FREE Film Screening: Marcus Garvey: ‘A Giant of Black Politics’

Tuesday 14th August 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, London N15 5PU   Black Nationalist pioneer and First Hero of Jamaica, Marcus Garvey is discussed by contemporaries, historians, family and friends. The film traces his early successes in organizing West Indian contract labor, to the phenomenal rise of his…

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FREE Film Screening: ‘Motherland’ – A story of a continent and its people

Sunday 5th August 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, London N15 5PU   Motherland is a bold, epic journey through Africa with a authentic African voice. Fusing history, culture, politics, and contemporary issues, Motherland sweeps across Africa to tell a new story of a dynamic continent. From the glory…

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‘Melanin Box Festival 2018’

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August, from 6:00 PM @ Theatre Peckham, 221 Havil St, Camberwell, London SE5 7SD   A two day showcase of theatre, movement, music and short films! With so many subcultures within the British experience, Melanin Box Fesival looks to bridge the gap, break down stereotypes and bring these experiences and…

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What to Watch this July…

  The big national release in July is ‘Whitney‘ – the in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston (officially approved by her family). It features some poignant revelations from those close to her.     Watch ‘Grenfell‘ on iPlayer, the BBC’s meticulous feature-length documentary about the fire. It draws from hundreds of…

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‘Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes’ FILM SCREENING – Part of the Nelson Mandela 100 Centenary Programme

July 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. The 1963/64 Rivonia Trail is one of the most extraordinary in legal history, at which Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment. After 27 years in prison, he emerged with a vision of a multiracial democracy which averted a civil war in South Africa. But he…

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BLOCK PARTY CINEMA PRESENTS: ‘FREE ANGELA & ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!’

Sunday 22nd July 2018, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London, SW9 8PQ A captivating documentary that chronicles the life of a young college professor Angela Davis And how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead and her name…

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‘Close Up: Ava DuVernay’ Compelling and Urgent Voices in Contemporary Cinema

June 2018 @ BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT ‘This June we honour the trailblazing women of yesterday, today and tomorrow with major retrospectives and events. Join us as we pay tribute to those who transcend their worlds to expand ours.’ Ava DuVernay is not just a filmmaker; she is a movement.…

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UNMISSABLE: “Rapport Festival – The unique African arts festival returns to Brixton!

Friday 15th – Sunday 17th June 2018: various times, Brixton, South London With just one week to go, the streets, squares, cinemas and playgrounds of Brixton will be brought to life by the Rapport Festival. Founded in 2017, the festival will once more showcase the very best of African diaspora art in the UK in the…

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Guardian Live “GRENFELL TOWER: ONE YEAR ON” Panel Discussion & Documentary Screening

Thursday 28th June 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, King’s Cross, London N1 9GU When Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey block of public housing flats in North Kensington, erupted into flames on 14 June last year, it immediately became a symbol – and indictment – of housing and economic…

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‘Arrival’: Celebrating Windrush and the Communities who Followed

Saturday 30th June 2018 @ City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA Arrival: celebrating Windrush and the communities who followed. City Hall will host a free event to bring the story of ‘arrival in London’ to life. There will be talks, music, workshops, film screenings and installations. The day will honour the Windrush generation and…

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** 2 DAYS TO GO ** BUFF original film ‘No Shade’: Screening and forum discussion hosted by Black Cultural Archives

Friday 8th June 8 2018, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM @ Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, Brixton SW2 1EF London After 13 years of bringing the best of urban independent cinema to a wider audience, the British Urban Film Festival takes things to the next level with the announcement of their first original production as part…

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‘Africa Utopia 2018 Festival’ 

Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd July @ The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX Africa Utopia is an annual festival celebrating the arts and culture of one of the world’s most dynamic and fast-changing continents. Championed by Senegalese singer and human rights advocate Baaba Maal, the annual programme features a range of talks, workshops, music, performances,…

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‘Winnie – the legacy for young women’s leadership’

Thursday 21st June 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM @ Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street London W1B 2UW As part of its ‘Educate & Empower’ series, Blaksox and Kush Films, hosted by GEEDA join forces to bring the multi-award winning film, ‘Winnie’ to a young women’s leadership focused audience. “She was the barometer for the political…

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‘Margins to Mainstream: The Story of Black Theatre in Britain’ 

