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Diversity in the Arts – ACV editor Sailesh Ram to discuss issue with panellists at Cambridge Union

Diversity in the Arts – ACV editor Sailesh Ram to discuss issue with panellists at Cambridge Union

ACV founder invited to share thoughts with groundbreaking figures in arts scene at world famous debating society…

SAILESH RAM, the editor and founder of has been invited to speak at the Cambridge Union, on ‘diversity in the arts’ on Wednesday (March 14).

He will appear as part of a panel discussing the subject and will make a short presentation about his experiences in setting up the website and how the arts can better reflect the Britain we live in today.

An editor for more than a decade, he set up determined to spotlight work both by artists of South Asian heritage and others inspired by its arts and culture.

Formerly the editor of Eastern Eye newspaper, went live on August 1 2013 and he continues to write and manage a small team of very dedicated journalists and presenters & videographers (see Youtube & Vimeo) and is a contributing editor to specialist publications produced by the Asian Media Group (publishers of Eastern Eye).

(l-r)Fopé Jegede; Sailesh Ram; Saskia Ross; Tobi Oredein

Also on the panel are Saskia Ross, founder of the Cambridge BME Theatre Group and director of the first BME Shakespeare production in Cambridge. She is also director of ‘Fences’ at the Corpus Playroom, and facilitator of BME Footlights Smoker and Musical Theatre Bar Night and an actor.

Another panellist is Tobi Oredein; she is the editor and founder of Black Ballard, a lifestyle website for black and mixed race women. A journalist by background, she has written for Buzzfeed, Elle UK and The Independent.
Fopé Jegede will also be on the panel – she is a third year student reading English Literature at the University of Cambridge. She is a prize winning poet.
The Cambridge Union is the oldest debating society in the world and the largest student body in Cambridge. Essentially, a debating society, it encourages debate and the exchange of ideas and can count among its speakers, Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt and the present Dalai Lama.
The society routinely hosts debates of all kinds and has seen the Rev Jesse Jackson, Russell Brand, Julian Assange, and Vivienne Westwood speak more recently.
There is free entry to the discussion and anyone is welcome to attend Wednesday’s ‘Diversity in the Arts’ discussion and panel.

Diversity in the Arts debate, Wednesday, March 14 5.30pm – The Cambridge Union, 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB21UB

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Written by Asian Culture Vulture