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September 2019

LDIF+ Talawa Technique with Thomas Prestø

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
TBC
£85 20 tickets left

An intensive session with Thomas Prestø on Talawa technique, a fully codified system of body movement rooted in traditional African and Caribbean movement aesthetics; yet relevant in the contemporary. The technique combines rhythmic structures, a specialized approach to grounding, and traditional African aesthetic movement qualities to allow dancers to develop full ownership of their bodies and embrace their own identities. The masterclass includes a ticket to Tabanka Dance ENsemble's performance on Friday 27 September 2019.

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Black History Month Launch: Tabanka

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
TBC
£14 – £16 75 tickets left

Tabanka African and Caribbean Peoples Dance Ensemble is a Norwegian based company, led by by artistic director Thomas Talawa Prestø. Rooted in the real need for a kinetic voice that speaks the stories and histories of African diasporic bodies in a modernistic and futuristic reality. The company share a rich and vibrant mixed billed of work that encompasses their unique approach to art and community from an Afrofuturistic and Caribfuturistic perspective, a phrase coined by the company.

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October 2019

Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future Tours

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 5th October 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 8th October 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on 15th October 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 18th October 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 25th October 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on 26th October 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 31st October 2019 at 4:00 pm

Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University, 8 Newarke Close
Leicester, LE2 7BJ United Kingdom
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Free 14 tickets left

To coincide with Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future take a walk round the city centre and discover hidden histories about Leicester, the Black British presence and the cultural contribution made to the East Midlands by the African and African Caribbean community. Tours will take approximately two hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

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BHM Film: Claudine

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phoenix, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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£7.50 – £9.20 30 tickets left

Director John Berry, English, USA, 1974, 92 min, 15 A landmark film starring Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones, Claudine, addresses the conundrums of the welfare system and challenges the notions of the ‘welfare queen’.  Claudine (Carroll) supports herself and her six children by working secretly as a maid, whilst garbage collector Roop attempts to win her affections and earn the trust of her children.

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BlackChat: Integrated Casting

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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Free 15 tickets left

BlackChat is a year-round forum to exchange and discuss issues which directly affect Black Communities, such as health, heritage and identity.  BlackChat is open to all, encouraging diverse audiences to engage with Black History Month. This edition of BlackChat explores integrated casting, the practice of casting without considering an actor’s ethnicity. The discussion will feature panellist including producers, programmers, artistic directors and actors who will explore best practice in increasing representation of cultural diversity on stage and making a step…

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An Evening with SuAndi

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Guildhall, Guildhall Lane
Leicester, LE1 5FQ
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£14 – £16 60 tickets left

SuAndi was born in Hulme, Manchester, with absolutely no aspirations to be a writer, she literally walked into the arts as a model and the poet was quick to follow.  She is the Cultural Director of Black Arts Alliance, a recipient of a NESTA Dreamtime award, and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours list for her contributions to the Black Arts Sector in 1999. A unique opportunity to listen to SuAndi share writings and reflections from a career…

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Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future Tours

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 5th October 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 8th October 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on 15th October 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 18th October 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 25th October 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on 26th October 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 31st October 2019 at 4:00 pm

Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University, 8 Newarke Close
Leicester, LE2 7BJ United Kingdom
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Free

To coincide with Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future take a walk round the city centre and discover hidden histories about Leicester, the Black British presence and the cultural contribution made to the East Midlands by the African and African Caribbean community. Tours will take approximately two hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

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Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future Tours

October 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on 5th October 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 8th October 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on 15th October 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 18th October 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 25th October 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on 26th October 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 31st October 2019 at 4:00 pm

Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University, 8 Newarke Close
Leicester, LE2 7BJ United Kingdom
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Free

To coincide with Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future take a walk round the city centre and discover hidden histories about Leicester, the Black British presence and the cultural contribution made to the East Midlands by the African and African Caribbean community. Tours will take approximately two hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

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Time and Judgement: A Diary of 400 Year Exile

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phoenix, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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£7.50 – £9.20 29 tickets left

Dir: Menelik Shabazz, Documentary, UK, 1988, 84 min, TBC An overview of the African Liberation Movement over 400 hundred years, Time and Judgement narrates the tribulations and successes of people from the African diaspora, establishing a connection between biblical prophecy and the times we are living in. Through archival footage and creative film the film examines the lives of leaders such as Maurice Bishop, Walter Rodney, Jessie Jackson, Samora Machel, Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey and others.

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Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future Tours

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 5th October 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 8th October 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on 15th October 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 18th October 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 25th October 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on 26th October 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 31st October 2019 at 4:00 pm

Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University, 8 Newarke Close
Leicester, LE2 7BJ United Kingdom
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Free

To coincide with Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future take a walk round the city centre and discover hidden histories about Leicester, the Black British presence and the cultural contribution made to the East Midlands by the African and African Caribbean community. Tours will take approximately two hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

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