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Pick of the week What’s On * DOLORES

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BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: DOLORES @ Rich Mix
05 Oct Tickets from £9.00 @ Rich Mix
06 Oct Tickets from £6.50 @ Southbank

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The life and achievements of little-known but indomitable civil rights activist Dolores Huerta are celebrated in Peter Bratt’s inspiring and intimate documentary.

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Who is Dolores Huerta? Possibly the most important American activist you’ve never heard of. Until now, that is, thanks to Peter Bratt’s energetic and engaging documentary. Alongside better-known activist César Chavez, Dolores founded and led the first farm workers’ union, completely transforming the US labour scene. But like so many strong women who dare to challenge the establishment, she was attacked on grounds of her gender and ethnicity. Even as she worked tirelessly to empower a generation of immigrant workers to stand up for their rights, she was undermined and side-lined by unfair and untrue allegations regarding her private life and personal conduct as a Latina woman, wife and mother. Impressively blending a wealth of archive footage and interviews with Dolores and her contemporaries, Bratt sets the record straight, defining her place, and recording her remarkable achievements, within the context of the civil rights movement in America.

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Show Times
Thursday 05 October 2017 18:15
Friday 06 October 2017 15:30
Duration 96 mins
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Big Foot @ Stratford Circus Arts Centre
4 – 7 Oct Tickets from £13

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When the euphoric highs of teenage life in south London collide with his mum’s terminal illness, all Rayleigh wants to do it watch anime in his pants and eat indomie.

With Guyanese folk stories, grime, roti and raucous energy, Big Foot is a funny and impassioned portrayal of becoming a man and the responsibility that comes with it.

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Love, life and masculinity meet head-on as Rayleigh tries to find his feet, torn between the new girl in his life and being there for his mum, while trying not to make the same mistakes as his dad.

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Admission 19.00 14.00
Duration 75 mins
Age
Stratford Circus Arts Centre,
Theatre Square,
Stratford, London, E15 1BX
Tel: 020 8279 1080
info@stratford-circus.com


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BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Mudbound: Odeon Leicester Square
5/6 Oct Tickets from £9

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A searing racial drama about two families – one white, one black – set in the Deep South in the 1940s.
The friendship of two Second World War veterans ignites racial tension in Dee Rees’ majestic epic about two families in the Deep South. Mudbound retains that distinct voice within a complex narrative about what sets us apart, and perhaps more so, what we all share.

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Adapting Hillary Jordan’s novel, Rees weaves together multiple threads of two family histories: white farmers the McAllans and the Jacksons, black sharecroppers who lease a plot on the McAllans’ land. Though a genuine ensemble of consistently impressive performances, Laura’s (Carey Mulligan) story spurs the plot. With spinsterhood looming, despite being attracted to his debonair brother Jamie (Garrett Hedlund), Laura agrees to marry Henry McAllan (Jason Clarke), and he soon moves the family to the mud-caked Mississippi Delta.

Meanwhile, Hap Jackson (Rob Morgan) and his wife Florence (a transformed Mary J Blige) struggle to make small gains sharecropping when the McAllans take their lease. As a post-war comradeship develops between Jamie and the Jacksons’ eldest son, distinguished war hero Ronsel (Jason Mitchell), tensions with bitterly racist McAllan patriarch, Pappy erupt into violence. Rees skilfully draws these stories together, reflecting on how bigotry and intolerance serves no one – a message with fresh relevance given the rise of an emboldened far right in America.

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Show Times 19.15 11.00
Duration 132 mins
Age
4-26 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JY


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BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: Roller Dream Tickets
05 Oct Tickets from £9.00 @ Hackney Picturehouse
06 Oct Tickets from £9.00 @ Empire Haymarket

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The trailblazers of Venice Beach’s roller-dancing scene give an exhilarating glimpse into a stone-cold awesome moment in history, and the system attempting to crush it.

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Beneath palm trees and dusty pink orange sunsets, the rock stars of 1980s Venice Beach spin, glide and break-dance to R&B, hip hop and disco. Welcome to ‘Disco Alley’, a dynamic subculture that transformed the identity of California’s ‘slum by the sea’ and fuelled skate movies such as Xanadu, Skatetown, U.S.A. and Roller Boogie. Kate Hickey’s documentary feature debut tells the exhilarating story of Venice Beach’s roller-dancing scene, from its roots to its boots. While racially motivated police violence, gang warfare and unrest blazed through inner-city Los Angeles, Venice Beach was a hub of trailblazing creativity and a haven for young African-Americans. Archive footage and interviews with roller dancers from the heart of the scene recall the vibrancy and freedom of those dancing days; the awesome choreography, the community and the dreams – before the iron fist of the LAPD bore down and gentrification whitewashed the beach.

