Black Mans Land, White Mans Country

Saturday  23 January 2pm-5.00pm

BFI Southbank (near Royal Festival Hall)

Belvedere Road SE1

Tube: Waterloo.

Tickets ₤5, best to book early

Phone 0207 928 3232


History of Kenya from a Kenyan perspective with two rare films made in 1970's

They detail how the British initially appeared as traders in East Africa before moving on to massacre numerous ethnic groups including Somalis, and Masai. Resistance leaders were killed, imprisoned or disappeared and replaced with quislings. The best land was stolen and given to British immigrants such as Lord Delamere. Local people were forced to move to Kibera which is now the biggest slum in East Africa. Schools and rites of passage customs were destroyed or disrupted and replaced with mission schools which only a few could attend. The Land and Freedom army was formed by ex WW2 veterans but the British refused to use their name and invented a new name, The Mau Mau. With extensive archive footage and extended interviews with the African resistance movement these unique films have eerie parallels with the modern day 'war on terror' and put a context on recent political and racial problems in Kenya.




 High Court Judge, bio chemist, architect

Saturday School Careers Day Special

Saturday  30th January 11.00am-2.00pm

Venue: On confirmation of registration

Area: SE1, ten minutes from tube 

Adm: By prior registration, 5 pounds per pair

Proceeds to Girl Child Concern, Kaduna State, Nigeria  

This event has been specially designed to showcase successful individuals who for some reason are never highlighted in mainstream media. It is aimed squarely at, conscientious adults who take their child's education seriously, and curious children looking for positive influences.

On the day you will hear from professionals, as to how they got be where they are now. The speakers include a

High Court Judge 

Technical Architect 

Molecular Biologist

Management Consultant

The format has been developed  so that it engages 8 year olds as well as mature students. It has been tested in primary/secondary schools and with the general public. There are 80 seats available. The Queen Mother Moore school in Clapham has already reserved 40 after their experience last year. The remainder are available on a first come, first served basis to Saturday schools. There are a few seats available to individual parents who are outside of the Saturday School system. This event is sponsored by Colourful Kids . There will be a range of multicultural books available on the day

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Sunday 31st January 1.30pm-5.00pm

Imperial War Museum Lambeth Road SE1

Tube: Lambeth North.

Adm: Free. First come, first served

Bring pen and pad and be on time

An investigation of loyalty within the British Empire to  explain why black troops would want to fight and die for Britain a country that had enslaved their ancestors .This interactive talk will use film clips, commentary and music to show what life was like in the Caribbean and how that population got to be there in the first place. In addition we detail the exploits of African/Caribbean troops and the wars they fought from 1790's to the Gulf War.

Special guests include World War 2 veterans from the Caribbean plus extremely rare footage of black fighter and bomber pilots and pioneers such as:

  • Sqn Ldr Ulric Cross (Trinidad) highest ranking and most decorated black officer in the RAF
  • Connie Marks founder (Jamaica) of We Were There and chair of Mary Seacole campaign
  • Billy Strachan Bomber pilot and civil rights activist
  • Irwin Everlsy (St Lucia)who fought in Falklands war but was then denied a british passport
  • John Smith (Sierra Leone) World War 1 veteran
  • Gershon Brown (Barbados) World War 1 Veteran