It’s interesting that when I was introduced to Andy Ayo Akinwolere just a couple of weeks ago at the Children of the Gap exhibition launch, my initial star-struck coyness was soon put to bay when we shared our mutual love for travelling… So without further hesitation, I invited Andy to be part of a panel discussion I’m organising and speaking at (along side renowned artists; James Barnor, Mariana Gordan and Paul Iwala – I’m humbled!) “Exploring Personal Growth From Cultural Experiences Through Travel“
The charismatic, high-energy TV presenter perhaps most famous for his contribution to Blue Peter, (the show’s first black male presenter, setting world records and his flawless ability to adapt to any environment around the world), will give an account of his personal stories (of which he has thousands!) and also the importance of “having a different voice out there, telling a different kind of story…”
Book now for “A Face in a Foreign Place: Exploring Personal Growth From Cultural Experiences Through Travel” on the 19th April at University of the Arts London (UAL). CLICK HERE to BOOK! Find Andy on Twitter @andyakinwo
Diversity Matters is a platform I set up following on from the African Caribbean Society (ACS) events, consultations and advocacy I facilitated on behalf of marginalised Black students at UAL. For more info check out www.diversity-matters.org.uk
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