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Show Times
05 October 2017 21.00
06 October 2017 18:30
Duration 82 mins
Age
Hackney Pic Hse 270 Mare St, London E8 1HE
Empire Haymarket 63-65 Haymarket, St. James’s, London SW1Y 4RL


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BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: Birds Are Singing In Kigali Tickets
05 Oct Tickets from £9.00 @ Hackney Picturehouse
06 Oct Tickets from £9.00 @ Empire Haymarket

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A visually striking and perceptive analysis of trauma, Anna and Claudine return to Poland after witnessing the Rwandan massacres.

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Reeling with the psychological impact of the Rwandan genocide, Polish ornithologist Anna and her Tutsi friend Claudine embark on creating a new life. Claudine, the daughter of Anna’s colleague and a victim of the genocide, is accepted as a refugee by the Polish authorities. From there, the film deals with the parallel but differing effects of trauma. Underlying themes are gradually revealed, with the use of flashback and voiceover adding a powerful metaphorical context. Avoiding explicit accounts of the atrocities, the film’s exploration of ‘white’ and ‘black’ realities also exposes the bureaucratic and frequently inhuman obstacles faced by refugees.

Their intertwined lives eventually find Anna and Claudine returning to Rwanda in search of the graves of Claudine’s lost relatives, and perhaps some resolution. Directed by Johanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze, there are powerful performances by Jowita Budnik (who starred in the directors’ earlier Papusza) and Eliana Umahire.

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Show Times
05 October 2017 15.15
06 October 2017 18:10
Duration 113 mins
Age
Belvedere Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8XT
Cuzon – 99 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5DY


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BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: DOLORES Rich Mix
05 Oct Tickets from £9.00 @ Rich Mix
06 Oct Tickets from £6.50 @ Southbank

about


The life and achievements of little-known but indomitable civil rights activist Dolores Huerta are celebrated in Peter Bratt’s inspiring and intimate documentary.

detail


Who is Dolores Huerta? Possibly the most important American activist you’ve never heard of. Until now, that is, thanks to Peter Bratt’s energetic and engaging documentary. Alongside better-known activist César Chavez, Dolores founded and led the first farm workers’ union, completely transforming the US labour scene. But like so many strong women who dare to challenge the establishment, she was attacked on grounds of her gender and ethnicity. Even as she worked tirelessly to empower a generation of immigrant workers to stand up for their rights, she was undermined and side-lined by unfair and untrue allegations regarding her private life and personal conduct as a Latina woman, wife and mother. Impressively blending a wealth of archive footage and interviews with Dolores and her contemporaries, Bratt sets the record straight, defining her place, and recording her remarkable achievements, within the context of the civil rights movement in America.

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Show Times
Thursday 05 October 2017 18:15
Friday 06 October 2017 15:30
Duration 96 mins
Age


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Pegasus Opera @ Brixton Library
07 Oct FREE, booking essential.
Black History Month

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Brixton-based opera company hosts an evening to celebrate black composers. Some of this music is being heard in England for the first time this Black History Month.

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Bring your best voice for audience participation.

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Show Times 19.00
Duration
Age
Brixton Hill Windrush Square, London, SW2 1JQ
020 7926 1058


What's On * BFI Films Wallay 4 | www.imjussayin.com
BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: WALLAY Tickets
07 Oct Tickets from £9.00 @ Rich Mix
08 Oct Tickets from £6.50 @ Curzon Soho

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A heart-felt coming-of-age tale set in Burkina Faso exploring mixed cultural identity and finding one’s place in the world.

