Interview with a Veteran

Training Room 3

Imperial War Museum 11am-1pm

Lambeth Road SE1

Tube: Lambeth North

Entry Free: first come first served

The general public are invited to view Saturday School pupils interview 84 year old Jamaican war veterans about their service in World War 2. The event will be filmed then placed on You tube


Breast Cancer and Women of African descent.

Plus Q &A with Sister Abi and Marina a Breast Cancer Survivor

Thursday 12 May  7.00pm to 9.00pm (arrive early) 

Science Museums Dana Centre 165 Queens Gate, London SW5:

Tube: South Kensington/Gloucester Roadon  District/Circle.Piccadilly line

Entry: Free only if you book in advance over 18's only

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The Dana Centre and café are licensed premises open only to those aged 18 or over. Arrive early to enjoy a wide variety of delicious food and drink in our air-conditioned d.café.

This presentation by Sister Abi aims to empower women with information to help defeat breast cancer. It will cover: 

* The reality of risk rates for black women; how white women skew the risk indicators
* 5 steps you can take to reduce your risk , 
* How not breast feeding can increase your risk
* What food and lifestyles increase liability
* The signs that ensure early detection.
* How such information is made difficult to access (there has only ever been one study on how cancer affects black women in  the UK) 

Sister Abi holds a first degree in Medical Bio-chemistry, a masters in Clinical bio-chemistry and is pursuing another masters in Public Health. She is currently Programme Manager for an infomatics project for a major cancer charity. She has been featured on Colourful Radio and will be in the next edition of the New African Woman magazine for her cancer prevention work




  'An unflnching portrayl of European barbarity'

Black Venus

Sat 23 July 2-5pm

BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road SE1

Tube: Waterloo

See trailer here

The extraordinary true story in which a South African woman was turned into a sideshow attraction known as 'The Hottentot Venus'. Sarah 'Saartjie' Baartman was a Khoi Khoi but was trafficked to Europe in the 19th century where she was exhibited as a part-human, part-animal attraction for both entertainment and 'education' in London and Paris. This critique of the values of 'civilised' society shows how Europeans were obsessed with African womens features and wished to imitate them while at the same time denouncing their looks as ugly and savage




Thursday  27 Jan 7.00pm-10.00pm




“FOR COLORED GIRLS”+ panel discussion

@ RICH MIX CINEMA (Liverpool St. Tube)

Book :
Or    Tickets : £8.50 Adults £6 Conc.

URBAN SCREEN is honoured to be showing Tyler Perry's latest film FOR COLORED GIRLS on 27 January. FOR COLORED GIRLS has been adapted from a Tony award winning play called "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" by Ntozake Shange.  It is a deep profound conveying of poems which cover the multitude of women's issues, such as love, rape, suicide, death, birth. The film is beautifully delivered by its stellar cast of Thandie Newton, Janet Jackson, Michael Ealy, Hil Harper, Kerry Washington,Macy Gray, Whoopi Goldberg and all to a Nina Simone soundtrack.  It is an important film for all women to see and is an important film in terms of Tyler Perry's development as a filmmaker.  The film will be followed by a panel discussion 
See  trailer  here


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Panel will be made up;

Fela Oke, Director of Goldrush Entertainment,
Goldrush Entertainment is the Production and Entertainment division of Goldrush Media Group, with its core value being empowerment. Goldrush Entertainment encompasses TV, film, theatre, Stage shows and event production empowering a new generation

Campbell Ex, Filmmaker
She constantly pushes boundaries in visual aesthetics and content in moving image. She started out in making films for UK television and titles include Ragga Gyal D’Bout! about female fans of Ragga Music, the award-winning BD Women about Black lesbian stories, and Legacy about the psychological effect of Transatlantic slavery on family relationships.
Campbell also collaborates with other filmmakers and has been the sound person for Cheryl Dunye’s The OWLS and camera person for Jules Nurrish’s Bend It, Lisa Gornick’s Do I love you? and Tick Tock Lullaby as well as Paloma Etienne’s Notebooks and Unladylike Thoughts
Campbell would like to continue collaborating with other artist filmmakers. She is also happy to mentor anyone who shares the goals of BlackmanVision.

Shabina Aslam, Producer, Fmr Director of Diversity at BBC Radio Dramas and Rich Mix Board of Trustee,
Shabina Aslam is an experienced theatre director and producer.  She has worked as an Associate Producer for  the London International Festival of Theatre and also worked as Diversity Director for radio Drama for the BBC from 2003 – 2006.  She was also an Associate Director  of Theatre Venture from 1999 – 2001.  She is currently working on Drama in The Mix for the BBC which aims to celebrate and showcase the creative talents of English, Drama and media students from Olympic Borough Secondary Schools. It will also highlight the ways the Games are already touching the lives of young people in East London

Baff Akato, Film Producer and Director
Baff Akoto studied at London's Ravensbourne College of Design & Communications, and went on to freelance with Reuters Television, Cartoon Network, MTV, Paramount, and Comedy Central. His directorial debut was Football Fables (2009), a documentary tracing the stories behind African football migration. The film won awards for Best Foreign Film and Best Feature Screenplay at the 2009 Rassegna Cinematografica Internazionale Palermo.


George Jackson: Death of a Revolutionary


The Murder of Fred Hampton

Sat 5th Feburary 2-5pm

BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road SE1

Tube: Waterloo

'Black men born in the U.S.A and fortunate enough to live past the age of 18 are conditioned to accept the inevitability of prison. For most of us, it simply looms as the next phase in a sequence of humiliations'

Black Panther Field Marshall George Jackson inspired thousands inside and out of prison with his leadership and by authoring books like Blood in my Eye and Soledad Brothers. His positive influence proved too great and he was killed in an alleged prison escape one day before his trial. This 1971 ITV documentary contains interviews with his mother, Huey P Newton and Bobby Seale


Black Panther Deputy Chairman Fred Hampton was one of the most charismatic and inspirational leaders in the USA. He organised Free breakfasts for poor children and negotiated a peace deal between 6 different Chicago gangs who then used their members to help the community. The FBI and Chicago Police Department organised his assassination by paying an informer to drug him and draw a layout of his bedroom before arranging a police raid. Dismissed at the time as a 'conspiracy theory' this rare documentary uses government records and police informers to show how the American government murdered civil rights activists