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The New Black Film Collective
Various Cinema’s | Black History Month Oct 2016

The New Black Film Collective 2016 Black History Month Programme

Jungle Fever              20 Oct Dir. Spike Lee *25th Anniversary*
A United Kingdom     24 Oct Dir. Amma Asante – See review
Chi-Raq                       27 Oct Dir. Spike Lee
Othello                        27 Oct Dir. Oliver Parker
Tempest                      30 Oct  Dir. Julie Taymor
O                                  23 Nov Dir. Tim Blake Nelson *15th Anniversary*

More information Here


FADoubleGOT
Camden People’s Theatre | 18 – 19 Oct 2016

Inspired by a black gay experience, this autobiographical piece focuses on the ups and downs of pride and self-loathing. Through storytelling, spoken word and live art, Jamal Gerald develops the courage to tell his story of how he learned to celebrate his individuality, by embracing the slurs that were thrown his way, and how to wear labels without shame.

Performances 19:15
Tickets £12:00

Camden People’s Theatre
58-60 Hampstead Road
NW1 2PY
020 7419 4841


The Hotel Cerise
Theatre Royal Stratford East | 20 Oct – 12 Nov 2016

By Bonnie Greer Inspired by Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.

While, America’s first black president his set to end his eight years in office, Anita Mountjoy risks losing her family’s beloved hotel and cherry orchard.

Bonnie Greer’s new play is T he Hotel Cerise.  It is was a famous retreat for middle-class black people during the time of segregation. It’s a landmark and symbol: a place where Black America once felt welcome and safe.

Are the family keepers of its proud history or simply trapped by its ghosts?

Stars include Ellen Thomas and Angela Wynter

Performances: 19:30
Previews: £12/£15 (20 – 24 Oct)
Sat eves £12 – £25
All other shows £12 – £22
Tickets from £12:00

Theatre Royal Stratford East
Gerry Raffles Square
London E15 1BN
Box Office 020 8534 0310


RumFest
ILEC Conference Centre | 22 – 23 Oct 2016

The tenth anniversary of the RumFest will showcase over 400 of the most diverse rums from across the globe as well as a few unique treasures.

Features include intimate seminars hosted by industry aficionados, mouth-watering food from all over the world, holiday giveaways and live music and dancing during our “Carnival Hour”!

Tickets From £39.50

ILEC Conference Centre
Ibis Hotel
47 Lillie Rd
London
SW6 1UD
0208 351 2315
info@rumfest.co.uk


Father Comes Home for The Wars Part 1,2, & 3
Royal Court Theatre | To 22 Oct 2016

“Seems like the worth of a colored man, once he’s made free, is less than his worth when he’s a slave.”

Three short plays performed together

West Texas, 1862. Hero, a slave, is promised his freedom if he joins his master in the ranks of the Confederacy against the Union. In a nation at war with itself, he must work against those striving to abolish slavery.

The family he leaves behind debates whether to escape or await his return, and they fear that for Hero, freedom is an empty promise that may come at a great.
Performances 7.30 pm
Tickets from £10

Royal Court Theatre
Sloane Square
London SW1W 8AS
020 7565 5000


The Nest
Young Vic | 28 – 31 Oct 2016

Parents-to-be Kurt and Martha just want the best for their baby. They’re not afraid of hard work – the latest buggy doesn’t come cheap. But when Kurt’s boss offers him a chance to make some easy money with a mysterious side job, his rashness catches up with him.

Performances 19:45 & 14.45pm

Tickets from £10

Young Vic
66 The Cut
Waterloo SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922


Girls
Soho Theatre | To 29 Oct 2016

Regular girls. Explosive World

Three girls. Best friends forever. All the big issues: love, sex and religion.  Then they’re kidnapped from home!  Their world is turned upside down. Hope and despair blur, jokes and fights become one, and the only hashtag that matters now is survival.

A funny and fiercely passionate new play about enduring friendship, the power of imagination and the stories behind the headlines that quickly become yesterday’s news.

Performances 21:00
Tickets £10:00

Soho Theatre Company
21 Dean Street
W1D 3NE
Box Office 020 7478 0100


The Mountaintop
Young Vic | To 29 Oct 2016

Set during the height of America’s Civil Rights Movement, Katori Hall’s sharp and powerful play confronts the legend and his legacy. Are we free or do we live in a world of false liberation?

An intimate look into the quieter moments of King’s life, The Mountaintop chips away at the myth of the great man to expose his fears about his family, his country and the ever-looming threat of a violent death.

Performances 19:45 & 14.45pm

Tickets from £15

Young Vic
66 The Cut
Waterloo SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922


A Man Of Good Hope
Young Vic | To 12 Nov 2016

Asad is a young Somali refugee with a painful past, miraculously good luck and a brilliant head for business. After years in a refugee camp and then learning to hustle in the streets of Ethiopia, he sets off for the promised land of South Africa. But when he arrives, he discovers the violent reality of life in the townships – and his adventures begin.

Asad’s story is told through song and dance.
Music by the critically-acclaimed South African Isango Ensemble

Performances: 19:30 & 14:30

Tickets from £10

Young Vic
66 The Cut
Waterloo SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922


The Red Barn
Lyttelton Theatre | To 19 Nov 2016

A psychological thriller set in a New England farmhouse.

