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The Listening Room Stratford East
14 – 30 Sept Tickets £12

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The Listening Room features the true stories of five people whose lives were transformed by three moments of violence.

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Years after trial and punishment, each one of them was given the chance to meet the person on the other side.
This is the extraordinary story of what happened when they said yes.

‘The air was thick with emotion and the room was filled with tears laughter, and compassion as the story addressed the raw beauty and pain of victim awareness, from both sides.’ The Prison Fellowship

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Admission 19.30 15.00
Duration 70 mins
Age 16+

Theatre Royal Stratford East
Gerry Raffles Square
London E15 1BN


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Outlaws to In-laws King’s Head
05-23 Sept Tickets from £15

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7 new short plays spanning the decades from the 1950s to the present day exploring gay lives against a rapidly changing social history of intolerance, violence and hate through to the legalisation of homosexuality and gay marriage.

7 leading gay writers join forces to tell stories of our lives over 7 decades.

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Reward by Jonathan Kemp’s is set in the 70s. It’s the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. Donald, a sweet 16 American meets Spike, a skinhead, at a bus stop in a dodgy part of town. The attraction is instant. Except Spike belongs to the National Front and Donald is black. Will their love take them to a place of reward or punishment?

1984 by Patrick Wilde is set in the 80s. The Conservative Party Conference is about to start when Tommy and Allan find themselves under Brighton Pier, but the time for hiding in the shadows should be over. Allan, Margaret Thatcher’s aide, is preparing to help legislate against gay people. Suddenly the political and the personal become a matter of life and death.

Brothas by Topher Campbell is set in the noughties. It centres on Dwayne, a muscular, attractive Jamaican immigrant and his overweight, plain university friend, Remi. They are chilling and chatting… and chatting to guys online but after Dwayne finds a hot date for the night – with benefits he discovers Remi is using a fake profile…

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Admission 19.00
Duration
Age

115 Upper Street
Islington
N1 1QN
0207 226 8561

what's on Bold Indian Exhibition

BOLD – Graphic Design From India Rich Mix
06 – 30 Sept Free

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A visual feast of posters, zines, film, typography and digital works that reveal the vibrancy and diversity of work underway in India’s visual communications scene.

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An exhibition of work by some of India’s leading contemporary graphic designers. The exhibition coincides with the 70th anniversary of India’s independence and 2017’s UK-India Year of Culture, promoted by the British Council.
Bold is the first exhibition to showcase the work of the current wave of Indian graphic designers for whom the ideas of collaboration and sharing are central to their work.

Meanwhile, independent designers such as Roshnee Desai and Shweta Malhotra are developing a distinct graphic language that integrates local references, including historical traditions, cultural habits, national symbols, women’s issues and Bollywood.

Some embraced ancient techniques, while others work primarily with new mediums and technology. However, they appear, by and large, to be free from religious boundaries and colonial baggage – driven, instead, by a new cosmopolitanism and pop culture, all the while conscious of their historical influences.

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Admission 18.00
Duration
Age

35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road
London
E1 6LA
020 7613 7498
boxoffice@richmix.org.uk

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Artists’ Film: Transcending National Boundaries Whitechapel Gallery
07 Sept Tickets from £9.50/7.50

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“Films on the theme of collaboration will set you adrift on a sea of hypnotic imagery” The Observer, August 2017

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This special event is accompanied by a series of free screenings to mark ten years of Artists’ Film International. The talk brings together artists and curators from across the globe to consider collaborative practices, explore how art can transcend national boundaries and discuss models of distribution for sharing local knowledge.

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Admission 18.00
Duration
Age

77-82 Whitechapel High St
London
E1 7QX
+44 20 7522 7888
whitechapelgallery.org

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Byron Wallen And Addictive TV Rich Mix
07 Sep August Tickets from £10
Certain Blacks Harlem Festival

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Byron Wallen plays a tribute to Langston Hughes alongside his award winning, innovative band Indigo and guests Addictive TV

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Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African-American themes made him a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.

