Trpoical Island ‘Carnival’ Red carpet Movie Premiere

Sunday 4 September 12pm

A cinematic experience of sun, sea, sand and salsa! A brand new, original animated children’s film set on a tropical island.Tropical Island “Carnival” Movie Premiere – A Red Carpet Event Starring Monty Mango, Su Su Pineapple and Bernie Banana

Buy your ticket and come on a fun filled ‘holiday’ in a cinematic experience of sun, sea, sand and salsa! A brand new, original animated children’s film set on a fictional tropical island. You get to visit and join-in the interactive fun and storyline. Tropical Island is based on the popular live theatre show and co-produced BBC TV puppet show – which many of adult fans watched when they were young. This show will have you singing and dancing in the cinema aisles – so dress to impress and win prizes!

Entertainment:

• Red carpet movie premiere

• Free gift from Tropical Island

• Prizes and competitions!

• Music and sing-a-long interactive fun

• Smiles, laughter and comedy

• Character hair bundle packs with Luster Pink, S-Curl and Pink Kids competitions for all the family

• Unique merchandise will be available

NB we have a limited amount of adult tickets from this site but if you want multiple adult/child and/or family tickets please contact Phoenix cinema directly 020 8444 6789

This is an interactive session and part of a six month series of Phoenix Family Fun Sundays, Black history events which will include:

Pilots of the Caribbean, Tuskegee Airmen and Heroes of African Heritage. The story before the Windrush! Adventure with the real Top Guns of the past!

Sunday 25 September 12pm

A cinematic experience of rare archive footage and heroic stories of Black fighter/bomber pilots, navigators and air crew of World War 2 and talks to coincide with the Battle of Britain month.

The Caribbean, African and African-African American contribution in the 1940’s against the background of World War 2 is consistently over-looked and under-represented. This two-hour, multi-media presentation will entertain and highlight the stories of their achievements. Fighting for freedom and democracy, their outstanding bravery and sacrifice helped re-shape the world and left a lasting legacy.

See:

  • Unreleased and archive footage of their exploits
  • Details of the missions, aircraft they flew and where they served
  • Learn what was happening in the Caribbean, America and Africa at the outbreak and during the war and why without these heroes the war could not have been won!
  • Get further resources and websites that tell these stories

Entertainment:

  • Music and fashion these heroes took around the world
  • An officer and a gentleman – a warrior and a lady. Hair style and flair of the 1940’s
  • Win free hair products! Luster Pink, S-Curl and Pink Kids competitions for all the family
  • Unique merchandise will be available

Adults and children will equally be astounded! We will also detail the numerous Black Royal Air Force veterans who provided leadership for a variety of Black British Civil Rights groups in post war Britain as referenced in the new Pearson Migration GCSE exam text book for schools. After defeating Hitler’s Nazi German tyranny, many of these RAF heroes also led the independence movement to break the colonial hold of the British Empire on their countries.

Directors Cut – Raising Tennis Aces: Richard, Venus & Serena Williams Story –

20th Anniversary Red Carpet Event. Sunday 9th October 12pm -2pm

This is the real story told by the real family. Long before the award-winning King Richard movie starring Will Smith , this officially authorised film shows what it was like to live with the Williams family and gives a deep insight into the sporting phenomenon of the two champion tennis stars and their father’s unrelenting vision of success. Original never-before-seen footage and interviews and a powerful insight through training with their father Richard Williams and his philosophy. You will get a detailed view and understanding into the lives of the sport superstars and their and previously unknown background. Plus, Q&A with producer/director Terry Jervis.

Features:

  • New unreleased and archive footage
  • Behind-the-scenes details of their training
  • Discover the real Richard Williams and his new book
  • Learn why Venus and Serena made defiant statements with their hair
  • Unique merchandise and Luster Pink, S-Curl and Pink Kids hair products

Cinema Comic-Con Experience! Part One

The Mighty World of Marvel: The Road to Black Panther 2

Sunday 23rd October: 12pm – 2.30pm

Do you realise Black Panther is one of the most successful films of all time? As the second movie approaches this is a chance to learn what goes on behind the scenes and meet the people from the movie, TV and comic book industry.