Tuesday 10th July 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, London N15 5PU ‘Margins to Mainstream: The Story of Black Theatre in Britain’ is a documentary film produced by the Octavia Foundation and Nu Century Arts, Birmingham with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The groundbreaking film explores the history and heritage of…

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‘The heart is where the battle is: a celebration of A. Sivanandan’s legacy’ by Institute of Race Relations

Saturday 23rd June 2018, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL Join us for an afternoon celebrating the life and work of A. Sivanandan, one of the most important and influential black anti-racist thinker-activists in the UK. Bringing together tributes, remembrances, music, discussion, poetry and film, we…

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WINDRUSH FILM PREMIERE SERIES: Di Journey & Brown Girl Begins 

Saturday 16th June 2018, 2:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk Street, Arch 29 Nearest Station Southwark, London SE1 0BL In honour of those who have contributed to the Journey we have made and for those who will continue the journey towards our success as a people. 2:30 PM : Pop Up…

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Get Ready For The ‘Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival’

6th – 10th June 2018, 10:00 AM @ various Venues JAZZ LOVERS will be treated to a mix of exciting events in June celebrating the huge range of styles and sub-genres that Jazz music and the art of improvisation encompass. The ‘Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival‘ features an international cast, ranging across jazz, funk, soul,…

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“Reel Black Lives Matter: African Diaspora focused Documentaries” by Rapport Festival

 Saturday 16th June 2018, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM @ Whirled Cinema, 259-260 Hardess Street, Loughborough Junction, London SE24 0HN Rapport Festival returns to Brixton for its second year. We present a weekend of African Diaspora films (15th -17th June). International films focused on the real lives, experiences, and perspectives of Africans in Africa and the…

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“Talking Black in America” – Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion by University of Oxford Applied Linguistics Research Group

Tuesday 5th June 2018. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ Mary Ogilvy Theatre, St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS Talking Black in America follows the unique circumstances of the descendants of American slaves and their incredible impact on American life and language. Speech varieties from the African American community reflect the imprint of African language systems, the influences of…

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“British Black Music Month (BBMM) 2018” Launch of Britain’s Contribution to the development of Reggae Music

Friday 1st June 2018, 6.30 PM – 9:00 PM @ University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6XA It’s poignant that we start British Black Music Month (BBMM) 2018 by marking Reggae @ 50 with probably the only time that the full version of ‘Britain’s Contribution To The Development Of Reggae’ will receive a public screening. The…

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LONDON HISTORY DAY 2018: Free Screening of ‘BEYOND THE PHOTO’ at the ‘Herne Hill Film Festival’

Thursday 31st May 2018, 8:00 PM @ The Prince Regent, 69 Dulwich Road, London SE24 0NJ ‘London History Day‘ is back and it’s bigger and better than ever! More than 70 of London’s museums, galleries and cultural spaces will open their doors to reveal special behind the scenes tours, rarely seen exhibits and one off…

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“Britain on Film: Black Britain” by the National Archives

Revealing new voices from across a century of vast and turbulent social change in the UK, Britain on Film: Black Britain is not just an important educative tool – offering audiences the chance to explore stories of migration, community and the struggle against inequality – but also an opportunity to celebrate vivid black British life and culture on screen.

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Block Party Cinema: The Film Club

Fancy joining one of the coolest clubs around? This April, Block Party Cinema x Pop Brixton launch ‘The Film Club’, a monthly cinema series of classic, thought provoking films and documentaries. The monthly pop up event will combine culturally impactful screenings with director Q&A’s, panel discussions, DJ’s, street food and in true BPC style – beanbag bouncing fun! Be a part of a community of fun, film lovers.

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“10 Years of African Odysseys: Black Films and White Power”

Thursday 24th May 2018 6:30 PM – 8: 00 PM @ Harris Westminster Sixth, Steel House, 11 Tothill Street, London SW1H 9LH ’10 Years of African Odysseys’ – is a course that focuses on Black Films and White Power. It will present the best films, ideas, Q&A, talks, interviews, and knowledge of ten years of African/Caribbean…

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“FUTURE FIRST” THE EMPOWERING SHORT FILM IS A LOVE LETTER TO BLACK WOMEN AND THEIR HAIR

The short film Future First (watch now on YouTube) is an artistic interpretation of a black girls response to cornrows being renamed as ‘boxer braids’. The empowering short film is a love letter to Black women, encourages black girls to reclaim their time, as society often tries to steal from us then decline us. It shows how…

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