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131. A Disappointing Issue - Why do black Britons feel misrepresented, side-lined and let down by our culture? With Maggie Semple and Nels Abbey

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A major survey of 10,000 black Britons has been undertaken by the Black British Voices Project in collaboration with Cambridge University, The Voice, and management company i-Cubed.  Maggie Semple, co-founder of i-Cubed, led the research team and Nels Abbbey is a writer, broadcaster and former banker who founded the Black Writer’s Guild and wrote the book ‘Think Like a White Man’.

The report on the survey, which covered multiple aspects of life in Britain including culture, was published at the beginning of October and makes dismal reading for anyone interested in the arts as it exposes an overall failure to engage with black audiences.  

Tune into this important and enlightening discussion as Maggie and Nels analyse the report’s findings and identify what needs to change and how.

The report can be found at