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Interview with a Veteran

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Imperial War Museum 11am-2pm

Lambeth Road SE1

Tube: Lambeth North

Entry Free: first come first served

 
The general public are invited to view Saturday School pupils interview 84 year old Jamaican war veterans about their service in World War 2. The event will be filmed then placed on You tube
 
 

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World Premiere Saturday 9th April 2-5pm:

The Story of Lovers Rock 2-5pm  preceded by Blood Ah Go Run at 11am-1pm.

Part of 30 Years of Remembrance Events. Both screenings with Q and A with director.This film previously SOLD OUT the 450 Seat NFT1 at  a test screen on 11 November 2009. This is the final version directed by one of Britains finest  film-makers, Menelik Shabbaz.

BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road,London SE1 BFI Box Office: not open yet, join our  mailing list http://www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk/contact-us.html or Facebook Page www.facebook.com/blackhistorywalks to get notification when  tickets go on sale  

Further screenings at the 400 seat Coronet cinema, Notting Hill on Saturday the 16th April 2-5pm in association with In Celebration of Our Sisters tickets, £8.00 available right now,  but online only no sales on the door, from  http://www.wegottickets.com/event/108425)   

The STORY OF LOVERS ROCK  http://www.loversrockthefilm.com/ by Menelik Shabbaz (Burning an Illusion) is a feature length documentary that tells the story of a genre of reggae that was created in the UK. It was influential and very successful in the 70s and 80s and still lives on today. Along with the music came the dancing and fashion that created a unique brand of lifestyle. Inspired by female artists Lovers Rock was the first ‘girl power’ music in the UK at a time of heightened political tension and racism.

The film consists of memorable live performance (including Jean Adebambo before she sadly passed), interviews and light-hearted comedic memories that provides an untold portrait of the post Windrush generation.

Artists include: Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson, Maxi Priest, Michael Gordon, Sandra Cross. Also featured are comedians; Angie Le Mar, Eddie Nestor, Robbie Gee, Wayne Rollins & Glenda Jaxson. Interviews include Dr Lez Henry, Eddie Nestor, Linton Kwesi Johnson

  • Lovers Rock is part of the legacy of British musical history and deserves recognition as such. This film will bring attention to its contribution, relevant to all cultures.
  • The film provides an opportunity to revisit an era of the 70s and 80s and the contributions of the post Windrush generation to British culture.
  • It provides a chance for the younger generations to understand their parent’s struggles and contributions to life in Britain.
  • Help us to bring back the spiritual love into our community.
  • It’s one of the first films to be non–funded by Government and financed partly by the community it represents.
Blood Ah Go Run 11am-1pm plus Q and A with Menelik Shabbaz
 
Made in 1981 by Menelik Shabbaz this short film covers the New Cross Fire of January 1981 and the subsequent Black Peoples Day of Action when more than 20,000 people marched 12 miles from New Cross to Central London to protest against official indifference toward the  deaths of 13 young black people. It is a rare and classic documentary that has not often been shown on the big screen. The film will be followed by a question and answer Masterclass with director Menelik Shabbaz creator of Black
Film Festival and Black Filmmaker Magazine
 

30 Years of Remembrance/Resistance: a series of events organised by community groups to recognise the social, cultural, legal and political significance of the New Cross Fire, The Back Peoples Day of  Action  and the Brixton Uprisings which all took place in 1981.

2011 is also United Nations International Year for People of African Descent. For more details of the events listed below contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. more events to be added, check this page every 10 days


March 2  Wednesday
Black Peoples Day of Action: 30 Years On


Speakers: Professor Gus John, Menelik Shabbaz, Mavis Best, Mia Morris Dr Lez Henry ,Elder Hera Kuti speak on how the march was organised, the day itself and its effect upon Britain plus spoken word and screening of Blood Ah go Run
7-10pm 240 seat, Lewishan Civic Centre, Catford SE6 4RU Entry: Free

www.nubeyond.com, www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk  


March 11  Friday.  (Blak Friday with Nubeyond)
400 Years of Black British Civil Rights:


Speaker: Black History Walks presents interactive audio/visual evidence on the African presence in England  from 1596 onwards and how they fought for equality
7.30-10.30pm Positive Mental Attitude Community College, 26 Admiralty Close, Reginald Square, SE8 4SS www.pmacc.co.uk Entry: £8.00 waged, £5.00 Concessions

www.nubeyond.com, www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

March 19 Saturday

Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend

 

A brand new documentary on this reggae icon whose political lyrics inspired the black community through the 70’s and 80’s. His African consciousness and Rastafari teachings informed a new generation about Marcus Garvey, Paul Bogle and the spirit of resistance in the struggles against apartheid in Zimbabwe and the Sus laws in Brixton. Produced ny Esther Anderson and Gian Cody 11am-1pm at  BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road SE1. Tickets £7.00. Need to book in advance

www.bfi.org.uk www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk


 
March 25 Friday  (Blak Friday with Nubeyond)
400 Years of Black Women Resistance Fighters
 

