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Black History Fashion Show

Fashion workshops for Black History month event at Blackfrairs

About the Project

Chioma (17), Khadijah (15) and Zhane (18) put on workshops to give people from the local community the opportunity to make and design their own t-shirts and pillow cases. Following this, a cultural fashion show showcasing fashion themed to the event took place.

As there were no celebrations for Black history month in this area, the Young Leaders took it upon themselves to deliver something that could be accessed by people of all ages. These workshops were part of an overriding Black History Month event held in conjunction with Blackfriars Youth Club in Southwark.

The Impact

The event was a big success, drawing in members of the community of all ages. The workshops were particularly popular, and people learnt new skills, such as sewing and fabric design. The Young Leaders delivering the workshops enjoyed passing the skills on to the younger children who took part. This was a free event, and food and drink were provided once the show was underway. The Young Leaders who delivered this event went on to participate in further Peabody projects.

Future Developments

Chioma has gone on to become a Young Ambassador and take part in other Peabody projects. She has also found employment and is continuing with her college studies. She hopes to go on to study at university in the near future.


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People took part in fashion workshops


People took part in fashion show

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