Black History Month 2015 officially finishes on 31 October, and what a month it’s been! A […]
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The University of Nottingham is celebrating Black History Month 2015 with music, public lectures, film screenings […]
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Slave Trade Legacies, Bright Ideas and AHRC Global Cotton Connections present an evening of film and discussion. Two films while be screened – The Colour of Money (a Heritage Lottery Funded project held by Bright Ideas) and Global Cotton Connections: Unravelling the Threads of Slavery (funded by the AHRC Global Cotton Connections project). Part of Black History Month 2015.
Bawren Tavaziva’s most ambitious work to date is a sumptuous portrayal of the Carmen story and its continuing resonance today. Performed to music composed and arranged by Fayyaz Virji of the acclaimed Warriors International, Africarmen plays out the entanglement of desire, deceit and corruption in oil-laden Equatorial Guinea. Part of Black History Month 2015.
Norma Gregory, Historian and Director of Nottingham News Centre, takes us on ‘A journey with George Africanus’, exploring the life of Nottingham’s first black entrepreneur. George Africanus was brought to England in slavery aged three, but ended his life as a successful businessman. Part of Black History Month 2015.
Join us for a conversation with Al Newman, DJ and cultural historian, discussing the phenomenal popularity of Clarks shoes in reggae culture. Part of Black History Month 2015.
The Department of American and Canadian Studies present a screening of the 2013 film ‘Fruitvale Station’, directed by Ryan Coogler and depicts the death of Oscar Grant, who was killed in 2009 by a police officer. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Hannah-Rose Murray, PhD student in the Department of American and Canadian Studies. Part of Black History Month 2015.
In partnership with SKN Heritage Museum, the University will be screening the first-ever showing of the film Nine Nights, which documents Caribbean funeral traditions in the UK. Followed by an exhibition and Q&A. Part of Black History Month 2015.
Join University of Nottingham Sport for a conversation with Brendon Batson, former footballer, Professional Footballers’ Association trustee and adviser to the FA, and Troy Townsend, Kick It Out. Part of Black History Month 2015.
Come along to a screening of Making Waves, followed by a Q&A with director Patcee Francis from Syncopate Media. This documentary compares the lives of young black people growing up in the 1980’s with those growing up today. Nearly 40 years after the 1976 Race Relations Act Making Waves documents the life stories of first and second-generation black, British citizens from the African-Caribbean communities. Part of Black History Month 2015.