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We are proud supporters of the @onedanceuk #UDanceDigital including the Latin and ballroom masterclass with Strictly Come Dancing's Aljaž and Janette - this digital event is not to be missed! Info: https://t.co/62CpXfLYrN https://t.co/MBgLIqUhDJ19 hours ago 1
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As Momentum Theatre continue the development of the @ace_national funded play If Not Now, When?, listen to cast members Ryan and Freya respond to this weeks workshop on what we don't talk about in the latest blog post: https://t.co/E8LwNv8fhU Photography by Emma Hare. https://t.co/mSiN4x45tM4 days ago 3
AMAZING news Cholwe! Super proud that you have successfully gained a place @ArtsEdLondon Congratulations! https://t.co/gdjlBbEdkX5 days ago 0
Fabulous first meeting with our new team of Student Leaders today. They were brimming with ideas and enthusiasm for how to help shape the future of CAPA College over the coming 12 months. We can't wait to work with you all... ⭐ https://t.co/9mgJUPxtW85 days ago 4
This is a response from one of our students to the special LGBTQ+ tutorial that we held as part of Schools Diversity Week @JustLikeUsUK #SDW20 #PrideMonth 💛 https://t.co/10Y5z2pbqN5 days ago 2
**Latest News** After the launch of the new website for CAPA College's outreach and education programme CHARGE, read all about what CHARGE has to offer from performances to community classes: https://t.co/O3GtFN83SZ https://t.co/eRL2k3phUd6 days ago 3
There's still time to apply to join our outstanding staff team. We’re currently recruiting for a Videographer & Digital Content Creator, Teacher of Drama and a Teacher of Dance. Find full details on our website: https://t.co/JLtB2f4nZs #vacancies #recruitment https://t.co/uIVu9FUAgI6 days ago 6

CAPA College stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter  

Over the past two weeks, staff and students at CAPA College have spent time reflecting, listening and learning in light of global events and the Black Lives Matter movement. To all of our black students, colleagues, alumni, artists, audiences and community – we see you, we hear you and we are with you. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. 

We have had a multitude of open discussions with students in classes and tutorialsallowing both staff and students the opportunity the share their thoughts and feelings about Black Lives Matter. The compassion and bravery of our students has been incredible, and their input has been essential in planning how we can, should and will respond.  

We continue to put equality and accessibility to outstanding arts education at the heart of what we do but will strive to do more through our work to challenge racial injustices and amplify marginalised voices. As a starting point, CAPA College students discussed and shared their favourite books, films, TV shows and podcasts that highlight black history and the black experience today. There is more to do, and we acknowledge that this work is both ongoing and essentialFor now, CAPA College greatly encourages our readers to listen, learn and spread the message that Black Lives Matter. 

Find ways to help Black Lives Matter here: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ 

 

Recommendations 

TV Shows: 

  • When They See Us –2019, Created by Ava DuVernay 
  • The Hate You Give – 2018, Directed by George Tillman Jr. 
  • Atlanta –2016, Created by Donald Glover 
  • American Son –2019, Directed by Kenny Leon 
  • 13th – 2016, Directed by Ava DuVernay  

 

Films: 

  • BlacKKKlansman – 2018, Directed by Spike Lee 
  • Get Out – 2017, Directed by Jordan Peele 
  • The Help – 2011, Directed by Tate Taylor 
  • 12 Years a Slave – 2014, Directed by Steve McQueen 
  • Just Mercy – 2019, Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton 
  • Detroit – 2017, Directed by Kathryn Bigelow 

 

Books: 

  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee 
  • The Colour Purple – Alice Walker 
  • The Bluest Eye- Toni Morrison 
  • Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman 

 

Books (non-fiction): 

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou 
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge 
  • White Fragility – Robin Diangelo 
  • How to be an Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi 
  • So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo 

 

Podcasts: 

  • The Diversity Gap 
  • About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge 
  • 1619a Podcast from The New York Times