Experience:

  • A look into the history of Marvel Studios and Black Panther’s comic book origins with producer & director Terry Jervis – who started in comics and has worked with Marvel.Disney, DC, Warner’s, Titan Publishing and Forbidden Planet.
  • Tony Warner from Black History Walks will reveal the numerous Black Panther film references to real African history and mythology
  • Interactive audio-visual presentation, using photos, art and trailers from the movie alongside quotes and interviews from the director, actors and writers

This will be the most amazing comic-con style cinema experience where you get to learn about the business of this multi-billion-dollar creative industry and see the origins and true stories behind some of the most popular characters.

Entertainment:

  • Meet creatives; writers, artists, producers, directors, stylists, fashion designers, special effects and many more roles which go into making a movie
  • Movie hair styling with Luster’s Pink, S-Curl and Pink Kids
  • Exclusive superhero merchandise – only at C3
  • Comic books and collectibles
  • Prizes and competitions
  • Food and drinks available

C3 – Cinema Comic-Con Experience! Part Two

The Mighty World of Marvel: The Road to Black Panther 2

Sunday 30th October: 12pm – 2.30pm

The value of comic book characters is more than just millions of dollars a rare or signed comic book is worth.

In this second part of C3 we look how the creative industries and science have been inspired by comic book heroes; the men and women who have given hope and escapism to generations of children and adults. This is a combination of screenings and interactive talks.

Experience:

  • A look into the history of Marvel Studios and Black Panther’s comic book origins with producer & director Terry Jervis – who started in comics and has worked with Marvel.Disney, DC, Warner’s, Titan Publishing and Forbidden Planet.
  • Tony Warner from Black History Walks will reveal the Black Panther film references to real African history and mythology
  • Interactive audio-visual presentation, using photos, art and trailers from the movie alongside quotes and interviews from the director, actors and writers

This will be the most amazing comic-con style cinema experience where you get to learn about the business of this multi-billion-dollar creative industry and see the origins and true stories behind some of the most popular characters.

Entertainment:

  • Meet creatives; writers, artists, producers, directors, stylists, fashion designers, special effects and many more roles which go into making a movie
  • Movie hair styling with Luster’s Pink, S-Curl and Pink Kids
  • Exclusive superhero merchandise – only at C3
  • Comic books and collectibles
  • Prizes and competitions
  • Food and drinks available

Ancient Egypt Spectacular – 100th Anniversary Tutankhamen Discovery & Spirit of the Pharaoh Adventure

Sunday 20th November 12pm -2pm

Animated movie, TV show and documentary Ancient Egypt has inspired popular culture and countless movies and TV shows such as Stargate, The Mummy, Scorpion King, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Dr Who, Battlestar Galactica and many more. Were they aliens or visitors from another planet? No, they were Africans from various parts of the region drawn to Nile which helped to build this great civilisation and the pyramids.

Discover who the real Ancient Egyptians were and are today. Learn about the Tutankhamen and the many other pharaohs. This screening promises to be highly entertaining!

Exclusive screening! You will see the world’s first video game featuring a black superhero character with Spirit of the Pharaoh and Into the Oasis; the first Ancient Egyptian inspired TV entertainment and game show.

Entertainment featuring:

  • Music from Gabrielle,Maxi Priest, Janet and Michael Jackson’s sister Rebbie Jackson and dancehall DJ rhythms from Soul ll Soul’s Funky Dredd label
  • The world’s first commercial superhero 3D VR video game with Spirit of the Pharaoh
  • Comedy from The Real McCoy’s Mr. Fraser goes on an Ancient Egyptian ‘love island’ blind date with an Egyptian queen
  • Boris “The Living Mummy” (not the current Prime Minister) and Sonya Saul

Spirit of the Pharaoh:

  • Classic animated movie feature
  • The story behind the graphic novel
  • How the movie will be made
  • New discoveries in Egypt
  • Tony Warner from Black History Walks links the book and film to Ancient Egyptian mythology
  • Discover the beauty techniques and hair-styles of Ancient Egyptians with Luster Pink, S-Curl and Pink Kids hair products
  • Unique merchandise on sale

You will get an insight and understanding into the lives of Ancient Egyptians with entertainment. Plus, Q&A with producer/director Terry Jervis.

