In late 2019, I realised that although I had lived in the borough of Camden for over 30 years, I still didn’t feel part of the community. I live in Belsize Park and as lovely and safe an area to live and bring up children in, the Belsize Park and Hampstead community didn’t provide me with anything that made me feel part of a rich and diverse community, that recognised or celebrated my culture. In late 2020 following the pandemic, the murder of George Floyd and the BLM movement, myself and 3 other local artists and residents of Camden, Violeta Sofia, Auda Sakho and Shade Adekoya, decided that It was now more imperative, as a black person, to be part of a change that will help support the fight for diversity, inclusivity and racial equality.
We are all local creatives and have struggled to find representation of our work in our local community or even an affordable place to work from without leaving the borough. We realised that there was very little to no real representation for black creatives who lived or worked in Camden. This led us to start and launch Camden Black Creatives (CBC) in Feb 2021.
Visual artists, Photographers, Designers, Writers, Poets, Directors, Costume designers, Pattern Cutters, Interior designers, Musicians.