African Odysseys Screenings: Playing Away + Introduction by Horace Ové (TBC)
When: Sat 10 October 2009, 14:00
Where: BFI Southbank, SE1, NFT 1
Adm: Matinee tickets £5 (free for seniors)
Inspiring films from the hip-hop youth of Dakar to the cinematic infuence of Spike Lee.
UK 1986. Dir Horace Ové. With Norman Beaton, Robert Urquhart. 100min
In this funny and poignant drama, a West Indian cricket team from Brixton plays an away match against a local team in a suffolk village.
Tickets 020 7928 3232 / www.bfi.org.uk
An open debate on the Black Arts: “There is a thin line between love and the BLACK ARTS”
When: Thursday 15th October 2009, 7 – 9PM
Where: Original Gallery, Hornsey Library, Crouch End, London N8 9JA
Artists and creative people from the community are invited to an event presenting solutions to the issues that are facing young and up-and-coming artists who choose a career in the fine arts.
The evening will include a presentation of selective artwork.
Black British Perspectives: Music
Date: Tuesday 20 October
Venue: The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PD
Tel:0113 222 3400
Music and arts critic Kevin Le Gendre asks guests, singer Sheila Chandra and music manager, Kwame Kwaten (formely of D’Influence), how hard have black and other multi-ethnic British artists had to struggle to be recognised over the years, in order to break through in the mainstream on their own terms? Are there still enough Black powerbrokers in the music industry and media to ensure that original Black voices are given a platform to do what they feel is progressive without pandering to expectations from ‘inside’ and outside their own community?
Rsvp by 16 Oct
Word Power: International Black Literature Festival & Book Fair – Voices of the Diaspora
When: 24th – 25th October 2009
Where: Ocean, 270 Mare Street, Hackney London E8
Dozens of Authors, hundreds of readers, thousands of Books. All under one roof.
Featuring leading writers, historians, poets, publishers, distributors, book sellers dealing with African Caribbean literature from all over the world.
Bonnie Greer, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing (author of The Isis Papers), Dr Haki R. Madhubuti (Founder and editor of Third World Press), Nia Reynolds, Paul Ifayomi Grant, Wayne B. Chandler, Dr Marimba Ani, Anthony T. Browder, Sister Nzingha Assata, Jacob Ross, Dr Robinson Millwood, Onyeka, Paul Simons, Nathaniel Agbahowe, Debii Mckoy, Charles Emeka, Anton Marks, Dan Obachike, Dr William ‘Lez’ Henry plus many more.
Lecture: Dr Frances Cress Welsing
When: 31st October 2009
Time: 6.30 – 10pm
Where: Centreprise, 136 Kingsland High Street, London E8, 2NS
Adm: Tickets £12 adv – £15 on the door
A lecture by Dr Frances Cress Welsing, author of The Isis Papers, the Keys to the Colors