EVENTS 8-15 Oct 2017

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9 October 2017

TALK: WHY RACE MATTERS

“How has the intersection of race, feminism and class evolved since the 1980s? Reni Eddo-Lodge (Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race), Heidi Safia Mirza, Professor of Race, Faith and Culture, Goldsmiths College and award-winning novelist and critic Bernardine Evaristo discuss.”

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9 October 2017 – 3 November 2017

CONSTITUTIONS AND LAW: MAKING PAKISTAN

“On the 70th anniversary of the creation of Pakistan, this exhibition celebrates the critical role of Quaid-i Azam M A Jinnah as lawyer and statesman. Displaying documents from his time at Lincoln’s Inn, and his role as Privy Councillor in 1930s London, together with photographs, newspapers, and objects relating to her constitutional history, the exhibition highlights the long-standing relations between Pakistan and the UK.”

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10 October 2017

THE MAKING OF THE BLACK WORKING CLASS

“For 500 years, black Britons and their struggles have played a pivotal role in British history. From the economic reliance on empire to black workers’ central role in British industry, this history has been one of dynamic struggles against slavery, racism, and discrimination. Ron Ramdin’s classic account, The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain, opposes the mainstream view that marginalises this history and argues that black workers have always been central to the working class in Britain. To celebrate its republication in a new and expanded edition, join Ron Ramdin in conversation with Rob Berkeley.”

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13 October 2017

CLAUDIA RANKINE IN CONVERSATION WITH DAVID OLUSOGA

“Claudia Rankine is one of America’s leading commentators on race, whiteness and Black Lives Matter. In her distinctive and award-winning books Citizen andDon’t Let Me Be Lonely, Rankine weaves poetry, lyric essay, photography and visual art to examine the experience of race and racism in Western society…In this event Rankine will be in conversation with historian and broadcaster David Olusoga, talking about her work and her new Racial Imaginary Institute.”

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14 October 2017

BIG FOOT

“When the euphoric highs of teenage life in south London collide with his mum’s terminal illness, all Rayleigh wants to do is watch anime in his pants and eat indomie. 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. 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. A Q&A will follow the performance. Presented by HighRise Theatre with Black Theatre Live & Stratford Circus Arts Centre.”

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14 October 2017

AFRICA ON THE SQUARE 2017

“You can expect another fantastic line-up of entertainment including live music, dancing and a talent show. Plus an African market, food stalls, fashion show and lots of fun stuff for kids.”

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14 October 2017

DIWALI FESTIVAL 2017

“Celebrating its 16th anniversary Diwali Festival, which celebrates the Hindu, Sikh and Jain festival of lights, attracts over 35,000 with its lively music and dance stage line up alongside an authentic street food market, craft and community stalls plus dance, yoga, henna art and much more.”

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Ends 15 October 2017 at Polka Theatre, London

CHILD OF THE DIVIDE

“Summer 1947 and 16 million people are on the move between India and the newly-formed Pakistan. Amid the upheaval young Pali’s fingers slip from his father’s hand, and his destiny changes forever. Taken in by a Muslim family, he is given a new name, a new faith and a new life. But when his real father returns to claim him, Pali must decide who he is: the Hindu boy he was born to be, the Muslim boy he has become, or simply a child of the divide.”

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Ends 1 December 2017

NOT AS IT IS WRITTEN: BLACK PITTSBURGH IN VOICE AND IMAGE

“This exhibition depicts elements of race relations and the civil rights struggle in Pittsburgh, USA, by combining the spoken recollections of black Pittsburghers (recorded by the Remembering African American Pittsburgh oral history project at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy) with historic photos from the world-class Charles “Teenie” Harris Archive held by the Carnegie Museum of Art.”

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Ends 15 December 2017

JOURNEYS TO INDEPENDENCE: INDIA, PAKISTAN AND BANGLADESH

“Journeys to Independence: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh draws on the archives of LSE Library, giving a British perspective on the Indian subcontinent during the 20th century. It includes material related to the Civil Disobedience Movement, British women campaigning in India for birth control, and the founding of Pakistan and Bangladesh. Also on display are archives demonstrating LSE’s historic relationship with the region, including LSE alumnus and champion of Dalit rights Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.”

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