Round up of this week’s ‘must do’ arts, exhibitions and events.
Black Panther Woman
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
18 March 2016
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party for Self Defence (1966 – 2016), Black History Studies presents a series of screenings that look at the role of women in the Black Panther Party in March 2016 for International Women’s Month.
“Black Panther Woman” director by Rachel Perkins, is an Australian documentary on the little known Australian Brisbane chapter of the Black Panther Party. The American Black Panthers directly inspired the Australian movement. In 1972, Marlene Cummins fell in love with the leader of the Australian Black Panther Party. With the break up of that relationship, she spiralled into a cycle of addiction that left her on the streets and vulnerable. Forty years later Marlene travels to a gathering of international Black Panthers in New York. The journey takes her back in time. Still struggling with addiction, she reveals the secrets she has held onto to face her demons.
Australia, 2014, 52 minutes
Bernie Grant Arts Centre – Town Hall Approach
19:00 to 22:00
Tickets £9.36 online Eventbrite.
CALVERT 22 FOUNDATION
4 Feb — 3 Apr 2016
A season on the legacy of cultural relationships between Africa, the Soviet Union and related countries during the Cold War.
Red Africa is comprised of an exhibition, film, talks and events exploring the legacy of the cultural relationships between Africa, the Soviet Union and related countries that flourished during the Cold War.
The season will present historical and contemporary responses to the geopolitical and cultural connections of African nations to the Soviet Union and related countries.
Links were forged particularly during the second half of the twentieth century, as post-colonial power struggles drew support from the East and the West. The Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Cuba and East Germany all offered aid to national governments such as those of Mozambique and Angola, as well as providing educational scholarships as a means of wielding soft power.
The historical ties between these nations find expression across the 20th and 21st centuries: from early Soviet utopian visions of interracial collaboration; through the height of the Cold War when soft power was used to influence independence struggles; to the ongoing stories of African independence and liberation. The season will seek to uncover and explore some of these links.
Red Africa on The Calvert Journal: As part of the broader Red Africa season, The Calvert Journal presents a special series of reports, essays and photo stories which expand on some the themes and artistic projects included in the Things Fall Apart exhibition.
Tickets prices subject to event.
Wed — Sun, 12pm-6pm
22 Calvert Avenue
London E2 7JP
020 7613 2141
Horniman Museum and Park Trust
The exhibition brings together a rich mixture of sculpture and decorative arts. It is a co-curated exhibition which includes many voices; elders, maskers, drummers, diviners, artists and exiles as well as curators and anthropologists.
The exhibition displays objects from across the continent of Africa. It also exhibits artefacts from other countries including Brazil and Trinidad whose cultures were strongly influenced by Africa.
Ticket and Event
Horniman Museum and Park Trust
100 London Road
London SE23 3PQ
020 8699 1872
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