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A winning combination of witty comedy and sweet natured drama, Wallay finds a young boy coming of age in a different culture. Following the death of his French mother, 13-year-old Ady lives alone with his African father in Lyon. Edging towards delinquency, Ady is sent to his father’s hometown in Burkina Faso. Once there, he is entrusted to the guardianship of his uncle, a fisherman and disciplinarian who intends to put the boy back on the right track. To do so, he decides that Ady needs to learn the ways and traditions of his family’s culture, with mixed results. By contrast, Ady’s grandmother is a gentle woman who sees in the boy a deep reservoir of grief. She offers Ady the love that he has missed since his mother died. An all-too-relevant tale about finding one’s place in the world, Wallay was inspired by director Berni Goldblat’s own mixed cultural identity as a Swiss-Polish-Swedish-Burkinabe.

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Show Times
07 October 2017 18.30
08 October 2017 12:30
Duration 83 mins
Age
Cuzon – 99 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5DY
Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd London E1 6LA


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Mango Spice: Caribbean Workshop and Family Jamboree @ Rich Mix
08 Oct Free
Black History Month

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A fun and interactive performance workshop for families to enjoy together, based around traditional Caribbean folk songs and ring dances.

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Immerse yourselves in song and dance, with a morning of interactive performances and music & movement games celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean. Led by Cherise Adams-Burnett and Tomorrow’s Warriors Artistic Director Gary Crosby with special guest musicians, Mango Spice will take you on journey to the beautiful island of Jamaica and back again, where you’ll learn call-and-response games and ring dances, and discover the stories behind the rhythms, words and movements of calypso, reggae and traditional folk song. Great fun and brilliant edutainment for children and the young at heart!

Followed by a short performance by Tomorrow’s Warriors.

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Show Times 11.00
Duration
Age All adults to be accompanied by a child (including the inner one).
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498


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When Kings Find Queens @ Brixton Library
08 Oct Tickets from £5.80
Black History Month

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Three authors exploring what it means to be a Queen or King and how to find what kind you are. Booking essential with £5 fee via Eventbrite kings queens book tour

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Hosted by author of the Self-help romance novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ Cezanne Taharqa, with two authors coming from the USA: King Kevin Dorival, author of ‘7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire’, and TC Carrier, author of ‘The Secret Science of Black Male and Female Sex’.

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Show Times 17:00 – 19:30
Duration
Age
Brixton Hill Windrush Square, London, SW2 1JQ
020 7926 1058


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Britain on Film: Black Britain @ Barbican
08 October 2017 Tickets £10.50
Black History Month

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This series of archive films provides a fantastic opportunity to explore the vital history of Black Britain throughout the 20th century.8).

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Featuring footage spanning from 1901 to 1985, this little-seen footage has been found from all across the UK. This programme allows an exploration into stories of migration, community and also the struggle against inequality, while also providing the opportunity to celebrate black British culture and life on screen.

Films in the programme include: Miners Leaving Pendlebury Colliery (1901) & Hull Fair (1902), For the Wounded (1915) & From Trinidad to Serve the Empire (1916), Hello! West Indies (1943), Mining Review 2nd Year No. 11 (1949), To the Four Corners (1957), Black Special Constable (1964) & Black Police Officers (1966), Cold Railway Workers (1964), Nigerian Wedding in Cornwall (1964), Coloured School Leavers (1965), London Line No. 373 (1971), African Student Families (1975), Liverpool 8 (1972), Blood Ah Go Run (1982), The Jah People (1981) and Grove Carnival (1981)

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Admission
Duration
Age
Silk St
London
EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 4141


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Board Games and Beyond @ Upstairs at The Ritzy
9 Oct Free

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Come and play board games with us! Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, King of Tokyo and many, many more.
You may not have heard of these games, but we would love to show them to you. Good times guaranteed.

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Board Games and Beyond is on the second Monday of every month, in the Upstairs bar, from 6:30 till 11pm.
Come along and discover great new board games, card games, party games and more – for free. Hosted by
famous screenwriter and board games evangelist Charlie Fish.

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Admission 18.30 to 23.00
Duration
Age
469 Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW2 1JQ
0871 902 5739


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BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: THE CLIMB @ Rich Mix
10 Oct Tickets from £9

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How far would you go to save the Arctic? For six women, it saw them scale the 310 vertiginous metres of The Shard.

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In 2013, Greenpeace made headlines around the world by staging one of their most daring protests. An all-female team illegally ascended The Shard, Europe’s tallest building, which towers over the Thames. Emanating from different countries, none of the women were professional climbers. What they shared was a sense of outrage at petroleum giant Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. In his debut feature, Michael Woodward employs behind-the-scenes footage detailing the preparations, combined with personal interviews and contemporary newsreel to capture the experiences of the six (extra)ordinary women who volunteered for this perilous climb. They speak with candour and humour about their reasons for the protest and what kept them going in order to undertake this mission to save an essential part of our planet.