Addictive TV will present their AV venture ‘Orchestra of Samples’. Five years in the making of their project, duo Addictive TV filmed over 200 musicians around the world in more than 25 different countries, then sampled the thousands of hours of recordings to create new music of incredible fusions, from jazz to hip-hop, where audiences actually see the sampled musicians on screen.

more info www.byronwallen.co.uk /  www.certainblacks.com

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Show Times 19.30
Duration
Age

35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498

A Handful of Dust @Whitechapel Gallery
Until 7 Sept Free

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A Handful of Dust is a speculative history of the 20th century, tracing a visual journey through the imagery of dust from aerial reconnaissance, wartime destruction and natural disasters to urban decay, domestic dirt and forensic

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The exhibition features works by over 30 artists and photographers including Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Robert Filliou, Mona Kuhn, Man Ray, Gerhard Richter, Sophie Ristelhueber, Aaron Siskind, Shomei Tomatsu, Jeff Wall and Nick Waplington alongside magazine spreads, press photos, postcards and film clips.

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Admission Tues – Sunday 11.00 – 18.00
Duration
Age

77-82 Whitechapel High St,
London E1 7QX
020 7522 7888

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Body House ver III Rich Mix
07 Sep August Tickets from £10
Certain Blacks Harlem Festival

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The provocation for ‘Body House’ is the erosion of cultural & material bonds. In the 21st century, the idea of ‘home’ as a fixed physical and geographical location seems redundant. Under such conditions, how does one reconcile one’s existence and aim to achieve a sense of futurity? Can being without nation or flag, be liberation rather than a loss?

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Inspired by ‘Femme Maison’ (‘Woman House’/’housewife’) sketches of Louise Bourgeois, Shabnam Shabazi offers a new reading as ‘my body is my home’.

Body House (vers. iii) is a personal journey into the realms of dislocation, rootless-ness and ‘homesickness’ in times of trouble.

Live art performance includes body casting, video mapping, music and spoken word.

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Show Times 19.30
Duration
Age 18+

35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498


Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill @ Wyndham’s Theatre
Until 09 Sept Tickets from £23

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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is a play with music by Lanie Robertson, recounting some events in the life of Billie Holiday.

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It is 1959, in a small, intimate bar in Philadelphia. Billie Holiday puts on a show that unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witnesses to one of the last performances of her lifetime.  Through her poignant voice and moving songs, one of the greatest jazz singers of all-time shares her loves and her losses.

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Show Times 19.45 | 14.45
Duration
Age

32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
0844 482 5120

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Black is the Color of My Voice King’s Head
10-17 Sept Tickets from £15

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Direct from sell-out performances in Shanghai, New York and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Apphia Campbell embarks on her debut UK tour. Inspired by the life of Nina Simone,

Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father.

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Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Admission 19.00
Duration
Age 12+

115 Upper Street
Islington
N1 1QN
0207 226 8561

Invisible Man - Crying In The Wilderness Rich Mix

Invisible Man – Crying In The Wilderness Rich Mix
10 Sep Tickets from £10
Certain Blacks Harlem Festival

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One man’s final attempt to legitimize his humanity through subterfuge and art

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Based upon Ralph Ellison’s seminal novel The Invisible Man this adaptation for stage will go way beyond portraying the experiences of an individual, but of a shared human condition that speaks directly to our time. Illegally occupying the basement of an attractive apartment block, we are introduced to the nocturnal world of the Invisible Man who boasts of successfully divesting himself of all emotional ties to mainstream society. However, after existing underground for some years our protagonist is suddenly possessed by a compulsion for visibility again, to break free from his life of hibernation and isolation in order to confront head on the forces that originally drove him underground.

more info  www.certainblacks.com
cryinginthewildernessproductions.com/invisibleman

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Show Times 19.30
Duration
Age 16+

35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498

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What’s on Wildlife Photographer of the Year*
Natural History Museum | To 10 Sept 2017

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Exhibition. 100 exceptional images, revealing the astonishing diversity of life on our planet.

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From intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes, see how photographers’ passion for the natural world produces startling images.

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Admission 10:00 -17:50
Tickets Adults from £10.50 | Child & concs from £6.50 | Family from £27.00

The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD

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The Place is Here @ South London Gallery
Until 10 Sept Free

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A thrilling collection of pieces made by black and diaspora artists that raise questions about identity, representation and the purpose of culture remain vital today.

