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our mel

 

 Rooted in Yorkshire, Our Mel is a not-for-profit group dedicated to exploring cultural identity, Black history and what it means to be a person of colour in Britain today. 

Our Mel was born in November 2016 after the Black Lives Matter protests in July 2016 and has grown into a community of people on a mission to support, encourage, teach and build the community through music, film, arts and education. 

 

Since its birth, Our Mel has grown into a community of people on a mission to support, encourage, teach and build the community through music, film, arts and education.

 

 In 2017, Our Mel launched Sheffield's first Black History Month festival; MELANIN FEST® as well as establishing a festival in London and in October 2018, Our Mel launched MELANIN FEST® in Leeds.

 

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Our Mel

our mission

Our Mel’s mission is to support, encourage, teach and build the community through music, film, arts and education. We aim to create a safe space for all age groups and ethnicities where exploring culture is encouraged, talent is showcased and an embracement of heritage is welcomed.

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Our Mel organises community events, empowering & inspiring people to make positive, sustainable change as well as workshops for businesses around equality, specifically supporting businesses to combat structural racism & bias embedded in their working cultures.

 

If you are interested in collaborating or booking Our Mel to host a workshop, please click here to send us an email. We would love to hear from you!

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Melanin Poppin

   

 

“Black British history is history as well as Black.” -David Olusoga

We recognise that Black History is a history interconnected and so is not limited to a month or a time but has its roots interwoven within stories of pain, struggle, strength and beauty.

MELANIN FEST® creates a space to showcase talent, discover what it means to be Black and British, explore a rich and vibrant culture and be proud of a deep and vast heritage.

 

 In 2017, Our Mel launched Sheffield's first Black History Month festival; MELANIN FEST® as well as establishing a festival in London and in October 2018, Our Mel launched MELANIN FEST® in Leeds.

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Our Mel is run entirely by volunteers and relies on limited funding and the generosity of people like you. Support our work by getting involved with fundraising on our GoFundMe page! 

 

Our Mel’s website design and build is supported and sponsored by WebBoss. If you are interested in sponsoring Our Mel, please click here to contact us. 

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