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Show Times 18.30
Duration 92 mins
Age 18
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498


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Dub Me Always Ft. Lloydie Coxsone [18] @ Upstairs at The Ritzy
9 Oct Free

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Dub Me Always presents another sound system special, when the legendary Lloydie Coxsone joins host DJ,
David Katz, for another night of rare reggae vinyl and unknown dub plates (also following a screening of I
Am The Gorgon in screen 4 downstais, with Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee in attendance!).

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Lloydie is a giant of sound system culture, and this historic occasion is not to be missed – come early to avoid disappointment!

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Admission 20.00 to 00.00
Duration
Age 18
469 Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW2 1JQ
0871 902 5739


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The Lady From The Sea @ Donmar
12 Oct – 2 December Tickets from £17.20

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Ellida, the lighthouse-keeper’s daughter, is trapped in her marriage and longs for the sea. When a former lover returns from years of absence, she is forced to decide between freedom and the new life she has made for herself.

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Donmar Associate Kwame Kwei-Armah directs Ibsen’s moving play about duty and self-determination following the Olivier Award-nominated One Night in Miami….
Nikki Amuka-Bird returns to the Donmar as Ellida, following her recent BAFTA Television Award nomination for Zadie Smith’s NW.

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Show Times 19.30 | 14.30 Latecomers will not be admitted.
Duration TBC
Age
Donmar Warehouse
41 Earlham Street
London WC2H 9LX
020 3282 3808
boxoffice@donmarwarehouse.com


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BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: Saturday Church @ Rich Mix
14 Oct Tickets from £9

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joyous story of young love in musical form.

Following his father’s death, teenager Ulysses (Luka Kain) has to stay with his mean and controlling aunt while his mother works nights. His aunt is determined to shame him out of his desire to wear his mother’s clothes and forces him to be his unruly young brother’s keeper.

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It means Ulysses has little time for contemplating his awakening interest in boys. Luckily, he finds a second home at ‘Saturday Church’, the weekly volunteer-run shelter.

A trio of fairy godmothers, Ebony (MJ Rodriguez), Dijon (Indya Moore) and Heaven (Alexis Garcia) take him under their gloriously feathered wings and introduce him to heart-throb Raymond.

Nathan Larson’s (Velvet Goldmine) melodious, hook-laden tunes underscore this heart-swelling celebration of love, which gives glorious voice to queer and trans characters of colour.

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Show Times 15.45
Duration 83 mins
Age 18
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498


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Afro Jazz Meets Afrobeats: Sierra Leone Fundraiser [18] @ Upstairs at The Ritzy
14 Oct £10

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Guinea Bissau Jazz guitar maestro Tony Dudu is back again on stage alongside UK female hip-hop jazz
singer Fae Simon, and Sierra Leonean Afro-pop artists Tripple C & YoungFree (FTFRESHMUSIC).

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A mini
music festival enriched with amazing talents to give maximum feel good factor as you enjoy a taste of
African Jazz Funk and Afrobeats flavours.
All proceeds will go towards Restore Hope For Children, a charity organisation sending relief aid to Sierra
Leone, for Freetown’s mudslides survivors.
Come enjoy and support this very worthy cause to help disaster victims in Sierra Leone.
Hosted by DJ Freestyle.

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Admission 19.30 – 01.00
Duration
Age 18
469 Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW2 1JQ
0871 902 5739


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Mwalimu Express @ Rich Mix
15 Oct Free
Black History Month

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A glorious culturally conscious afternoon for the whole family featuring live music, cinema, dance, games, workshops and best of vibes.

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IThere are two live sets from the visiting artist every session followed by a film, a feature or a selection of shorts.The dance workshop for kids goes on from 2 till 4 and there are Oware board games led by teachers from the oware society each session. Plus Stalls from Open the Gate African Market, Dom’s CD Stall, face painting and portraiture and may other surprises on a monthly basis. The Richest Mix at Rich Mix for sure.

