Mon 25 Sep 2023
This October 2023, the Lakeside Theatre and Lakeside Theatre Café will be celebrating Black History Month. This year’s community theme is Celebrating the Sisterhood and we accepted the brief! So what have we got lined up for you?
Monday 2 to Friday 6 October, 9am to 5pm
Join Barking based Caribbean restaurant, Jerkpit, for their pop-up in the Lakeside Theatre Café serving up authentic Caribbean food daily throughout the University of Essex’s Welcome Week! Vegetarian options available.
Wednesday 4 October, 2pm to 4pm
Shomi Williams, Psychological Therapist and founder of inclusive health education African and Caribbean groups platform, Lafiya Health, will be delivering a wellbeing workshop in the Lakeside Theatre Studio specifically for University of Essex students.
Wednesday 18 October, 5.30pm
Join Nigerian-British performer, writer and educator, Tania Nwachukwu, for an intimate skills training workshop on telling your own story confidently. The workshop will take place in the Lakeside Theatre Studio, and is specifically for University of Essex students.
Thursday 19 October, 2pm
Join Ophelia, a University of Essex law graduate who dared to chase her dreams in the world of acting, for this workshop in the Lakeside Theatre Studio. This workshop is FREE for University of Essex students.
Thursday 19 October, 7pm
University of Essex Law graduate and successful theatre company operator, Ophelia Charlesworth, brings her much anticipated show to the Lakeside Theatre.
This semi-autobiographical one-woman show delves deep into the intricate dynamics of the African mother-daughter connection. Meet Chile, a brilliant and ambitious woman in her mid-twenties, embodying the captivating fusion of her British upbringing and rich Nigerian heritage.
You Are African First Before Anything is followed by a 15 minute Q&A session.
The Lakeside Theatre programme is part of the University of Essex‘s celebration of black communities as part of Black History Month October 2023.