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Saturday, 1 October 2011

Black History Month 2011

 Saturday 1st October- Final Night, 7.30pm 
Direct from the Almedia, Fuel presents Inua Elams in the 14th Tale
The 14th Tale won the Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival 2009,  is a free flowing mellifluous narrative that tells the hilarious expliots of a natural born mischief growing from the clay streets of Nigeria to the roof tops of Dublin, and finally to London. 
 Admission £11.50/£7.50 concs
Tara Theatre

356 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4ES Tel 020 8333 4457

Saturday 1st October, 2pm
Film: Burning an Illusion
Director: Menelik Shabazz (UK 1981)
Shabazz's pioneering first feature filmed the Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove communities and has remained a landmark in British cinema, It is the the first British film to give a central voice to a black women, charting her journey to emotional maturity, emancipation and political awakening. Tony Warner of Black History Walks will welcome guests and chair the discussion after the screening.
Admission £5
National Film Theatre NFT1
Southbank, SE1 8XT

Saturday 1st-2nd October, 10am
Black History Live

This two-day event will host a range of performances and exhibitions. This is a must for those wishing to network and access a range of resources.
Admission £6 Adults Children under 14 free when accompanied by a full paying adults
Wembley Arena

Tuesday 4th -Wednesday 5th October, 7.30pm
TARA ARTS in association with ARCADIA BOOKS
 presents UPRISING with Alex Wheatle MBE
Directed by Jatinder Verma
Marking the 30th Anniversary of the Brixron Riots, awarding winning author Alex Wheatle MBE presents his moving autobiographical story of how he became a writer. A journey punctuated by the muscular singing of lyrics that made Alex the famous 'Yardman Irie' of the Brixton club scene.
Inspired by his best selling novel, Brixton Rock and the East of Acre Lane,  and latest novel Brenton Brown, Alex Wheatle's performance is a gem.
 Admission £11.50/£7.50 concs

Tara Theatre
356 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4ES Tel 020 8333 4457

Thursday 6th October, 7pm
Neil Mayer presents: Gifted at Primary, Failing by Secondary
What distractions does your child have in their bedroom-a television, stereo, game console, mobile phone? is this the same room where you expect them to do homework?
Neil Mayer former Head of Maths and Inclusion. He has helped an entire class pass GCSE maths as early as year 8. Neil will be delivering a free workshop and Q&A session based on his book Gifted at Primary, Failing by Secondary.
 Brixton Library,
 Brixton Oval SW2 1JQ
Free Admission
Booking is essential email

Saturday 8th October, 11am
Southwark Black History Walk
Join the guided black history walk through nearly 300 years of the black presence in Southwark and meet those that changed history, as well as those whose lives were unsung.

 Meeting outside John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street, SE1 1JA

Cost: Free
Email for further information

Wednesday 12th October, 7pm
Malika Booker and Roger Robinson present
Absolution and Shadow Boxer
In 2001 Malika Booker and Roger Robinson were individually commissioned by Apples and Snakes to devise solo shows, 2011 marks a decade since these landmark solo shows Shadow Boxer and Absolution were performed. To celebrate Black History month Booker and Robinson will perform excerpts of these two shows together for a limited engagement.
 Brixton Library, Brixton Oval. SW2 1JQ
Booking is essential email

Saturday 15th October, 7.30pm
Half Moon young people's Theatre presents
Look to the Sky By Courttia Newland
In an abandoned warehouse a search along dark corridors and winding stairs will lead to a discovery which will change lives... A group of young people are forced to confront the very thing that scares them the most. Themselves. The mysterious an complicated culture of inner-city youth is exploded in this gripping new play which breathes with raw poetic language and a contemporary soundtrack.
 Admission £11.50/£7.50 concs

Tara Theatre
356 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4ES Tel 020 8333 4457

 Tuesday 18th October, 10.30am & Friday 28th October, 2.30pm
Traditional tales from Africa and the Caribbean for the under 5s
Writer and performance storyteller Sandra Agard brings to life traditional tales to celebrate Black History Month, especially the antics of trickster Anancy.
 Tuesday 18th October, 10.30am
Brixton Library, Brixton Oval, SW2 1JQ
Friday 28th October, 2.30pm
Carnegie Library, 188 Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AG

Wednesday 26th October 2011, 7pm
Black Flash: A Century of Black Footballers film screening

Based on the author's book 'Colouring Over the White Line: A History of Black Footballers in Britain'
After a screening of the film there will be a question and answer session.
Suitable for ages 16 years and over
Admission Free no booking required
Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill Street, SE15 5JR

Thursday 27th October, 1pm to 5pm
Video and Film production course
Take your first steps into filmmaking and learn the basic techniques of script writing, editing and filming. The film making will loosely be based around great sporting heroes.
Course facilitated by freelance film Director Rohan Green.
Brixton Library , Brixton Oval, SW2 1JQ
Ages 9 years plus booking is essential email

Monday 14th November, 5pm
Author talk- Alex Wheatle
Alex Wheatle popular local author of Dirty South, Brenton Brown and East of Acre Lane, amongst others, will talk about his writing and offer tips to budding young writers.
Streatham Library, 63 Streatham High Road, SW16 1PL
Booking is essential email email

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