“THE BLACK MARKET & FILM FESTIVAL” by Black History Studies

Saturday 5th May 2018, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ The West Green Learning Centre, Parkview Academy, West Green Road, London N15 3QR

The 13th Black Market & Film Festival is an event to showcase, expose and connect Black cultural and creative entrepreneurs to the community. We provide a platform to sell their products, promote their skills and engage with the local and surrounding community.

The aim of the event is to:

  • Showcase and connect Black cultural and creative entrepreneurs to the community
  • Increase the exposure of Black cultural and creative sector’s participation in the wider community
  • To provide a platform to sell their products, promote skills
  • Raise the awareness and importance of increasing one’s financial literacy.
  • Furthermore, learn the benefits of developing and adopting an enterprising lifestyle.

We will have stalls Showcasing African Arts & Crafts, Jewellery, Fashion, Skincare, Hair Care, Food, Books, DVDs, Toys & more!

There will be educational and interactive presentation on Financial Literacy and film screenings for all the family.


** UK FILM PREMIERE of ‘Business in the Black’: The Rise of Black Business in America (1800s – 1960)’ by Anthony Brogdon –

‘Business in the Black’ (2017) is a documentary with three important segments. First, the film asks: How did slaves go to college? The film explores how African Americans sought higher education. What qualifications were necessary to go to college, and which colleges allowed them in.

Second, the film explores the ways in which racists sought to destroy Black business districts across the country. Specifically, the film looks at how African American businesses were impacted by race riots, bombings, and government action. In addition, Business in the Black takes a look at the rise of black business in America.

The third segment does the important work of naming black millionaires in the 1800’s. By exploring the growth of black business districts, and discussing individuals who became entrepreneurs. And those who fostered the growth of business communities. The film also includes interviews with individuals whose families owned businesses in the early 1900’s.

** BHS PREMIERE: ‘Back To Natural’: A Documentary Film by Gillian Scott-Ward, PhD –

‘Back to Natural: A Documentary Film’ is a groundbreaking documentary film that takes a shocking and emotional look at the intersection of hair, politics, and identity in Black communities.

This documentary is a powerful, thought provoking, call for healing that takes a grass roots approach to exploring the globalized policing of natural black hair. Filmed in New York City, Philadelphia, Paris, And Cape Town, this documentary explores universal aspects of the Black experience and the “New” Natural Hair movement.

Most of all, join us on this journey of discovery and enlightenment while celebrating our history and natural styles that are taking the world by storm.

Please note that this event will be filmed and photographed. This event is being filmed for display, distribution, and broadcast, including on television and online. By attending and participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be filmed and waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image.

Tickets cost £10.00. More on the door. Children under 16 and Elder’s over 60 are FREE.

For more information: Black History Studies