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Assembly Black Country: Black Box

Black Curators Collective (BCC) is excited to be invited by a-n The Artists Information Company to curate their next edition of Assembly.

Helen Cammock, Haja Fanta, Dr Jareh Das and Jade Foster have been announced as the facilitators for BCC's first 'Black Box' programme: 'Assembly Black Country'.

Landing in the Black Country between Thursday, 11 - Saturday, 13 July 2024, the three-day event centres around an expanded idea of 'access' beyond the Social Model of Disability and disability justice. Grounded within BCC's foundational principle of being a space of rest, reinforcement and resistance, the Assembly has been curated around these three words to cultivate a life-affirming moment for audiences and contributors. In addition, this Assembly launched into the world BCC's long-term programme strand, which was collectively conceived between 2020 and 2021 by alums and current members.

The programme is as follows:

Day 1 – Thursday 11 July 2024, 9.30am – 5.15pm: online via Zoom

Day 2 – Friday 12 July 2024, 10.30am – 4pm: online via Zoom

Day 3 – Saturday 13 July 2024, 11am–3pm: in-person at a location in Sandwell.

The event is free for a-n members. To book, visit:

Image credits (from left to right): Helen Cammock, Image by Alun Callender; Haja Fanta, Image by Marta Camarada; Dr Jareh Das, Image by Nelta Kasparian; Jade Foster, Image by Tom Platinum Morley.