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PLEASE NOTE: the publication launch for Out Proud African LGBTI (OPAL) scheduled for Saturday 31 August has been postponed. Project participants have written beautiful poetry/prose with guidance from PJ Samuels, Keith Jarrett and Jacob V Joyce, as part of Jacob’s Gasworks Participation residency. As they do not want to risk losing any of the rich linguistic details from each and every contributor, they require a little additional time for final amendments to the publication. Please stay tuned for details!

Join Out Proud African LGBTI as they launch their first zine publication of poetry, prose, stories and art works made during the Gasworks Participatory Residency Programme of artist Jacob V Joyce. The workshops, which have been led by Keith Jarret, PJ Samuels and Jacob have taken place at Gasworks, DIY Space for London, 56 Dean Street and 198 Gallery Brixton where the launch will take place. There will be poetry readings, dancing, food plus publications and t-shirts for sale. 

Please find more information on their Facebook page.

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Out Proud African LGBTI is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex organisation, representing a wide cross-section of African countries including Gabon, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cameroon, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi , Uganda and Jamaica. Their mission is to create an environment in which the freedom, rights and equality of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender and intersex people are guaranteed and there is no discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity.

Jacob V Joyce is a multidisciplinary artist using comics, performance and creative interventions to amplify marginalised voices and radical histories as a way to understand the world we live in, specifically referencing black history and LGBTQI struggles and liberation. 

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning is a centre for visual arts, education and creative enterprise. Their artistic programme provides a platform for participation, exchange and dialogue for artists, partners and diverse audiences. Their work focuses on issues of social inclusion and diversity and seeks to engage with global issues while being rooted in the history of their locality.