As the inaugural guest curators of Skin Deep’s first editorial season, RESOLVE Collective wanted to use this space to big up the extraordinary work of local community support structures by making visible, audible, and tangible the ordinary moments that underpin them.
A Sheffield African Caribbean association is recording stories from the community it has served since the 1950s. We asked three Sheffield-based artists to create original artworks responding to this oral archive. Art by Grace Lee, Ashley Holmes and Tomekah George.
While hundreds of youth centres in the UK have been shuttered in the last decade, the doors to Coram’s Fields remain open. This is an ode to the centre and its staff, written by people who are grateful to have passed through. Illustrations by Tamara-Jade Kaz.
At YARD, a prototype artist-led hotel, MAIA is using food, family and physical space to meet the practical and economic needs of artists in the city.
Aleshea Harris’ award-winning play ‘Is God Is’ explores structures of neglect, inheritance, and two women’s capacity for revenge.
Widely considered to be the first Black British musical, Babymother follows Anita (Anjela Lauren Smith), who has an ambition to become a local Dancehall star. Courtney Yusuf meets Julian Henriques and Parminder Vir, director and producer, to retrace the film’s steps, over 20 years after its release.
Fighting for Palestinian liberation is not just a matter of empathy. Solidarity with the cause is vital to the survival of all those living in the long shadow of global empire.
In her writing, Yasmin Joseph emphasises collective responsibility and collective power. Nkenna Akunna chats to the J’Ouvert writer about collaborators, the call of Carnival, and the spirits of Black women pioneers who came before.
‘…cake’ is the second instalment in a trilogy of psychological dramas written by babirye bukilwa. J N Benjamin chats to the writer about generational abundance, the traps of visibility, and what our own words can teach us.
After two years, ‘seven methods of killing kylie jenner’ is back on stage. Naomi Obeng chats to director Milli Bhatia about the play’s exploration of friendship, the internet, and the lucrative appropriation of Blackness.