The starting-point for The Place is Here is the 1980s: a pivotal decade for British culture and politics. Spanning painting, sculpture, photography, film and archives, the exhibition brings together works by 25 artists.

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The exhibition traces a number of conversations that took place between black artists, writers and, thinkers as revealed through a broad range of creative practice. Against a backdrop of civil unrest and divisive national politics, they were exploring their relationship to Britain’s colonial past as well as to art history. Together, they show how a new generation of practitioners were positioning themselves in relation to different discourses and politics.

Turner Prize nominee Lubaina Himid’s ‘We Will Be’ – a woman in defiant pose sets the tone for the exhibition.

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Admission Tue-Sun 11.00-18.00 | Late 11.00-21.00 Weds and Last Fri of the month
Duration
Age

dl gallery guide

65 Peckham Rd
London
SE5 8UH
020 7703 6120

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The Art of the Brick–DC Superheroes Doon Street Car Park
Until 10 Sept Tickets from £12.50

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The world’s largest lego exhibition is on.

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More than two million Lego bricks turned into works of art inspired by DC superheroes and villains

Find Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as their arch rivals the Joker and Harley Quinn

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Admission 10.00
Duration
Age

Doon St, Lambeth
London SE1 9PP
0333 247 0620

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The Unknown Island Gate Theatre
11 Sep – 07 Oct Tickets £10 – £7.50

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Some ocean-going adventure, looking for the impossible, as if we were still living in the days when the sea was dark

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A man asks a king for a boat, so he can go further than the furthest thing, to find the unknown island. This is a story of a journey; of the epic distances, we can feel between each other, and of a need to re-imagine the world.

The Unknown Island is adapted from Nobel Laureate José Saramago’s inventive and beautiful short story, The Tale of The Unknown Island.

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Show Times 19.30
Duration
Age

Gate Theatre
11 Pembridge Road
Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3HQ
020 7229 0706

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Half Breed at Soho Theatre
11 – 30 Sep Tickets £10

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‘I am that mixed raced kid, like 50/50, on the fence, luke warm, in-between maybe. Trust me, around here I’m about as black as it goes…’

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Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village. She doesn’t want to have a baby. She doesn’t want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She’s got to get out.

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Show Times 19.15 14.30
Duration 60 mins
Age 14+

21 Dean Street
London, W1D 3NE
020 7478 0100

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Man to Man Wiltons
12-23 Sept Tickets from £15

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The story of Ella; a woman forced to adopt the identity of her dead husband in order to survive in Nazi Germany.

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Compromising her own identity for survival, Ella is plunged into a new masculine world of beer, schnapps and poker; a claustrophobic existence dominated by the fear of discovery and the changing face of authority in a volatile twentieth century Germany.

Shunted from one memory to another, the audience experiences the full force of this all-consuming one-woman play, confronting the horror of the Second World War from a unique and deeply personal perspective.

venue

Admission 19.45 14.30
Duration 90 mins inc interval
Age 15+

14th September Q&A
There will be a post-show Q&A with the creative team
18th September
Alexandra Wood and Bruce Guthrie discuss their reworking of the play after the performance.

Wilton’s Music Hall
Graces Alley
Whitechapel E1 8JB
020 7702 2789

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Acting Up! Rich Mix
14 Sept Tickets £8.50/10.00

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The improvised comedy show where YOU the audience are the judge. Ashley J & Tee-J’s teams create comedy madness, from YOUR suggestions! With DJ BradZ.

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ACTing Up! is the hit improvised comedy game show created and hosted by double-act partners Ashley J & Tee-J. This double act will go head to head with two teams of four performers at creating scenarios, parodies of well-known films and songs based upon the audiences suggestions! All umpired by the super talented DJ B- Radz.

Anything can happen on the night!

8 improvising comedy performers. 2 competitive teams, 1 slick DJ & an entire audience full of BANTER!

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Admission 19.30
Duration
Age 11+

35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road
London
E1 6LA
020 7613 7498
boxoffice@richmix.org.uk

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The Listening Room Stratford East
14 – 30 Sept Tickets £12

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A stirring exploration of life, death and justice, The Listening Room features the true stories of five people whose lives were transformed by three moments of violence.

detail


Years after trial and punishment, each one of them was given the chance to meet the person on the other side.
This is the extraordinary story of what happened when they said yes.

