On Sunday 21st October 2012, Black History Studies organised the ‘Black Market’ event which aimed to:
- Showcase and connect Black cultural and creative entrepreneurs to the community
- Increase the exposure of Black cultural and creative sector’s participation in the wider community
- To provide a platform to sell their products, promote their skills and engage with the local and surrounding community.
We screened two films Money As Debt and Black, Bold and Beautiful: Black Women’s Hair which were followed by discussions. We also had two presentations on Entrepreneurship, Business, Money and Career Development using Kametic Astroscience with Bro Shomari and Carry-Beyond Reflections on why they never went home with Dr Lez Henry.
We believe that the event went well and we received some good positive feedback form delegates and stallholders. The engineering works that closed the Victoria line did not disrupt the event too much as we were concerned that this may cause problems for people travelling to the event.
These events are vital to support businesses in the community as we do not have the luxury of large marketing budgets to highlight our work so we need event like these to showcase the community talent and to encourage entrepreneurship and the circulation of the pound within the community.
We would like to thank Sonia Scully and Lorna Campbell of the Public and Commercial Services Union for their support with this event. We are hoping to organise another event in December so watch this space!
Check out a vblog from LolasCurls who attended our event