Click and Link: For Music, Films, Virtual Tours, Dance, Museums, Professional Seminars and much more…something for all ages:
The Black Heroes Foundation Virtual Soul Food Café
Free zoom event every Friday at 7.30pm. celebrating Black heroes through song, dance and the spoken word. Old school videos, talks and special guests to entertain and enlighten. Tickets are available from Eventbrite and special guest announcements are made weekly. Visit their website for the line-up: https://www.blackheroesfoundation.org/the-cafe/
The Black Heroes Soul Food Cafe ™ is a Black History Month event, that runs throughout the year!
Online events at Lambeth Library throughout Black History Month 2020
Vascular Dementia and Me: a community conversation with Lambeth’s African and Caribbean residents
Saturday 24 October, 11am to 1pm.
Join this community conversation with live drama performance to explore how vascular dementia is particularly affecting Lambeth’s black communities.
This event will be hosted by Black Thrive, Healthwatch Lambeth and South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.
Legacy & Hope
Sunday 25 October, 7.30pm
Join Pegasus Opera online for our virtual Black History Month concert entitled ‘Legacy and Hope’. A vocal extravaganza featuring Britain’s leading black classical singers. Will also pay tribute to the Windrush generation.
Digging Deep Coal Miners of African Caribbean Heritage
Curated by Norma Gregory, wonderful research into the lives of Afro-Caribbean Miners in Britain – another chance to visit following the success of the 2019 exhibition
3rd October – 1st November
2nd October – 14th November 2020
The October Gallery presents Fire Figures, an exhibition of new works by Alexis Peskine which
explores the frustration of the African Diaspora which continues to confront systems of violence and racism while undergoing the alienation of continuous displacement. Peskine has ‘always felt the fire of injustice’ throughout his life, a fire which fuels his works.
October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3A
Opening hours: 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday
JAMAICA, BRITAIN AND THE AKAN MAROON WAR
Trailblazing author and family historian Paul Crooks will discuss a hidden Black and British history of Jamaica’s Maroons.
Thursday 8 October, 7pm.
Online event: book here
CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR
8 – 11 October 2020
London, WC2R 1RN
Construction specialist law firm Silver Shemmings Ash offers FREE CPD training and seminar events for Construction, Insurance, Contract Formation and associated issues.
Book on-line here
Now – 31 January 2020
Turner Prize wining artist and Oscar winning filmmaker STEVE McQUEEN unveils his vast portrait project of every Year 3 class in London in 2019.
TATE Website Video
ADEBANJI ALADE interviews STEVE McQUEEN on his art project PORTRAIT of a GENERATION.
5 – 17 November 2020
Introducing the first major survey of activist visual artist ZANELE MUHOLI in the UK.
Tickets: £0 – £13
POEM-A-DAY on-line is featuring daily poetry by Black poets throughout the year and a BLACK LIVES MATTER anthology.
FREE on-line http://www.poets.org
VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM
Now – 25 October 2020
Newly re-opened V&A on Cromwell Road has just released a new allocation of tickets for their sell-out exhibition: KIMONO: KYOTO TO CATWALK.
Members free; tickets £16 – £18
BAGS: INSIDE OUT
From 21 November 2020
From the Birkin to Vuitton, explore the style, design, craftsmanship and use of the most necessary accessory!
Tickets available soon!
THE BRIDGE THEATRE
The Bridge Theatre is one of the few West End theatres to currently be open and performing in its now 250 socially-distanced seats (down from 900). Tickets from £15.00. In the event of a new lockdown, all purchased tickets will be refunded. West End, London, SE1 2SG Bridgetheatre.co.uk
now – 15 October
AN EVENING WITH AN IMMIGRANT
Written and performed by INUA ELLAMS with music selection by DJ SID MERCUTIO. Escaping his Boko Haram controlled home in Nigeria for England, ELLAMS shares his fantastic and courageous story of escaping fundamentalism Islam.
QUARTER LIFE CRISIS 7 – 17 October 2020
Award-winning British actress and playwright of Nigerian descent, YOLANDA MERCY performs her 2017 sell-out one-woman show. Beware, it includes audience participation!