 

International women's day is  8 March 2011
Speaker: Black History Walks presents  45 unheralded  black women from around the world and their contribution to world history. Generals, spies, politicians, ,astronauts, community leaders, women you’ve never heard of are revealed and given their true place in history
7.30-10.30pm Positive Mental Attitude Community College,26 Admiralty Close, Reginald Square, SE8 4SS www.pmacc.co.uk Entry: £8.00 waged, £5.00 unwaged

www.nubeyond.com www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

 

April 9  Saturday                                                                                                                      

Blood Ah Go Run plus Masterclass with Director Menelik Shabbaz


Classic footage  of the Black Peoples Day of Action March 2nd 1981 the biggest political action by African/Caribbean people

there has ever been when 20,000 marched from New Cross to Central London dealing with police brutality and Fleet street journalists that spat on them and gave Nazi salutes. Plus extended interview on grassroots film-making, political activism and the way forward   11am-1pm at 450 seat BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road SE1.                                                     Tickets £7.00. Need to book in advance

www.bfi.org.uk www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk



 

April 9  Saturday                                                                                                                       

The Story of Lovers Rock plus Q & A with Menelik Shabbaz

The premiere screening of the only documentary on Lovers Rock. At a time when BBC refused to play reggae on the radio and nightclubs had an open ban on black people, Lovers Rock provided sounds and lyrics to uplift the soul against the oppression. It was the glue that kept the black community alive through decades of official government abuse. Reggae Britannia recently sold out and when the Lovers Rock section came on the crowd went wild . Directed by Menelik Shabbaz   2-5pm at 450 seat BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road SE.  Tickets £7.00. Need to book in advance                                                      

www.bfi.org.uk www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

April 15 Friday (Blak Friday with Nubeyond)
Sound Systems as Cultural  Resistance

Speaker: Dr Lez Henry on how black music was used to inform and liberate in 1980’s Britain. Black people were banned from clubs and black promoters found it hard to get venues. The solution , mobile sound systems which would move around London playing particular beats and lyrics that kept the community alive and informed
7.30-10.30pm Positive Mental Attitude Community College,26 Admiralty Close, Reginald Square, SE8 4SS www.pmacc.co.uk
Entry: £8.00 waged, £5.00 concessions                                                   

www.nubeyond.com www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk


 
April 29th Friday (Blak Friday with Nubeyond)
Topic: The Infinity of black history


Speaker Paul Obinna creator of the 8000 year African timeline www.hogarth-black.com
7.30-10.30pm Positive Mental Attitude Community College,26 Admiralty Close, Reginald Square, SE8 4SS www.pmacc.co.uk
Entry £8.00 waged, £5.00 unwaged
www.nubeyond.com www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk  



May 13th Friday (Blak Friday with Nubeyond)
30 years of Mental Health  

Speaker: Matilda Macattram Director of Black Mental Health UK www.blackmentalhealth.org.uk on attitudes and realities then and now. Many young black people in the 1980’s were misdiagnosed and sectioned in institutions while overdosed with drugs. Picking or washing rice was seen as mentally deficient at the same time the pressure of dealing with racism  drove some people insane.
7.30-10.30pm Positive Mental Attitude Community College, 26 Admiralty Close, Reginald Square, SE8 4SS www.pmacc.co.uk
Entry £8.00 waged, £5.00 unwaged
www.nubeyond.com www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

 
May 27 Friday ( Blak Friday with Nubeyond)
The Haitian Revolution

Speaker: Panyin Aikins on the details, effects and legacy of the revolution. Putting the uprising in its international context of Tunisia in 2011.
7.30-10.30pm Positive Mental Attitude Community College, 26 Admiralty Close, Reginald Square, SE8 4SS www.pmacc.co.uk
Entry £8.00 waged,£5.00 unwaged www.nubeyond.com,www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

 

June 10 ( Blak Friday with Nubeyond)                                                                  

Soweto Uprising 1976/Brixton Uprisings 1981

Speaker: Dr Kimani Nehusi on youth resistance, reasons and comparisons
7.30-10.30pm Positive Mental Attitude Community College, 26 Admiralty Close, Reginald Square, SE8 4SS www.pmacc.co.uk
Entry : £8.00 waged, £5.00 unwaged                                                     www.nubeyond.com, www.blackhistoywalks.co.uk

 

June 17 Thursday                                                                                                    

The Sybil Phoenix Story & the Soweto Uprising.

