Our Team

Mariama Kapuwa

Politics and Sociology final year student at University Of Bristol. Interning for Afrika Eye through the Q Step programme.

Liz Chege

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Hannah Nicholls

Festival Producer

Esther Afikiruweh

Assistant Producer

Annie Menter


Annie is an independent creative producer, a curator of Taste the World…

The Founders

Ingrid Sinclair


Ingrid trained in Bristol and worked for C4 TV before moving to Zimbabwe. There she worked with Simon Bright on a huge range of

Simon Bright


Simon grew up in Rhodesia, strongly supporting Robert Mugabe. During the Liberation War he went into exile to avoid being

Our Board

Edson Burton

Board Member

Dr Edson Burton is a writer, historian, programme-curator and performer based in Bristol. His academic specialisms include…

Peninah Achieng-Kindberg

Board Member

Originally from Kenya, Peninah is an experienced Cipfa CCAB Accountant with 17 years…

Ruth Bush

Board Member

Ruth has lived in Bristol for three years and is a Lecturer in the French department at…

Lord Paul Boateng

Our patron Lord Paul Yaw Boateng became the UK’s first black cabinet minister in 2002, as Chief Secretary of the Treasury. Lord Boateng had served as the British High Commissioner to South Africa (2005 – 2009). A civil rights lawyer and Methodist lay preacher, Paul was raised to the peerage as Baron Boateng, of Akyem in the Republic of Ghana and of Wembley in the London Borough of Brent in 2010.