TALKING HEADS (LIVE) by Alan Bennett
Now – 31 October 2020
Including: “PLAYING HEADS” starring LUCIAN MSAMATI
and “THE OUTSIDE DOG” starring ROCHENDA SANDALL
22 – 31 October
Written by playwright, poet, and screenwriter ZODWA NYONI, it tells the story of a Zimbabwean asylum seeker who flees to Britain because he is gay. Performed by LLADEL BRYANT and directed by ALEX CHISHOLM Co-artistic director of the Freedom Studios in Bradford.
The National Theatre plans to re-open in late October with socially distanced seating with a new play: Death of England: Delroy
Visit http://ntlive.com and sign up for their e-newsletter for up-to-date information.
DEATH OF ENGLAND: DELROY
Late October 2020
Written by ROY WILLIAMS and CLINT DYER and performed by GILES TERERA, in telling this story, the authors “hope to take audiences on an illuminating journey into the Black British psyche and realities of a “tolerant” England in the wake of Black Lives Matter movement.”
NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME (on Youtube) Anytime
And in the meantime, the National Theatre has released many of its filmed productions for FREE VIEWING on Youtube.
Catch up on some of the pieces you may have missed, would like to see again or even share with first timers.
THE BARBERSHOP CHRONICLES
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
THE THREE SISTERS (by Inua Ellams after Chekov)
MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS
and many, many more…
‘“BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (2018)
FREE on Prime Video
Throughout Black History Month 2020 all the mainstream television channels, including Sky Arts and Sky History, are broadcasting films, documentaries and chat shows
British Black Music Event celebrating British Black Music Month June 2020. Music for causes. Discussion and sing-a-long, register here:
Black Heroes Foundation have teamed up with Wandsworth Arts Fringe and organised a series of events including a film telling the story of the late Sam King, lead protagonist for Windrush Day to be officially recognised. Watch film trailer here: https://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on-2020/the-story-of-sam-king
Black Heroes Foundation’s Wall of Fame https://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on-2020/wall-of-fame and
Who is your Hero https://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on-2020/who-is-your-black-hero-asked-on-the-streets-of-wandsworth
Black Lives in 20th Century Britain – a great selection of films some over 100 years old portraying public and private lives of black people in a changing social climate – free films from the BFI – Black Britain on Film.
Home schooling with BBC Bitesize daily lessons for children from year one to year ten. A full daily timetable available https://bam.files.bbci.co.uk/bam/live/content/zjh72sg/pdf#sa-link_location=blocks&intlink_from_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fteach%2Fbitesize-daily-lessons-schedule%2Fzdtwjhv&intlink_ts=1587471098602-sa Covering core subjects the comprehensive timetable schedule is uploaded every week which makes easy planning. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bitesize-daily-lessons-schedule/zdtwjhv
Heroines of the African Holocaust: African Women in War – online event:
https://www.onlinevents.co.uk/ is a CPD service (Continuing Professional Development) offering a range of workshops and practical advice, webinars and services for counsellors and psychotherapists who wish to move their practices to an online/home environment.
Have a host of online events, this link provides a host of virtual events from pop-up shops, worship events, festival and virtual job fairs. The Singapore Post Graduate Masterclass fair looks interesting.
Virtual Museum Tour https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/
Suggestion: Explore the African timeline
Universities, libraries and local town halls also offer virtual events
Take a tour of New York’s Guggenheim Museum and study artworks by the famous masters up close.
Let music and dance take you away and loose you for a day
Ballet Black on film – House of Dreams choreographer Michael Corder, music by Claude Debussy:
For those missing the London high energy club beats and atmosphere, absorb some virtual time by listening to Hardt Antoine’s latest House & Techno release
and for a classical repose to reflect on Windrush
For children aged 7 and above some fun-filled engineering feats using simple household products to keep them busy during Lockdown and school closures from the James Dyson Foundation. Download the challenge cards here: https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.com/resources/challenge-cards.html
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