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Show Times 14.00
Duration
Age
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498


Not To Be Missed 

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what's on What Shadow 12 | www.imjussayin.com
What Shadows Park Theatre
27 Sept – 28 Oct Tickets from £10

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“I was a storm. I was also a man entirely alone in a storm. There were forces beyond my control and I was one of them.”
Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech was the most polarising political speech of the last 50 years.

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Oxford academic and daughter of a Caribbean immigrant, Rose Cruickshank wants answers. Enoch’s controversial words about immigration shattered her childhood. Rose cannot find inner peace until she understands what led him to make the speech that defined a generation. Will a meeting with the man himself give her the answers she desperately craves?

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27 Sept – 28 Oct 2017
Admission | Show Times 19.30 15.00
Duration 2hrs 15mins inc interval
Age
Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park
London N4 3JP
020 7870 6876


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The Fall Royal Court Theatre
Until 14 Oct Tickets from £12.00

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“That day we taught ourselves as the movement what we as the movement meant when we spoke about white supremacy, institutional racism and black pain at UCT.”
As colonialist and patriarchal icons are dismantled across the world, THE FALL goes to the heart of how race, class, gender, power and history’s voices intersect.

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As the statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes came down at the University of Cape Town, seven students wrote THE FALL. It took South Africa and Edinburgh by storm and comes to the Royal Court for an exclusive limited London run.

As colonialist and patriarchal icons are dismantled across the world, THE FALL goes to the heart of how race, class, gender, power and history’s voices intersect.

The production was a response by seven drama students and activists of the movements at the time. It does not offer solutions – it merely documents their experiences.

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26 Sept – 14 Oct 2017
Admission | Show Times 19.30 14.30
Duration
Age 14+
Sloane Square
London SW1W 8AS
020 7565 5000


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31 Hours The Bunker
Until 06 Jan 2018 Tickets from £12

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‘100 years ago the biggest killer of young men was war, now they kill themselves.’

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
Every 31 hours someone takes their own life by jumping in front of a train.
They are ten times more likely to be a man.

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31 HOURS is the story of four men who clean up after rail suicides. Filled with humour and humanity, it takes us on a high-speed kaleidoscopic journey through masculinity, mental health and messy aftermaths in modern Britain.

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Admission | Show Times 19.30 15.00
Duration 80 mins no interval
Age
53a Southwark Street
London, SE1 1RU
boxoffice@bunkertheatre.com
0207 234 0486


House of Ghetto: Black Pride @ Rich Mix
04-26 Oct Free

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A multimedia installation depicting the founding female members of The House of Ghetto; a Vogue House based in Manchester.

Vogue is a form of stylised dance and performative posture, characterized by model-like poses that arose from the Harlem ballroom scene of the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s/80s by often poor and disenfranchised African American communities, especially gay men. A ‘house’ in these terms is the name given to a collective unit who form a troupe, presided over by a ‘mother’.

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or the large portrait series, House of Ghetto mother, Darren Pritchard, working with photographer Cornel Simons, uses a black primer as backdrop and exaggerated flesh tone (not a colour itself, but the absorption of all colours), adding the spectrum of the LGBT Pride flag in the distinctive hairstyles of African diaspora hair weaves, celebrating black gay culture and allowing HOG members to be narrators of their own stories: a reflection of HOG’s unique flair and combined strength.
Also presented is a striking new video installation and accompanying stills for Dark Matter, featuring material from in-production feature documentary Deep in Vogue.

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Admission | Show Times 18.00
Duration
Age
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498


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The Nether @ Bridewell Theatre
05 – 21 Oct 2017 Tickets from £10.50

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NETHER REALM
1. Another world for mythical creatures
2. Demon world
3. A dimension of Evil or Imagination
urbandictionary.com

The internet has evolved into the Nether, a vast network of virtual reality realms. Users may log in, choose an identity, and indulge any desire. When Detective Morris investigates a realm called The Hideaway where people with a sexual interest in children may live out their fantasies involving children, she brings its creator in for interrogation.

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They discover they have made emotional attachments in his realm that blind them to the greater questions of ethical behavior, both in the imagination and the outside world.

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Tickets only available online
Admission | Show Times 19.00 | 17.00
Duration Age
Bride Lane
Fleet Street
London
EC4Y 8EQ
020 7353 3331
john@sbf.org.


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What Once Was Ours @ The Halfmoon
5/11 & 09-11 Oct Tickets from £7

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A show about identity and belonging.

