20 Nov


Grand Hall


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'We are Queens. And we don’t need you to crown us.' 

Getting to the roots of intersections of race, class and gender and how they impact careers, for womxn in the media and creative industries. 


The Guardian, Queen Mary University of London, Battersea Arts Centre and Omnibus Theatre unite to bring the themes around race and exclusion brought to light in Nouveau Riché's Queens of Sheba, into the world of work.

From racism towards BAME+ people to the lack of role models in many high-profile industries, this debut collaboration aims to open up discussion around the issues and give you insight into the organisations who desperately need a more diverse workforce.

Panel includes:

  • Jessica Hagan, writer of Queens of Sheba
  • Shola Aleje: Assistant producer BBC 6Music / podcast producer and 'Moods for Moderns' monthly show on Totally Wired Radio
  • Niellah Arboine from gal-dem
  • Isis Thompson: documentary maker & activist 
  • Yomi Adegoke: multi-award winning journalist. Co-author of bestselling book ‘Slay in Your Lane’ Women's columnist at the Guardian and columnist at the i paper and Metro.
  • Panel chair: Leah Green from the Guardian

Event schedule:

  • Exclusive debate: 6 influential speakers give their story and debate the wider issues exposed.
  • Group sessions with each panelist: Talk to top industry professionals in small friendly groups.
  • Guardian Masterclass: Hone your skills and build your confidence for work with Dr Connson Locke’s session called 'Develop your power and influence'.
  • Queens of Sheba Tickets: Watch the show that inspired the event. (Tickets must be booked separately)
  • Networking: Meet collaborators and talk about your future plans after the show.