‘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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FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! ‘Carnival Queen’

Saturday 14th July 2018, 9:30 PM @ The Kings Head Theatre, 115 Upper St, Islington, London N1 1QN   Enter the world of carnival, where masked figures weave the extraordinary tale of Claudia Jones, the woman who brought the spirit of Caribbean carnival to the UK. Blurring the lines of time, politics and race, ‘Carnival…

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** 3 Days Left ** ‘Notes From the Field’: Conceived, Written and Performed by Anna Deavere Smith

NOW until Saturday 23rd June 2018 @ The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS Drawn from interviews with more than 250 students, parents, teachers and staff caught up in America’s poverty to prison pipeline, Anna Deavere Smith Obie-Award-winning solo performance shines a light on a lost generation of American youth and exposes a…

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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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‘Shebeen’ drama on stage: starring Karl Collins and Martina Laird

Wednesday 20th June – Saturday 7th July 2018, 7.30 PM @ Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN   ‘It’s a hot and humid summer in 1958 St Anns, Nottingham. Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march. Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose…

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘KING IN CONCERT – THE MUSICAL’ BY MARTIN SMITH: starring Sharon D. Clarke and Cedric Neal – performed by London Musical Theatre Orchestra

Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July 2018 @ The Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ   A new concert staging of King, the musical about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, is to open at Hackney Empire, in the 50th anniversary year of the legend’s death. This year marks 50 years since…

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‘Love Hour + Real Comedians of Social Media’ by KevOnStage

Saturday June 30th 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM @ Elim Church Leytonstone, Hainault Road, London E11 1EL ‘Love Hour’ (Relationship Seminar) 6 – 7:30 PM ‘The Love Hour’ is a live discussion on love, relationships, and happiness. Based on the podcast “The Love Hour” Kevin and Melissa Fredericks will spend an hour and half talking about…

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Winsome Pinnock’s revival of’ the award-winning play ‘Leave Taking’ is back!

Thursday May 24th – Saturday June 30th 2018, 7.30 PM @ The Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8LJ Winsome Pinnock’s award-winning drama about a second-generation immigrant family was first staged at Liverpool Playhouse in 1987. Now, it’s back in a revival directed by Bush Theatre boss Madani Younis. It’s the story of…

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“NINE NIGHT” A funny and intense drama set around the edges of a Jamaican wake

Now until May 26th 2018, 7.30 PM @ The National Theatre, Dorfman, London SE1 9PX As the Windrush generation continue to dominate headlines, a timely new play at the National Theatre invites us into the traditions, tensions and triumphs of a Jamaican family in London. (Read more about the Windrush scandal here: https://meetingofmindsuk.uk/2018/04/18/children-of-the-windrush-generation-rushed-out-of-the-uk/ / https://meetingofmindsuk.uk/2018/05/11/ss-empire-the-commonwealth-and-the-windrush-scandal-1948-2018-presented-by-kwaku/ ) ‘Nine Night‘ is…

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“RANDOM / GENERATIONS” A double bill of plays by the Award Winning Playwright and Director Debbie Tucker Green

Saturday 4th May – Saturday 2nd June 2018, @ Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6AP This blistering play, told through the eyes of a young woman, explores the unbearable sense of loss felt by a family faced with a catastrophic and random act. In the cradle of their South African family,…

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“MFest” – The first UK festival dedicated to the literature, culture and ideas of Black British Muslim Communities

With more than 25 events running from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th April 2018 at The British Library and P21 Gallery, MFest provides a unique platform in the centre of London for emerging and established writers, performers and artists to present their works and bring together Britain’s incredibly varied Muslim population.

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“CAFE SOCIETY SWING” THE LIVE SHOW!

Tuesday 5th – Saturday 16th June 2018, 7:30 PM @ The Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN Written by Alex Webb, Cafe Society Swing: The Live Show is an acclaimed production which tells the true story of the first racially integrated jazz club in New York – Cafe Society, which opened in…

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“FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY – AWARD WINNING STAND UP AND THE DAILY SHOW HOST TREVOR NOAH RETURNS TO THE UK”

 Saturday 19th May 2018 6:30 PM @ The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX Award-winning stand-up Trevor Noah, the most successful comedian in Africa and host of the Emmy® Award-winning The Daily Show in the United States, will be returning to the UK for one night at The O2 Arena, on Saturday 19 May 2018. As the South…

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“WAHALA COMEDY CLASH: JAMAICA Vs AFRICA”

Saturday 5th May 2018, 6:00 PM @ The Indigo 02 Arena, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX The most successful urban comedy show the UK has ever seen returns to the prestigious Indigo O2 Arena for another night of belly busting comedy and entertainment. Once again two teams do battle live on stage to find out who is…

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“COAT”: THE NEW MESMERISING PLAY – BY THE AWARD WINNING PLAYWRIGHT YOMI SODE

Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th April, 2018, Show starts 8:00 PM @ The Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill London SW11 5TN ‘I don’t know my grandparents names, how embarrassing is that. But I can name all of Kanye’s albums’ Picture this: Nigeria. A grandmother passes. London. A son cooks a pot of stew for his…

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*** NOT TO BE MISSED *** “MISTY by ARINZE KENE” – A BUSH THEATER PRODUCTION

28th March – 21st April 2018 @ The Bush Theater, 7 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8LJ – TICKETS FROM £10 Arinzé Kene is a star in the making – who delivers an epic, lyrical journey through the pulsating heart and underground soul of inner city London. An inventive blend of gig theatre, spoken…

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“SANKARA THE PLAY: THE RISE AND FALL OF AN AFRICAN HERO”

Tuesday 20th March – Saturday 14th April 2018. Show times 7:30pm @ The Cockpit Theater, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH The life and death of the unforgettable African hero Thomas Sankara takes the stage in London in a play that marries politics, economics and African dancing in a subversive mix. Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” inspires the unforgettable epic…

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