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April 2019

#Newham Rising Vol. 2

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The second instalment of our 18 week anti-knife crime diversionary creative arts course. The finale was the course presentation in October 2018:-

New & Raw music performances produced by ReddotUK (Record Label) Music industry Q&A - 'Rising Music Moguls' featuring Sharky Major (Founder of Grime Original) presented by Jonathon Monkstar (RedDotUK). A Preview of a LGBT short film by Eclectic Clique #WithoutBorder EP. 1 - 'Murdered By My Mother' + Q&A afterwards (An Ape Media Production)

This course was provided with the help of the Home Office

ExCeL in the Arts 2018

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ExCeL In The Arts 2018 is our annual Newham borough 5 day arts summer camp for 10-16 year olds produced and created by Ape Media and funded by Headstart Newham in partnership with CG, ExCeL London, BigGIVE & MoPAC.

Trevor on BBC Radio London

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APE’s Trevor Blackman being interviewed on BBC Radio London’s “Drivetime with Eddie Nestor” show about the Mayor of London’s Local Communities Fund promoting anti-crime projects for young people, allowing them to fulfil their potential..

Press play to listen..

(c) BBC 2018

#Newham Rising Vol. 1

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In March/April 2018 , 20 young people were invited to think, consider and express their views on the growing problem of knife crime in Newham, how it affects young people and their families, and what can be done about it. They were able to present their creatives works to an audience and discuss the topic and the end of course presentation, hosted by BBC Radio 1xtra’s DJ Ace.

Click here to see the Course documentary.

This course was provided with help from the Home Office.

Blackwoman 2018

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Our BlackWoman fashion show showcased the best of four emerging designers and 20 models back in June 2018 with Catwalk Shows, Human Rights Presentations, and Cultural Debates. In September 2018, during London Fashion Week, APE as part of its community work, help stage Catwalk Shows with an addition of a Natural Skin Care Product market place, with a Designer Showroom organised throughout the day for potential buyers to talk directly with designers. 

BlackWoman brings awareness in relation to discrimination that still takes place within the fashion and creative industries and society as a whole. The right not to be discriminated against is a right that belongs to everybody (regardless of colour), whatever our differences; BlackWoman goes a long way towards helping make this a reality within the fashion industry.

There is more in 2019.. See https://www.instagram.com/black_woman_fashion_show/