Events 11-17 December 2017

13 December 2017

LADIES CHRISTMAS CHARITY DINNER: ROHINGYA REFUGEES FUNDRAISER – JOINT EVENT BETWEEN: MENTORWISE, TIME TO HELP UK, QMBL BANGLADESH SOCIETY, QM EQUALITY IN LEADERSHIP SOCIETY (QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY, LONDON)

“With support from the QMBL Bangladesh Society and the QM Equality in Leadership Society, Mentorwise is organising it’s second annual Christmas charity meal aiming to raise funds for the registered UK charity Time To Help UK. 100% of the money raised will directly go towards the aid of Rohingyas who have escaped genocide and brutal treatment (including, rape, burning and murder) and are currently seek refuge in Bangladesh. Over 620,000 refugees have fled into Bangladesh since violence erupted in August 2017, 80% of these refugees are in either spontaneous or makeshift settlements in dire conditions and are in desperate need of aid.”

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14 December 2017

TALK: SONIA BOYCE IN THE GALLERY (NEW ART EXCHANGE, NOTTINGHAM)

“A unique opportunity to hear Sounds Like Her exhibiting artist Sonia Boyce discuss her practice that addresses race and gender, as well as explorations of improvised collaborations between artist and audience. Join Boyce for an evening of exploration and conversation as she speaks in NAE’s Main Gallery, surrounded by her exhibited work, Devotional.”

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14 December 2017

UNCOVER THE ROOTS OF BRITISH BLACK GOSPEL (BLACK CULTURAL ARCHIVES, LONDON)

“Steve Alexander Smith will discuss his research for his recent book British Black Gospel. Steve Alexander-Smith is a medical laboratory scientist by profession, but has researched and produced this book concerning the foundations of this vibrant British sound.”

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15 December 2017

THOMAS BOCK SYMPOSIUM (MENZIES CENTRE FOR AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, KING’S COLLEGE LONDON)

Thomas Bock Symposium: Convicts, Race, and Art

“This one-day symposium is a collaboration between King’s College London and Ikon.

Bock was one of the most important artists working in Australia during the colonial years… Experts will contextualise Bock’s life and work, while engaging in debates about ‘art in a time of colony’, the representation of Australia’s Indigenous peoples, and the politics and experience of transportation from the Midlands to colonial Australia.”

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Until 11 March 2018

THOMAS BOCK EXHIBITION (IKON GALLERY, BIRMINGHAM)

“Ikon presents the first UK exhibition dedicated to the work of convict artist Thomas Bock (c.1793–1855). A selection of drawings, paintings and photographs demonstrate Bock’s technical skill and sensitivity to a wide range of subject matter.”

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15 December 2017

BAME WOMEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE BY MIDDLESBROUGH PUBLIC HEALTH (RIVERSIDE STADIUM, MIDDLESBROUGH)

“The BAME Women’s Health Conference is the first of its kind in Middlesbrough. It will bring together individuals, organisations including vcs and charities and a range of health, social care and other professionals to talk about issues that affect Black Asian & Minority Ethnic Group(BAME) women especially in South Tees.”

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15 December 2017

CHALLENGING RACE AND INEQUALITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION BY LEEDS TRINITY UNIVERSITY

“A free one-day event looking at the institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of black and minority ethnic (BME) staff and students within higher education. Eminent speakers include: Dr Gurnam Singh; a nationally acclaimed advocate for anti-race and anti-oppressive practice; Professor Shirley Tate; a world-leading researcher in the areas of institutional racism and black identity; and Professor Udy Archibong MBE; an international thought-leader in inclusion and diversity.”

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21 December 2017

THEY CAME BEFORE THE EMPIRE WINDRUSH BY WINDRUSH FOUNDATION (KARIBU EDUCATION CENTRE, LONDON)

Windrush

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Until 30 June 2018

HAMILTON THE MUSICAL (VICTORIA PALACE THEATRE, LONDON)

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Read more about this award-winning US show in the Guardian here

 

Guys and Dolls Theatre

GUYS AND DOLLS (ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE, MANCHESTER)

“A Royal Exchange Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company co-production, performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited. This Christmas, director Michael Buffong transports the smash-hit musical Guys and Dolls up-town to 1939 Harlem in the UK’s first all-Black cast production of this iconic show. Based on Damon Runyon’s off-beat stories, Guys And Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of pairings. Set in a world where a roll of the dice solves even the most awkward disputes, will the gamble pay off where love is involved?”

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