WE ARE HERE:BRITISH BME WOMEN is a platform for discussion around what it means to be a British BME woman. We work with British BME women artists and educational and arts organisations across the UK hosting exhibitions, workshops and panel discussions. #WeAreHereUK

London School of Economics Library

Exhibition, Workshop & Panel Discussion 

100 Years, todays woman

14th - 18th March 2018

LSE Library
10 Portugal Street
London WC2A 2HD

We are very excited to be hosting a workshop and panel discussion at LSE Library on 14th and 15th March 2018 and an exhibition from the 14th-18th March 2018. The events are all centered around woman's suffrage and what woman's activism looks like today from a British BME, woman's perspective. Please see below for more details. 

All events are free to attend and run on a drop in basis. Pre-booking is reccomended where possible  for the workshop and panel discussion as spaces are limited. RSVP: wearehereuk@gmail.com

'100 years, todays woman'

A handpicked selection of British, BME Women artists have been invited to create artwork  in respone to the term 'modern day suffragette' and to explore what intersectional feminism and activism looks like today in 2018. 


'BME Women: Working in the creative industries'
Panel Discussion

A panel discussion exploring BME Women and diversity in the creative industries hosted by Nicole Crentsil, founder of Unmasked Woman and co-founder of Black Girl Festival. Panelists include Jess Nash of We Are Here, Aimee Felone of Knights of Media and Kurdish Multi-Disciplinary Artist, Evar Hussayni.

'Woman: a manifesto'

Jess Nash and Erin Aniker of We Are Here will be hosting a collage based workshop titled Woman: a manifesto. Using collaged materials, participants will be encouraged to create their own manifesto inspired by a diverse mix of strong, BME Women from Mona Hatoum to Sade and Solange to Michelle Obama.

We Are Here: British BME Women at Dulwich Picture Gallery late
'The Female of the Species'
Friday 1st September 2017 | 6.30 - 9.30 pm

We Are Here: British BME Women hosted our 'Female Figures', clay workshop (workshop plan developed by Jess Nash) at Dulwich Picture Gallery as part of their 'The Female of the Species' late event. 

Panel Discussion | Saturday 8th July 2017 | 12 - 1.30 pm

Panel discussion exploring BME representation in the creative industries hosted by Nicole Crentsil of Unmasked Women


Joy Miessi, Artist in residence at Limewharf
Aaminah Patel and Seetal Kaur from Two Brown Girls
Charmaine Watkiss from Shades of Noir

Workshop | Sunday 9th July 2017 | 2 - 4 PM

Female Figures

by Jess Nash

Inspired by some of the most game changing women in history and present day, this workshop is a nod to Nefertiti, Hatshepsut and yourselves, as Female Figures invited participants to create tiny busts of women in charge. Using clay and history as inspiration, the workshop helped participants create an artefact of their own to take away as a constant reminder that we are here.