On their way back from a party, two couples struggle home through the snow. Not everyone arrives safely…

Performances: 19:30 & 14:15

Tickets £26 – £60

National Theatre
Upper Ground
South Bank
SE1 9PX
020 7452 3000


Pigeon English
Ambassadors Theatre | To 22 Nov 2016

Pigeon English looks at the sometimes harsh reality of adulthood in modern-day Britain. Inspired by one of the most compelling events in modern history.

In the shadows of concrete, high-rises, eleven-year-old Harri is walking a tightrope towards manhood. Events quickly spiral out of his control and the world will never be the same again.

Running time 90 minutes
Performances 19:30 & 14:30

Tickets from £17.50

Ambassadors Theatre
West Street
WC2H 9ND
020 73955


Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds
British Museum | To 27 Nov 2016

Vanished beneath the waters of the Mediterranean, the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus lay at the mouth of the Nile. Thonis-Heracleion was one of Egypt’s most important commercial centres for trade with the Mediterranean world and, with Canopus, was a major centre for the worship of the Egyptian gods. Their surprising discovery is transforming our understanding of the deep connections between the great ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece.

Preserved and buried under the sea for over a thousand years, the beautiful objects in the exhibition range from great colossal statues to intricate gold jewellery. Sacred offerings and ritual objects reveal the cult of Osiris – the god of the underworld who held the promise of eternal life. They tell stories of political power and popular belief, myth, and migration, gods, and kings. Journey through centuries of encounters between two celebrated cultures, meeting iconic historical figures such as Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, Hadrian and Antinous on the way.

Entry 10.00 – 17.30
Adults £16.50, under 16s free

Tickets £16.50

44 Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG


One Night In Miami…
Donmar Theatre | To 03 Dec 2016

Before they were icons, they were friends.

25 February 1964: 22-year-old Cassius Clay (soon to become Muhammad Ali) has just won the world heavyweight boxing title. Instead of hitting the town, he chooses to celebrate in a Miami hotel room with three close friends – activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and American football star Jim Brown.

This fictional account of a real night imagines what might have happened in that tiny hotel room. As the Civil Rights movement stirs outside, and the melody of ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ hangs in the air, four men will emerge from that one night ready to define a new world.

Performances: 19:45 & 14;30
Running time 70 minutes – no interval
Tickets £10 – £40

Donmar Theatre
41 Earlham Str
WC2H 9LX
0844 871 7624


Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Royal Observatory | To 23 Dec 2016

Come and be inspired by the annual free exhibition of stunning space photography

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing spectacular images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.

For a taste of past exhibits and a preview of this year’s contestants click on the link

Opening hours: Daily 10am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Free Event

Blackheath Avenue
London
SE10 8XJ


THE EY EXHIBITION: WIFREDO LAM
TATE MODERN | To 08 January 2017

Wifredo Lam sought to portray and revive the enduring Afro-Cuban spirit and culture.

Wifredo Lam’s distinctive style shook the assumptions of Western Modernism. His unique paintings introduced the symbolism of his Cuban roots and defined a new way of painting for a post-colonial world. As he travelled in Europe and North and South America, he was a witness to twentieth-century political upheaval – including the Spanish Civil War, the evacuation of artists and intellectuals from France with the onset of World War II, and the new Cuba borne of the Revolution.

Throughout his long career, his work addressed themes of social injustice, nature, and spirituality, that challenged prevailing attitudes held by western artists about other cultures.

Tickets £14.50 FREE for Members

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SW1P 4RG
020 7887 8888
email visiting.modern@tate.org.uk


The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures
Hampstead Theatre | To 10 Jan 2017

New York, 2007. Gus Marcantonio, a retired longshoreman, former trade union organiser, renaissance man, feels that the world has turned its back on everything he has fought for in life. With his sister, he summons his three grown children home, trailing the appendages of their chaotic lives, to their Brooklyn brownstone for the most unusual family reunion yet…
Performances 19:00 Matinee 14:00

Tickets from £10 – £35

Hampstead Theatre
Eton Avenue
Swiss Cottage
NW3 3EU
020 7722 9301
boxoffice@hampsteadtheatre.com


Malick Sidibé
Somerset House | To 15 January 2017

The eye of modern Malie.

Sidibé is celebrated for his black-and-white images chronicling the lives and culture of the Malian capital, Bamako, in the wake of the country’s independence in 1960.

At a time when the West was fretting about whether photography was even an art form, Malick Sidibé was taking pictures of young people in Bamako which contain all the issues in that debate: authenticity, imitation, control of the image. Not because he was a theorist, but because all of those issues were also central to the newly emerging country. We see teenagers doing the twist, showing off their record collections, rocking drainpipes, then flares, then pimp suits. Friends relax by a river: everyone is young and carefree. But there are questions in these images too.

Doors 10:00 – 18:00
Entry Free

Somerset House
Terrance Rooms
South Wing
Strand
London
WC2R 1LA


Bedlam: The Asylum
Welcome Collection | To 15 Jan 2017

Asylums are a thing of the past in Britain, whether they helped the patients is debatable.

Named after the South London Royal Bethlem Hospital, Bedlam a new exhibition at the Wellcome looks at the tensions between biomedical and psychosocial therapy for mental illness, the imperative to protect patients, and how integration benefits patients and the public.

Doors: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 Sunday 11:00
Entry Free

Welcome Collection
83 Euston Road
NW1 2BE
020 7611 2222
info@wellcomecollection.org


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