‘The air was thick with emotion and the room was filled with tears laughter, and compassion as the story addressed the raw beauty and pain of victim awareness, from both sides.’ The Prison Fellowship

venue

Admission 19.30 15.00
Duration 70 mins
Age 16+

Theatre Royal Stratford East
Gerry Raffles SQ
LONDON E15 1BN

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So U Think I’m CraZy? Ovalhouse
18 -21 Sept Tickets £12.50

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So U Think I’m CraZy? is a hard-hitting, emotive play exploring the issues surrounding mental health in Britain today told through the eyes of a young black man.

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Using dance, poetry and music this multi-sensory experience will take you from the streets of London to the secure wing of a psychiatric hospital.

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Show Times Sat 19.30
Duration
Age

whats on man up Rachel Long

Telling Her Story @ Royal Festival Hall
26 Sept Sessions £10

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Workshops. Get in touch with your creativity in poet Rachel Long’s exclusive space for women of colour. Rachel has curated a new series centred on reading, writing and poetry.

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Tuesday 26 September
How can we communicate the incommunicable through poetry?

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Age 18+
For black and minority ethnic women only.
Admission 18:30 – 20:30

Tickets £10 per session or £50 when booking for all 6 sessions
booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)

Royal Festival Hall
Level 3 Function Room
Belvedere Road SE1 8XX
Tel: +44 (0)20 7960 4200

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Girls The Mix
28 Sep – 07 Oct Tickets £18/15

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Three girls. Best friends forever. All the big issues: love, sex and religion…But when 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.

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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.

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Show Times 19.30 21.30 17.00
Duration 1.30
Age 14+

Walthamstow Town Square
239-241 High St
Walthamstow E17

Box Office: 020 7452 3000

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An Evening with an Immigrant Tricycle Theatre
28-29 Sept Tickets £15/12

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‘A vivid, multilayered piece of storytelling. Ellams allows his righteous anger’ – Whatsonstage

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Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, in 1996 award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England aged 12, moved to Ireland for three years, before returning to London and starting work as a writer and graphic designer.

venue

Admission 19.30
Duration 90 mins inc interval
Age 15+

269 Kilburn High Rd
London NW6 7JR
020 7328 1000
info@tricycle.co.uk

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Queer British Art @ Tate Britain
Until 01 Oct | Tickets from £15

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Art. The first exhibition dedicated to queer British art

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Deeply personal and intimate works are presented alongside pieces aimed at a wider public, which helped to forge a sense of community when modern terminology of ‘lesbian’, ‘gay’, ‘bisexual’ and ‘trans’ were unrecognised. Together, they reveal a remarkable range of identities and stories, from the playful to the political and from the erotic to the domestic.

Featuring works from 1861–1967 relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Queer British Art explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed.

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Admission 10:00 – 18:00

Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG

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SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER @ Tate Modern
Until 22 Oct Tickets from £15/13

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Soul of a Nation shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history

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The show opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake emerged more militant calls for Black Power: a rallying cry for African American pride, autonomy and solidarity, drawing inspiration from newly independent African nations.

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Admission 10.00 – 18.00
Duration
Age

Bankside, London SE1 9TG
+44 20 7887 8888

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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 travelled 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.

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Open 10:00 – 18:00 daily

Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG
020 7887 8888

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Thames RIB Speed Boat Cruises
London Eye Waterloo Millennium Pier | Current

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Experience. Let your adrenaline levels go through the roof during a 50-minute white-knuckle ride on the Thames River.

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Feel your excitement heighten as the boat’s engine roars into life and propels you toward iconic London landmarks like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral. Gaze at the sharp spire of the Shard as you reach speeds of up to 35 miles (56 km) per hour. Listen to fascinating commentary during slower periods of sailing and glide under the monumental Tower Bridge as your skipper yanks back the throttle and accelerates to high-velocity speeds. Gasp as your skipper performs break-neck turns and wave jumps, and then catch your breath during a brief interlude at Canary Wharf. Enjoy a leisurely cruise back to the boat’s original departure point

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Departure hourly 10:00 – 12:00 then 15:00 and 17:00
Running time 50 mins

Tickets from $53


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