Private Events

We design and produce private events, which range from conferences, seminars, dinners, networking events, discussion forums, focus groups and talks to training programmes.

“Black International”

This programme was delivered as part of our ongoing commitment to develop the Cultural and Creative Industries in Africa.

A highly interactive three part programme that was designed specifically to provide established African Diaspora creative businesses with information on how to export their products and services internationally.

Programme included:

“Accessing International Markets”
“The Realities and Innovations of Trading Globally”
“Doing Business in Africa”

Training was deliveredy by the Hub and Urban Inclusion.

Black International
Speakers included: Erik Childerhouse (UK Trade & Investment), Eryca Freemantle (Celebrity Make-up artist), Gaylene Gould (Founder Write,Talk, Listen), Pax Nindi (Director Combined Arts Services) Paulette Long (PRS Foundation Trustee), Nana Ocran, International Editor Time Out Nigeria and Wings Arik Air’s in-flight magazine), Imruh Bakari (former Festival Director of the Zanzibar International Film Festival) and Jimi Ogunnusi (Founder of BQM Consulting providing management consultancy in UK and Nigeria).

This programme was funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Arts Council England.



We love producing seminars and information sessions. We really enjoy spreading around information that strengthens creative individuals. Here are some of the seminars we’ve held:-

  • “Create the Future” held at Sadler’s Wells
  • “Social Enterprise Finance Seminar” held at the Coin Street neighbourhood centre
  • “Mining for Olympic Gold” held at the Barbican
  • “Establishing Effective Relationships: Artists and Galleries” held at the Whitechapel Gallery
  • “Film Finance & Distribution” held at Genesis Cinema
  • “Protect your Festival & Event Rights” held at Shoreditch Town Hall
  • “Protect your Productions” held at Oxford House


Development programmes

CIDA Business Basics

Contracted by the Cultural Industries Development Agency (CIDA) to deliver a week of business training workshops for micro businesses from the Creative and Cultural Industries.

“Business Planning” – 4th October 2010
“Fundraising Planning” – 5th October 2010
“Marketing Planning” – 7th October 2010

Aduna – Capacity Builders

In collaboration with Border Crossings designed and delivered a capacity building programme tailored to the specific needs of African artists and African arts organisations.

Participants ranged from theatre performers, singers, writers and poets to festival organisers, arts centre managers and film producers. The programme ran from February – April 2008 at the Africa Centre, Covent Garden.

Training workshops included; “Artistic Development”, “Monitoring and Evaluation”, “Fundraising and Sponsorship”, “Linking Performance and Education”, “Audience Development” and “Best Practice”.

Festival Focus: Advancing the cultural festival sector

Funded by the European Union and Arts Council England, we designed and delivered a capacity building programme that optimised the infrastructure of 15 of London’s biggest cultural festivals.

Raindance Film Festival, Carnival de Cuba, Black filmmaker International Film Festival and the Baishakhi Mela.

Festival Focus ran from July 2006 – July 2007 and supported a core group of 15 festival organisations through 1-2-1 sessions, Action Learning sets, training workshops, networking events and industry seminars.

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