Katie and Callum couldn’t be any more distant and disconnected: different heritage, different cities, different opportunities. Except there is one thing they’ll always have in common: Dad. What happens when Callum suddenly turns up in desperate need of help?

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Created against the background of Brexit, What Once Was Ours has been developed in consultation with young people across the country and uses their direct words and opinions to explore how politics and national values impact on the complex lives of one family.Constance and Eva is a multimedia play derived entirely from prison letters and archival text, alongside contemporary reflections on the lives of the sisters from the creative team and historians. The play examines the potentialities and complexities of social and political activism so relevant in a post-Trump, post-Brexit context.

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There is no assigned seating and audiences stand throughout the performance. If you have any access requirements please contact the box office.
Admission | Show Times
Thu 5 Oct: 14.30 & 19.00
Fri 6 Oct: 13.30 & 16.30pm
Mon 9 Oct:10.30 & 13.30
Tue 10 Oct: 13.30 & 19.30

Duration 1hr
Age 12+
Half Moon Young People’s Theatre
43 White Horse Road, London E1 0ND
020 7709 8900


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The Knowledge Charing Cross Theatre
until 11 Nov Tickets from £18.90

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Set against the backdrop of the harsh economic times of 1979, the play follows the hilarious struggles of four Londoners as they attempt to better themselves by attempting the fearsome “Knowledge” – the exam needed to become a London black cab taxi driver. Standing between them and the coveted green badge is the eccentric Mr Burgess, an examiner known as “The Vampire” with an obsessive mission to maintain standards.

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The Knowledge cast includes of Steven Pacey as Mr Burgess, Celine Abrahams as Brenda, James Alexandrou Gordon, Jenna Augen as Val, Louise Callaghan as Miss Staveley, Ben Caplan as Ted, Michael Chance as Arab Tourist, Alice Felgate as Janet and Fabien Frankel as Chris.

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Until 11 Nov
Admission | Show Times 19.45 14.30

Duration
Age 18
The Arches, Villiers St, London WC2N 6NL
020 7930 5868
info@charingcrosstheatre.co.uk


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Stan Firm Inna Inglan Tate Britain
Until 19 Nov | Free admission

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Exhibition. Explore the experience of those who traveled from the Caribbean and West Africa to live in London

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This display brings together works from the 1960s and 1970s by eight photographers who documented Black communities in London: Raphael Albert, Bandele ‘Tex’ Ajetunmobi, James Barnor, Colin Jones, Neil Kenlock, Dennis Morris, Syd Shelton and Al Vandenberg.

The photographs reveal the many and varied experiences of individuals who travelled from the Caribbean region and West Africa to live in London, from everyday family life to political engagement. They show people as they respond to, react against and move beyond the racial tension and exclusion that were part of life for Black communities in the British capital. The title of the display, ‘Stan Firm inna Inglan’, is taken from the poem It Dread Inna Inglan by Linton Kwesi Johnson, who in the 1970s gave a voice and poetic form to the Afro-Caribbean diaspora and its resistance in the face of racism. The poem expresses in Jamaican patois (creole) the resolve of African, Asian and Caribbean immigrants to ‘stand firm in England’, asserting the determination of Black British communities to remain in Britain and declare it as their rightful home.

tickets

Open 10:00 – 18:00 daily

Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG
020 7887 8888

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Ink @ Duke Of Youth
Until 06 January 2018 Tickets £10-£65

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Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises. A young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asks the impossible and launches The Sun’s first editor’s quest: to give the people what they want. No matter the cost.

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This roller-coaster play tells the story of The Sun, an ailing minor title bought for a song by Murdoch and relaunched with a skeleton staff of weirdos and rejects, led by scar-faced Yorkshire sub-editor Larry Lamb.

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Admission 19.30 14.30
Duration
Age
104 St Martin’s Lane
London
WC2N 4BG


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Basquiat: Boom for Real @ Barbican
Until 28 January 2018 Tickets £16

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The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988).

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Discover the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene. This unprecedented exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections.

Engage in the explosive creativity of Basquiat who worked with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Blondie, among others. Featuring rare film, photography and archive material, the show captures the spirit of this self-taught artist, poet, DJ and musician whose influence, since his death at 27 in 1988, has been enormous.

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Admission 10.00
Duration
Age
Silk St
London
EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 4141



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