STARRSHIP – H.O.P.E Has Arrived

Space Entertainment & Discovery Spectacular Created by Terry Jervis – Powered by Rolls-Royce

Sunday 4th & 11th December 12pm -2pm

If you are fascinated by space and the heavens then join this music, speech and visually entertaining journey on board the Rolls-Royce STARRSHIP H.O.P.E. (Human Outer Planetary Explorer). 4 years ago, Terry Jervis created a project on behalf of the Royal Air Force to look to the future of air and space. He came up with an idea for a spacecraft initiative which launched Rolls-Royce into space business as one of the world’s premier engineering industries.

Amazing discoveries are being made all of the time and much of the technology we use today came from the space programme. What makes this experience unique is that we will take a look at ourselves – who are we and as we explore what aspects of us will we take to other planets and new worlds if we cannot solve the problems on this one?

Earth, as far as we have physically explored, is unique and has life in abundance. Space offers us the opportunity to look at ourselves and explore of world further. This cinema experience looks outwards and inwards and highlights some fundamental issues and provides hopeful solutions.

Exclusive screening! You will see the Rolls-Royce STARRSHIP for the first time in full 3D VFX and experience the journey.

Entertainment featuring:

  • NASA and ESA real satellite footage
  • Discover astonishing facts about our planet, solar system and the universe
  • Discover Black scientists, engineers, astronauts and the history with space with Tony Warner from Black History Walks
  • Music from Rebel in a Suit
  • Talks from leading scientists
  • Special STARRSHIP/Rolls-Royce merchandise

You will get an insight and understanding into the STARRSHIP with Rolls-Royce. Plus, Q&A with its creator, producer/director Terry Jervis.

Other coming events from Black History Walks

  • Black History River Cruise
  • Black History Bus Tour

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It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it for all

A brisk, informative stroll through the heart of the British Empire. Our cheerful and intellectually generous tour guide, led us through narrow alleyways and past Roman ruins, within halls constructed by powerful guilds; in the process, he revealed to us both the many layers of British history and the often unacknowledged cultural multiplicity at its core. The tour was exciting, informative and allowed everyone across age, interest, and temperament to participate and learn. It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it for all.

Professor Caroline Brown, University of Montreal, Canada

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T11:38:44+01:00

Professor Caroline Brown, University of Montreal, Canada

A brisk, informative stroll through the heart of the British Empire. Our cheerful and intellectually generous tour guide, led us through narrow alleyways and past Roman ruins, within halls constructed by powerful guilds; in the process, he revealed to us both the many layers of British history and the often unacknowledged cultural multiplicity at its core. The tour was exciting, informative and allowed everyone across age, interest, and temperament to participate and learn. It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it for all.

A truly inspiring day

A truly inspiring day, filled with information I may have NEVER been aware of, if it was not for attending this walk. The friendly intellectually amazing tour guide relayed facts that I would have had to research for months to be aware of. I would URGE any and everyone, of all ages to attend - a great, fun, educational day out.

Isschara Maxine, London

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T11:44:18+01:00

Isschara Maxine, London

A truly inspiring day, filled with information I may have NEVER been aware of, if it was not for attending this walk. The friendly intellectually amazing tour guide relayed facts that I would have had to research for months to be aware of. I would URGE any and everyone, of all ages to attend - a great, fun, educational day out.

Extremely informative and made it seem all really relevant

I just wanted to let you know that the students REALLY enjoyed the tour yesterday. I polled them in class and everyone overwhelmingly had positive things to say. They particularly enjoyed how you incorporated modern day information into the tour. They said it was extremely informative and made it seem all really relevant. And today it was great listening to them as they walked around central London, noticing some of the things you'd pointed out. So, your work was very well received. Well done and thank you!

Lori Tharps, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Journalism, Temple University, USA

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T12:12:20+01:00

Lori Tharps, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Journalism, Temple University, USA

I just wanted to let you know that the students REALLY enjoyed the tour yesterday. I polled them in class and everyone overwhelmingly had positive things to say. They particularly enjoyed how you incorporated modern day information into the tour. They said it was extremely informative and made it seem all really relevant. And today it was great listening to them as they walked around central London, noticing some of the things you'd pointed out. So, your work was very well received. Well done and thank you!

Best element of the trip

You may hear this often, but many of my students named your tour as the best element of the trip last time.

