On Thursday 11 October 2012, Shades of Noir, in collaboration with the Group for the Equality of Minority Staff (GEMS) hosted ‘A Soiree’. It was an evening dedicated to discourse on the future of black and minority ethnic academics held at the ‘Happening To Be’ Exhibition.
The evening commenced with a welcome from Project Founder and Manager Aisha Richards and an introduction from GEMS joint Chair Tanicia Payne.
Presentations by SON PR Specialist and Researcher Deborah Gabriel and Dr Gurnam Singh, a Principal Lecturer in Social Work from Coventry University were followed by a performance from the accomplished saxophonist Steve Williamson.
After further presentations by Terri Finnigan, Head of Widening Participation and National Teaching Fellow at London College of Fashion and Mark Crawley, Director of Widening Participation at UAL and Dean of students, the audience were invited to give their feedback on camera.
Below is a gallery featuring images of the event.