Black Europe Resources’ Weekly Events List promotes both mainstream and lesser know events relating to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities.  It is compiled by Thushari Perera, Twitter @BlackeresourcesPlease follow the Blog to receive updates!



Thursday 21 September 2017 — Thursday 28 January 2018

Exhibition: Basquiat Boom for RealBarbican Art Gallery, London

“The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988). 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. 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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Tuesday 26 September 2017 – Saturday 21 October 2017

Exhibition: Our Histories Revealed – African Stories in Hull & East Yorkshire, Hull History Centre

“The Stories of People of African Descent in Hull and East Yorkshire 1750s – 2007 ‘Our Histories Revealed’: African Stories in Hull & East Yorkshire brings together creative mediums such as pictures, videos, artwork, memorabilia, oral histories and music in a multisensory representation of African stories in the region. Our exhibition not only sheds light on the region’s neglected Black history, but merges themes of migration, inclusivity and community in a new and innovative way.”

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Until Saturday 30 September

Bold – Graphic Design From India – Rich Mix

“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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Until Thursday 26 October 2017

Exhibition: At The Heart Of The Nation – India In Britain, Edinburgh, London & Leeds

“The histories of Britain and India have long been interwoven. Embedded within this complex relationship are fascinating yet forgotten stories of how the historic Indian presence in Britain has critically shaped the island nation we know today. ‘At the Heart of the Nation: India in Britain’, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of India’s Independence, will celebrate these unknown narratives through a stunning photographic exhibition. The exhibition led by the Open University, in collaboration with the Indian High Commission, the Nehru Centre, and the University of Exeter, launches in August 2017, and will tour until December 2017 and will be showcased around the United Kingdom, including in London and Edinburgh.”

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Until Thursday 30 November 2017

Exhibition: To Honour a Great and Good Man – Newcastle University

“The story of Dr Martin Luther King’s award of an honorary degree from Newcastle University. Drawing on material from the archives of Newcastle University’s Special Collections, this exhibition will tell the story of Dr King’s visit to Newcastle. It will look at what led to his nomination for an honorary degree, the communications and preparations building up to the visit and what happened on the day itself, as well as the aftermath and legacy of Dr King’s visit.”

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Read the Guardian Review here



Until Saturday 23 December 2017

Gallery Tours: African Heritage Tours in Europe 1600 – 1815 – V&A Museum

“…extraordinary Afro-European narratives within the new Europe 1600 – 1815 galleries…”

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Wednesday 27 September 2017 – Saturday 30 September 2017

Theatre: Freeman – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

“Freeman is inspired by the true story of William Freeman, a black man who was put on trial in 19th Century New York, and the first case to raise ‘insanity’ as a defence in America. The story of William Freeman is used as a platform to explore the relationships between people of colour, the criminal justice system, and mental health; spanning from segregated 1846 America right up to the death of Sarah Reed in the UK in 2016.”

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Thursday 28 September 2017

Talk: Kamila Shamsie in Conversation with journalist Razia Iqbal – Tara Arts, London

“Prize-winning novelist Kamila Shamsie discusses with BBC journalist Razia Iqbal her contemporary retelling of Sophocles’ Antigone, “Home Fire”; a powerful, urgent tale of love, politics, family and enmity, confronting one of the defining issues of our age.”

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Thursday 28 September- Saturday 30 September 2017

Theatre: Hijabi Monologues – Bush Theatre, London

“Hijabi Monologues London is part of an international project focusing on the real-life experiences of both local and international Muslim women. Directed by Milli Bhatia.”

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Friday 29 September 2017 – 18 November 2017

Theatre: Pyar Actually – Rifco Theatre, Various Venues

Rifco Studio and Sukh Ojla in association with Watford Palace Theatre present a sparkling new comedy by Sukh Ojla – Pyar Actually. Polly has a reliable husband, two bright children, a well-paid job at the council and detached house with a double garage. She’s got it all. She may not be living the life she dreamed of back when she was a teenager, but who does? Bali is a successful businessman. Loving his jet set lifestyle he swore he’d never return to the small town he grew up in. So why is he back? Is it too late for second chances? And is love, actually, all you need?

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