Events 6-12 November 2017

2 – 20 November 2017

WORLD PRESS PHOTO (South Bank Centre)

“See the best in journalistic photography in this renowned exhibition. Since 1955, World Press Photo has invited press photographers of the world to participate in the premier annual international competition in press photography. The World Press Photo of the Year competition honours the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year. The 2017 contest drew entries from around the world: 5,034 photographers from 126 countries submitted 80,408 images. The jury gave prizes in eight categories to 45 photographers from 25 countries. Be moved and inspired by the images from these talented photographers, in this exhibition of the finalists’ work.”

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6 November 2017

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION: EXPERTS AND EXPERIENCE BY EAST OF ENGLAND MIGRATION RESEARCH NETWORK (University of East Anglia)

“A town-hall style debate open to the general public that involves local practitioners, researchers, refugees, migrants, residents and citizens. The event would showcase the true diversity, reasons, expectations and experiences of migration in Norfolk. It would bring together the accounts and experiences of communities and migrants, and reflect on specialist research findings and everyday issues faced by migrant support services.”

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7 – 11 November 2017

CHILD OF THE DIVIDE (Tara Arts)

“A remarkable story of family, identity and belonging; marking the 70th anniversary of the partition of India.”

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Black Europe Resources’ Review here

 8 – 11 November 2017

FROM THE SKY TO YOUR HANDS (Live Theatre)

“I tell him that you don’t know what I have been through…for us to be here. You have to work hard. Nothing comes from the sky to your hands…”

Joana came to Newcastle with her baby son Osvaldo from Angola in 2003. In 2008 Joana took part in From Home To Newcastle, a Live Theatre verbatim piece about asylum seekers and refugees. Almost ten years later this new play catches up with Joana – how have things changed for her and her family, including Osvaldo, now a typical Geordie teenager? Performed by Joana herself alongside actors from Live’s Youth Theatre, From The Sky To Your Hands tells, in their own words and with music and humour, a story of parenthood, longing and belonging. Part of the Freedom City Festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the award of an honorary doctorate by Newcastle University to Martin Luther King the show touches on festival themes of racism, poverty and freedom.”

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9 November 2017

LONDON’S BLACK HISTORY (Museum of London Docklands)

“Join Blue Badge Guide Angela Morgan on board a vintage Routemaster for a bus tour around London, exploring the city’s Black history through some of its most important and fascinating locations. Beginning at the Museum of London Docklands, we will explore the history of the docks and the impact of the transatlantic slave trade, before travelling through the City to Westminster, revealing the stories of the first Black parliamentarians, and London’s first Black Mayor in 1913. We will finish in Brixton, disembarking at Windrush Square. There we will visit the Black Cultural Archives for a refreshment break and a look at their exhibition, Black Sound, before continuing on foot for the last section of the tour.”

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9 November 2017

AUTHENTIC STORYTELLING BY ONE WORLD MEDIA (Channel 4)

“Join us at Channel 4 for an afternoon of in-depth discussion on authentic storytelling. From experts on representation to top news editors and documentary filmmakers, you will hear from key industry experts on how to produce collaborative work that challenges stereotypes about the global south – as well as insight into the news industry’s appetite for narrative.”

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9 November 2017

2019: RE-IMAGINING BREXIT BRITAIN (Nottingham Contemporary)

“The vote to leave the European Union in June 2016 touched upon some of big themes about the future of the Britain as a nation state. Issues such as the backlash to globalization, inequality, the growing divide between cities and rural areas, identity, and blaming of migrants in the UK led to a rise in reported racism and hate crimes nationally in all areas- rural, suburban and urban since the Referendum vote. Join us to think about these issues and listen to local people working to create an infrastructure challenges the growth of racism and xenophobia, and working to make a positive shift in the narrative on migration and racism.”

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9 November 2017

THE BLACK IMAGE, BY BLACK HISTORY WALKS (UCL)

“A very revealing presentation and film which shows how the image of African people has been deliberately altered by Europeans to show negativity. In the 15th century African people were portrayed in European art as noble, sophisticated and intelligent. With the rise of Empire these images were thrown out and replaced with demeaning stereotypes which still inform public opinion via children’s books and Hollywood movies… Admission free if booked via Eventbrite. Donations accepted on the day. This event will start at 6.30 pm and latecomers may not get a seat. You can view our Nzingha lectures at www.youtube.com/blackhistorywalks

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10 November 2017

WOMEN OF THE LENS FILM DIGITAL BROADCAST FESTIVAL (Curzon Goldsmiths)

“With an exciting line-up of films, themes and panel discussions, Women Of The Lens Film Digital Broadcast Festival makes its debut at Curzon Goldsmiths on Friday 10th November 2017. The launch begins with a special screening of director Spike Lee’s Girl 6 to be accompanied by a panel discussion. See the website for more ticket and programme information for additional Festival dates:www.womenofthelens.com

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10 November 2017 – 13 May 2018

FIGHTING FOR EMPIRE: FROM SLAVERY TO MILITARY SERVICE IN THE WEST INDIA REGIMENTS (Museum of London Docklands)

“In 1866, Samuel Hodge became the first soldier of African descent to be awarded the Victoria Cross. A private in the 4th West India Regiment, he was born just after slavery was ended in the Caribbean and served later in West Africa. This display examines the background to his award and the history of the West India Regiments. Created in partnership with the University of Warwick.”

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