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Join cultural producer Tobi Kyeremateng and her guests working across the arts for the season one pilot of Tell Dem, a new fortnightly podcast by Tamasha. Reviewing contemporary work through the lens of a variety of black, brown and BEA makers and creators, movers and shakers, Tell Dem is here to offer advice to emerging artists, dissect current affairs, share tips about navigating the industry as artists of colour - and to throw all of the shade. 


Our season 1 guests include actor Cherrelle Skeete, poet and filmmaker Caleb Femi, sound designer Xa-Na, interdisciplinary artist Jacob V Joyce, theatre producer Tuyet Van Huynh and more. Supported by Transmission Radio. 








Episode 3 features multidisciplinary artist Jacob V Joyce, writer & editor Variadzo, and actor & co-founder of Blacktress UK Cherrelle Skeete. They discuss star signs, whether work by LGBTQIA+ folk is inherently activist, the language around HIV, protecting safe spaces for QTIPOC, and the differences between performance art created by white and black & brown artists. Tobi's guests also review Queen Cinema Club's screening of 2012 film 'How to Survive a Plague'; find out more about QCC's work here


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Cherrelle Skeete is an actress, theatre maker and co-founder of Blacktress UK - a network and grassroots group for Black and Mixed race Womxn actors of the African diaspora. Cherrelle will soon appear in August Wilson's King Headley II at Theatre Royal Stratford East. |

Jacob V Joyce is a non-binary artist amplifying historical and nourishing new queer and decolonial narratives. Their work ranges from afro-futurist world building workshops to mural painting, comic books, performance art and punk music and their band Screaming Toenail. |

Varaidzo is an Assistant Editor at Wasafiri, and was previously the Arts & Culture Editor at gal-dem. Her short story 'Bus Stop' was shortlisted for the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Prize 2018. Varaidzo is a contributor to the bestselling anthology The Good Immigrant which won the reader's choice at the Books Are My Bag Awards 2016.






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