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Talk Africa Utopia - Beauty - It's a Shady Business

Africa Utopia - Beauty - It's a Shady Business

Southbank Centre

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Genre: Event with live subtitles


Beauty: It’s a Shady Business

Join us for a close-up discussion featuring Candice Carty Williams, and chaired by radio presenter Clara Amfo, on beauty, from self-expression and the performance of identity, to purely the skin deep.

‘She did what girls generally do when they don't feel the part: she dressed it instead,’ said Zadie Smith in her 2005 novel, On Beauty.

In a time of an expanding palette of make-up shades and black-owned beauty brands, what do the highlights and contours of our faces say about those of our being? How do we navigate skin bleaching, fetishisation and colourism?

From the full coverage-flawless to the natural and near-naked: what does it mean to be best face forward?

This event is presented in association with Indaba X.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext working with MyClearText.


Event details

Sat 14 Sep 2019, 6:15pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Purcell Room
Southbank Centre
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council