections between stories and food. In the evening we’ll bring onto our stage two musical performances by Marlo De Lara and Diljeet Bhachu. We’ll end the night with drinks in hand and dancing shoes on, brought to you by DJs Effua Ibojie, Hu-Sane, and Anahita Saleh, in partnership with Subcity Radio.

This event centers the voices, experiences, and creativity of people of colour in Glasgow, sharing amongst ourlarger community. Storytelling sits at the heart of these creative practices, and celebrates the resilience, joy, and talent of PoC artists.

Our stories. Our lens. Our terms.


Remember This Day? Teasing out digital memories through Conductive Zines
10.30am-1.00pm, Fri Apr 12

Join Lil Green of No Bindings for a workshop using conductive ink to make an interactive zine, open to BPOC only.

Thousand&One Workshop
11am-1.00pm, Sat April 13

Join Zahra Khosroshahi of Thousand&One for a workshop supporting women and non-binary people of colour.

Cook with Parveen’s
1.00-2.00pm, Sat April 13

Join Parveen’s for a workshop where you’ll learn to make their delicious apple pickle and spice mix.


Zandra Yeaman
Rohit Dasgupta
Razan Madhoon
Lil Green
Parveen’s Canteen
Diljeet Bhachu
Marlo De Lara
Zahra Khosroshahi
Kevin Leomo
Effua Ibojie
Anahita Saleh
Thousand & One
Subcity Radio

This event is presented by Thinking Culture, a cultural programme supported by the School of Culture & Creative Arts, University of Glasgow.