The first black woman to receive an MBE on how she set up the first black youth club (Moonshot) in the 1970’s, which played such an important role in the New Cross Fire response and the Black Peoples Day of Action
Speaker: Sybil Phoenix and others
7-10pm at 240 seat Lewishan Civic Centre, Catford SE6 4RU
Entry : Free                                                                                        www.nubeyond.com, www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

 

October 2011 Date to be announced

Burning an Illusion 30 years on The classic British film directed by Menelik Shabbaz will be treated to a Gala performance and review with stars from the film reflecting on its impact and comparing life then to life now. Venue 450 seat BFI Southbank. www.bfi.org.uk www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

Further events to be announced. Check this page for details in 10 days time

This initiative is supported by ..

Nubeyond www.nubeyond.com

Positive Mental Attitude Community College www.pmacc.co.uk

Lewisham Black Staff Forum

Nubian Jak www.nubianjak.com

Black History Walks www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

Well Placed Consultancy www.black-history-month.co.uknd the rain ne
 
 
 
 



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Fibroids and Women of African descent.

Thursday 2 June 7-9pm (arrive early) 

Science Museums Dana Centre , Science Museum,165 Queens Gate, London SW5:

Tube: South Kensington/Gloucester Roadon  District/Circle.Piccadilly line

Entry: Free only if you book in advance over 18's only

                0207 942 4040         or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 www.danacentre.org.uk   event arranged by www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

Plus Q &A. Black women are more likely to suffer from fibroids and they find that they are often referred to hysterectomy (removal of the womb) as the only option. Following on from our Breast Cancer events by popular demand we present a session on Fibroids: issues and options. Date and time to be announced. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 

Uterine fibroids (singular Uterine Fibroma) are benign tumors which grow from the muscle layers of the uterus. They are the most common benign neoplasm in females. Often asymptomatic, they cause symptoms in about 25% of white and 50% of black women [1]. Uterine fibroids often do not require treatment, but when they are problematic, they may be treated surgically or with medication — possible interventions include a hysterectomy, hormonal therapy, a myomectomy, or uterine artery embolization. Estrogen receptors on uterine fibroids cause fibroids to be larger in reproductive years and shrink dramatically in size after a woman passes through menopause. Uterine fibroids are more common in overweight women and women of African descent. 

At one time it was standard procedure to recommend hysteroctomy  (removal  of the womb) but there are other treatments. We will hear experiences of women who had fibroids and dealt with them viasurgery. We will also hear from a woman who got rid of a 10lb fibroid by dieting and from a consultant gynaecologist.The Dana Centre is open only to those aged 18 or over. Arrive early to get your seat. The cafe will be open

 

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Sunday 27th February 2011 3.00-7.00pm prompt start

 

Venue: Lost Theatre 208 Wandsworth Road, SW8 2JU 

Tube:   Stockwell (10 mins walk)

Map http://losttheatre.co.uk/gettinghere/gettinghere 

Admission: £7.00 per person

www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk   

The original 3.5 hour event repeated by popular demand with African Superhero dvds for sale on the day and interviews with animators and directors

African Superheroes: Many  artists are making up for the severe lack of positive images of black people in animated films and comics. This animation festival for 6-60 year olds, will feature a variety of African-themed cartoons which tell tales of; Magical Nigerian women warriors, Anansi the West African Folk Hero, The story of Ogun and Oshun, Teenage black superheroes and more

 

Extract from review  by Toyin Agbetu of Ligali.

'..Surprisingly one of the best set pieces was a breakdown of the use of African culture including our dance and music traditions. The historical narrative provided  was both insightful and entertaining. The width of the section presented was breathtaking from tap dance to capoeira. In closing, guest animators were invited to share details of some of the challenges faced by artists and announce projects in production such as the exciting

Anokyes Sword It is not often a community event makes history. This one, which engaged adult and child alike through the world of animation and

African Superheroes Day is a first that should be celebrated, and then repeated

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Next Date Sat 21st May 3-6pm

Secret Hideout near London Bridge, send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for secret password and invitation

Admission Adults £7.00. Under 15 £5.00

    

www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk   

African Superhero dvds for sale on the day

African Superheroes: Many  artists are making up for the severe lack of positive images of black people in animated films and comics. This animation festival for 6-60 year olds, will feature a variety of African-themed cartoons which tell tales of; Magical Nigerian women warriors, Anansi the West African Folk Hero, The story of Ogun and Oshun, Teenage black superheroes and more

 

Extract from review  by Toyin Agbetu of Ligali.

'..Surprisingly one of the best set pieces was a breakdown of the use of African culture including our dance and music traditions. The historical narrative provided  was both insightful and entertaining. The width of the section presented was breathtaking from tap dance to capoeira. In closing, guest animators were invited to share details of some of the challenges faced by artists and announce projects in production such as the exciting Anokyes Sword

It is not often a community event makes history. This one, which engaged adult and child alike through the world of animation and African Superheroes Day is a first that should be celebrated, and then repeated

 

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