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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

Black                          13 Oct Dir: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
Black or White           17 Oct Dir. Mike Binder – Monday,
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

Camden People’s Theatre | 11 – 13 Oct 2016

A play and a campaign. TANJA is a dramatic two-hander that blends drama, spoken word, physicality, puppetry, sign language and verbatim theatre.

Locked up. Shipped around. Sold as sex. In the black of night “Tanja” fled to safety on the shores of England. Another asylum seeker now held at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre; Britain’s best kept secret. The refuge lies just beyond the barbed wire fence, but at what cost? With immigration issues reaching fever pitch, this is the story of one woman’s bravery in the midst of prejudice and abuse.

Performances 21:00
Tickets £12:00

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

Where is Home?
Stratford Circus Arts Centre | 14 – 15  Oct 2016

Soweto, the late 80s. A young man deals with the death of his mother,  confronts tribal tensions and struggles against the security forces.  He falls in love with a girl from the wrong neighbourhood and together they decide to run away from home and everything they have ever known…

A new twist on a 1000-year-old fable, presenting great music and dance from South Africa, mixed with urban culture from London and Los Angeles. In this quest for adventure, freedom and love, the characters seek their fortunes, experience war and oppression, fall in love, discover fame and travel to distant lands only to find that what they seek was right under their noses all along.

Genre: Dance
Age Guidance: 11+
Duration: 1h 35 mins (with interval)
Performance: 19:45
Tickets from £13

Stratford Circus Arts Centre
Theatre Square
E15 1BX
020 8279 1080

Royal Court Theatre | To 15 October 2016

‘Cos whether you like it or not, some way, everything that went before, is fed to them who come after.’

Generations of secrets have broken the Brook family.

Siblings split-up, traded-off, treated differently.

A brutal play that uncompromisingly hones in on the racial politics of a sprawling mixed race family.

Age guidance 14+
Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes approx.
Doors 19:45 Latecomers not admitted

Tickets £20, £15 concs, £10 Mondays.

Royal Court Theatre
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Sloane Square

The Greater Game
Southwark Playhouse | To 15 October 2016

‘The Greater Game tells the fascinating true story of the 41 men who swapped the football fields of London for the battlefields of the Somme in 1916.’

East London football club Leyton Orient, then known as Clapton Orient, was the first team to sign up its players, staff, and supporters to fight in the Great War. 41 men volunteered in all. Three of them never returned.

It is a new play about love, friendship, and loss telling both sides of the story from the flag-waving patriotism to the conscientious objectors.

Start 19:30
Matinee 15:00
Running Time 160 mins including interval
Tickets £20 | £16 concessions | £12 previews

Tickets £20, £15 concs, £10 Mondays.

Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD
020 7407 0234

The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures
Hampstead Theatre | 15 Oct – 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
020 7722 9301

Muhammad Ali and Me
The Albany | To 16 Oct 2016

The Greatest, 1942 – 2016

Muhammad Ali and Me is the critically acclaimed coming-of-age story of a young black girl growing up in foster care and her fantastical friendship with the legendary, Muhammad Ali.

Ali was always full of surprises. He danced in the boxing ring, rapped at press conferences, recited poetry in TV interviews, preached Islam from the back of a Cadillac and invoked revolution in a generation.

In the spirit of Ali, Muhammad Ali and Me is a rich, ‘beautifully rendered’ (What’s On Stage) production full of wonder told through poetry, dance, boxing, African acapella singing, audience interaction and integrated British Sign Language. Ali himself makes a guest appearance through verbatim text and original fight footage, with cartoon animation, pyrotechnics, magic tricks and a superb eclectic 1970’s soundtrack.

D/deaf and hearing audiences can attend.
Audio Described Performance Thursday 13 October. 19:30

Post-show talks:
Tuesday 11 October: Queer Theatre
Wednesday 12 October: Black Masculinity and Islam.

Age 14+
Performances: 19:30 Matinees: 14:30
Tickets from £10

The Albany
Douglas Way
Deptford SE8 4AG
020 8692 4446

Jukebox, Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl
The Jewish Museum | To 16 Oct 2016

Go on a musical journey of discovery through popular culture, and the technology that made it happen.

Emil Berliner’s invention of the gramophone and the record changed our world. The age of mass entertainment found its first global medium.

This interactive exhibition takes that moment in history as its starting point, exploring the experience of the 20th century through shellac and vinyl, celebrating the history of Jewish inventors, musicians, composers, music producers, and songwriters.

Hear personal stories from artists, musicians, and collectors. Explore the art of the record sleeve and enjoy a display of 500 records including iconic sleeves from Amy Winehouse, the Ramones, Bob Dylan, and Barbra Streisand.

Daily from 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 2pm
Tickets Adults: £7.50 Children (5-16): £3.50 Cons and Family

Jewish Museum London
Raymond Burton House
129-131 Albert Street
London NW1 7NB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7284 7384

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
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

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

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 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
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
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
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
SE10 8XJ

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
020 7887 8888

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
020 7611 2222

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