EVENTS 23-02-2018

Wednesday 28 February 2018

FILM: KETEKE + Q&A! (AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION CENTRE, LONDON)

“Welcome Cinema + Kitchen celebrate the month of love with an independent, Ghanaian, rom-com gem. ‘A madcap race against time follows in this colourful screwball comedy, with a wry but affection nod to Ghanaian traditions and gender dynamics.’ GHANA 1980s’ – A young couple hell bent on delivering their first baby in the Akete, miss their train. A wrong decision finds them in the middle of nowhere. Will they make it in time for the birth, or, risk losing the baby and mother? This fresh, bold comedy delivers laughs alongside clever narration of Africa’s chronic post-colonial underdeveloped state.”

FILM TRAILER HERE

FIND OUT MORE HERE

Monday 5 March 2018

TALK: THE CHALLENGES OF INTEGRATION – MIGRANT WOMEN IN THE UK (FRONTLINE CLUB, LONDON)

“To mark International Women’s Day 2018, The Frontline Club is hosting a discussion on the various diaspora of migrant women in the UK and the challenges of integration that they face in the light of Brexit, the continuing European migration crisis and a tightening of immigration policies. Migration and integration are two of the biggest issues facing societies worldwide and can hold the key in preventing crimes and extremism. The panel will explore various challenges such as: What do migrant women sacrifice when they leave their homeland? Is the backlash against migrants justified – are they draining our resources? And how might we empower migrant women specifically in various communities, industries and societies throughout the UK?”

Speakers include: Arti Lukha, MP Khalid Mahmood, MEP Julie Ward, Salma Zulfiqar, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

FIND OUT MORE HERE

Wednesday 7 March 2018 – Friday16 March 2018

FILM: HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL (VARIOUS VENUES, LONDON)

“Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. We work tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep rooted change and fight to bring greater justice and security to people around the world. Through our “Human Rights Watch Film Festival” we bear witness to human rights violations and create a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference. The film festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.”

FIND OUT MORE HERE

Saturday 10 March 2018

TALK: WHO OWNS HISTORY? DAVID OLUSOGA AND DAN SNOW IN CONVERSATION (BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON)

“Almost half a century since Kenneth Clark’s original 1969 BBC television series “Civilisation”, the role of history in our society has profoundly changed, with a multiplicity of new stories, voices and perspectives emerging in how it is researched and told. In this special event, David Olusoga, acclaimed historian and co-presenter of the BBC’s new TV series “Civilisations”, joins broadcaster and historian Dan Snow to discuss the question of who owns history, and the role of marginalised histories in reshaping a singular narrative of history with a pluralistic one. Presented in collaboration with History Hit as part of the BBC Civilisations Festival.”

FIND OUT MORE HERE

Monday 12 March 2018 – 24 March 2018

THEATRE: HANDLOOMS (ALANKAR HOUSE OF SAREES, MANCHESTER)

Written by Rani Moorthy. Directed by Alan Lane. “A love of saris leads a man to discover himself within the folds of the sensuous fabric. “Handlooms” explores the generational conflict between Rajesh and his mother who are both seeking conflicting solutions to a crisis in their sari business. An exciting and immersive theatrical experience set in a real sari shop in the heart of Curry Mile. The show challenges simplistic and stereotypical assumptions about an aspect of migrant life, the sari.”

FIND OUT MORE HERE

Wednesday 14 March 2018 – Sunday 25 March 2018

UK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL (EDINBURGH, MANCHESTER, LEICESTER AND LONDON)

“This year, the “UK Asian Film Festival” will be celebrating 20 years of championing independent South Asian cinema by hosting a 12-day season of film screenings and events in Edinburgh, Manchester, Leicester and London. To commemorate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which enabled women in the UK to vote for the first time, the theme of UK Asian Film Festival 2018 is F-Rated. The certification is used to denote films that have been cinematically classified as representing women on film, behind the camera and/or are female-centric in subject matter.”

FILM FESTIVAL BROCHURE HERE

FIND OUT MORE HERE

Wednesday 14 March 2018 – Friday 13 April 2018

#IAMIRISH PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION (CITY HALL, LONDON)

“Inspired by a persistent lack of representation of the Black Irish experience, Lorraine Maher launched the project #IamIrish to celebrate mixed race Irish people and to question the concept of ‘Irishness’ and what an authentic Irish identity means for Irish communities today. Lorraine has collaborated with photographer Tracey Anderson to make an intimate study of the faces, lives and experiences of 24 mixed-race Irish people.”

FIND OUT MORE HERE

 Friday 23 March 2018

FILM: SAJJAN SINGH RANGROOT (NATIONWIDE)

“As the country celebrates the Centenary of the end of conflict of World War I, a remarkable new film honours the involvement of Sikh soldiers in the British Army. Sajjan Singh Rangroot, which releases nationwide on 23rd March 2018, is based on the true story of the Lahore Regiment of the British Indian Army. It follows the regiment and the challenges faced through the eyes of soldier Sajjan Singh Rangroot.”

FIND OUT MORE HERE

Thursday 29 March 2018

SHAZIA MIRZA: WITH LOVE FROM ST. TROPEZ (ARTSDEPOT, LONDON)

“Following her critically acclaimed 2016, 103 date sell-out international tour “The Kardashians Made Me Do It”, Shazia Mirza presents her new stand-up show “With Love From St. Tropez”. After starving to death on a desert island, she’s changed her mind about a few things. She knew nothing about men before, she knows an awful lot now. Men versus women, survival, and is anyone really an atheist in the middle of a Tsunami? Oh, and the answers to everything are in The Periodic Table. A show about lies and truth – or is that the same thing? Nudity and the Periodic Table, these things hold the key to the future. How much do you wear? What do you look like, and will they let you in? Oh, and don’t you dare wear more than dental floss on a French beach.”

FIND OUT MORE HERE

Saturday 31 March 2018 – Sunday 1 April 2018

BENGALI SPRING FESTIVAL (MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS)

“Join us for a colourful festival weekend celebrating spring through Bengali art, culture and heritage. Highlights of the festival: Live music and dance performances, curated by Yoused Ali Khan; Free henna tattooing; Arts and crafts children’s activities; Storytelling and writing classes; Poetry workshops with Shamin Azad; Chanachur snack making sessions. Throughout the weekend a number of cultural events will take place:

– Shahida Rahman, author of the award-winning novel “Lascar” will give a talk about the historical links between Bengali travellers and London’s docks.

– The Swadhinata Trust, an organisation which works to promote Bengali history and heritage amongst young people, will discuss the cultural impact of the Bengali community on East London.

– There will be film screenings of the 2017 short documentary ”The Legend of the Loom”, which follows the journey of Bengali fabrics for the community to the world of international fashion and clothing.

FIND OUT MORE HERE

* * * 

BLACK EUROPE RESOURCES

 Be the first to get new events and blogposts direct to your inbox by clicking Follow the Blog via Email

Follow Black Europe Resources on Twitter @Blackeresources

Visit the Website to read more: https://blackeuroperesources.wordpress.com/

Please Spread The Word! Thank You!