Food for Thought: What Does It Mean To Be British?

“I have some food in my bag for you
Not that edible food, the food you eat
No, I have some food for thought.
– Erykah Badu

Food For Thought is our take on afternoon tea, an opportunity to feed our bellies and minds every Thursday here at Impact Hub Birmingham.

Join us as we gather around the workbench and discuss key themes and ideas each week, hosted by the community over tea and cake!


This week Boseda Olawoye will be talking about “What does it mean to be British?”

What does it mean to be British? is a community led newspaper created by three ethnically diverse groups from Nottingham, Birmingham and Leicester.

What does it means to be British? Invited ethnically diverse young people and a refugee and asylum seeker group to creatively explore their experience of “Britishness” producing artistic work for their own newspaper. Freelance Engagement Curator Bo Olawoye will discuss the idea behind the project and the impact of the newspaper, created during one of the most divisive periods in British politics.

There will be copies of the newspaper available for anyone attending Food for Thought.

Boseda Olawoye is a Nottingham (UK) based Freelance Engagement Curator and Creative Engagement Manager for Threshold Studios. Bo has developed and managed creative learning programmes within galleries, on the street and inner city areas since 2001. Her approach to engagement always has a strong focus on “creative collaboration” empowering people through art to explore social justice and political issues that affect everyone. You can find out more about Bo and her work via her website here.


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Food for Thought is free for Impact Hub Birmingham members to attend and £5 for non members. If you’re not a member, you can book your ticket via Eventbrite here.


If you are interested in hosting a conversation or activity of your own at a future Food For Thought, please do get in touch.


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Date & Time

September 26, 2019 | 15:00 to 16:00


Impact Hub Birmingham


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: Free

Cost for Non Members: £5

Updated on 12 September 2019