City Academy Bristol learns about the Iconic Black Bristolians Project

As the academic year comes to a close, City Academy students heard from their final inspirational speakers today. Michele Curtis, Artist and Director of Iconic Black Bristolians and Nadia Lloyd also from the Iconic’s Team, presented to Years 7 and 8 about their roles as Artists and Project Managers, and the potential of creativity.

Iconic Black Bristolians is a project that celebrates black history and, in turn, Bristol’s history by telling the stories of the ‘Seven Saints of St Pauls’. Michele has researched, funded and shaped this project in line with the 50th anniversary of St Pauls Carnival and shares the history and memory of its founders.


Talking to City Academy students today, Michele and Nadia showed their portraits, shared their research and told the story of how the project came to be. The aim was to inform local students of artistic entrepreneurship, to encourage creativity, celebrate cultural heritage, and to inspire them to have their own icons and share their own stories.

With students thanking the Iconic’s team with a rapturous round of applause, it’s safe to say they enjoyed hearing about the local talent, local creativity and local people with very high aspirations.

 A big thank you to Michele and Nadia for their time.