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October 2019

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

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

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

SUSSEDBLACKWOMANCELEBRATINGLIFE While SuAndi may have “walked” into the arts from being a model she most definitely has planted deep roots that have seen her perform across the UK most of Central Europe the USA, Brazil, South Africa and the list goes on. She has a reputation of mixing hard facts with sharp humour in poetry that can bring tears. She says of her career, “I have received awards, honorary degrees and accolades and I am still broke!” Listen to her…

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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 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

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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The Man Who Mends Women

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£7.50 – £9.20

Dir: Thierry Michel, Documentary, Belgium, 2015, 112 min, TBC Doctor Mukwege has helped thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, whilst facing attempts on his own life. But he is not in his struggle, the women to whom he has restored physical integrity and dignity, stand beside him, true activists for peace, hungry for justice.

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BHM Live

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£10 – £12

BHM Live is an initiative that supports and showcases the work of emerging Black artists across art forms. This year the platform will present several new pieces of work exploring identity, labels and The Oreo Complex – Isaac Ouro-Gnao Fusing West African Agbaja and hip hop dance practice, Isaac explores the psychological impact of labels on Black identity. Isaac’s work seeks to empower Black communities to take ownership of their identity and reclaim words and terms of discrimination. BLACKLIST –…

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Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future Tours

October 18 @ 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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