Nancy Comerau, Assistant Professor of English, Ohio Wesleyan University, USA

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T12:28:53+01:00

Nancy Comerau, Assistant Professor of English, Ohio Wesleyan University, USA

You may hear this often, but many of my students named your tour as the best element of the trip last time.

Absolutely brilliant lecture and walk yesterday

Absolutely brilliant lecture and walk yesterday. Students were really energized. Thanks so much.

Bill Mullen, Professor of English and American Studies, Purdue University, USA

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T13:27:53+01:00

Bill Mullen, Professor of English and American Studies, Purdue University, USA

Absolutely brilliant lecture and walk yesterday. Students were really energized. Thanks so much.

A rich and detailed learning experience

Our guide's encyclopedic knowledge of the area, and his passion for black history, made for a rich and detailed learning experience. He was friendly and engaging, frequently involving the students in dialogue and relating his points to places and subjects that are familiar to them. The students were fascinated throughout and learned a great deal. We recommend this tour most highly!

Rebecca Whisnant, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Dayton, USA

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T13:28:21+01:00

Rebecca Whisnant, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Dayton, USA

Our guide's encyclopedic knowledge of the area, and his passion for black history, made for a rich and detailed learning experience. He was friendly and engaging, frequently involving the students in dialogue and relating his points to places and subjects that are familiar to them. The students were fascinated throughout and learned a great deal. We recommend this tour most highly!

The children talk about it for a long time afterwards

I would really like to book two black history walk dates around St Pauls and the Barbican for our two year 6 classes. We have done them for the last two years and the children always learn such a lot and talk about it for a long time afterwards.

Helen Davies, Head of Year 6, John Scurr School, Tower Hamlets

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T13:29:08+01:00

Helen Davies, Head of Year 6, John Scurr School, Tower Hamlets

I would really like to book two black history walk dates around St Pauls and the Barbican for our two year 6 classes. We have done them for the last two years and the children always learn such a lot and talk about it for a long time afterwards.

I could not have asked for a better supplement to my Sociology course on race, identity, and culture

Thank you for organizing a wonderful walking tour for my students. You are incredibly knowledgeable, and it was such a joy to hear your take on things. The students loved this field trip. You did an excellent job relating the history, culture, and social contributions of Black and Afro-Caribbean people in a fun and lively way while still emphasizing the seriousness and importance of this often overlooked aspect of British life. I could not have asked for a better supplement to my Sociology course on race, identity, and culture. I really appreciate you helping make the class so special and look forward to arranging another.

William Force, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Western New England University

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T13:31:05+01:00

William Force, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Western New England University

Thank you for organizing a wonderful walking tour for my students. You are incredibly knowledgeable, and it was such a joy to hear your take on things. The students loved this field trip. You did an excellent job relating the history, culture, and social contributions of Black and Afro-Caribbean people in a fun and lively way while still emphasizing the seriousness and importance of this often overlooked aspect of British life. I could not have asked for a better supplement to my Sociology course on race, identity, and culture. I really appreciate you helping make the class so special and look forward to arranging another.

Engaging, moving, will keep you asking more questions.

What an amazing tour! It completely moved me to rethink the intricate web of social, economic and political relations that characterize British imperial rule and racial politics. Engaging, moving, will keep you asking more questions. The best way to get to know London.

Alai Reyes-Santos, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T13:32:29+01:00

Alai Reyes-Santos, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon

What an amazing tour! It completely moved me to rethink the intricate web of social, economic and political relations that characterize British imperial rule and racial politics. Engaging, moving, will keep you asking more questions. The best way to get to know London.

Nothing but positive feedback

The audience and the panellists had some incredibly positive feedback about your presentation. It went down so well and was an brilliant combination of information, revelation and humour. There were also a number of attendees whose firms or companies had organised a Black History Walk with yourself and also had nothing but positive feedback

Sharon Takhar, Origin Network, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Black History Walks
5
2020-08-19T16:34:16+01:00

Sharon Takhar, Origin Network, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

The audience and the panellists had some incredibly positive feedback about your presentation. It went down so well and was an brilliant combination of information, revelation and humour. There were also a number of attendees whose firms or companies had organised a Black History Walk with yourself and also had nothing but positive feedback
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