BlackLightning 

Sunday 27th February 2011 3.00-7.00pm prompt start

 

Venue: Lost Theatre 208 Wandsworth Road, SW8 2JU 

Tube:   Stockwell (10 mins walk)

Map http://losttheatre.co.uk/gettinghere/gettinghere 

Admission: £7.00 per person

www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk   

The original 3.5 hour event repeated by popular demand with African Superhero dvds for sale on the day and interviews with animators and directors

African Superheroes: Many  artists are making up for the severe lack of positive images of black people in animated films and comics. This animation festival for 6-60 year olds, will feature a variety of African-themed cartoons which tell tales of; Magical Nigerian women warriors, Anansi the West African Folk Hero, The story of Ogun and Oshun, Teenage black superheroes and more

 

Extract from review  by Toyin Agbetu of Ligali.

'..Surprisingly one of the best set pieces was a breakdown of the use of African culture including our dance and music traditions. The historical narrative provided  was both insightful and entertaining. The width of the section presented was breathtaking from tap dance to capoeira. In closing, guest animators were invited to share details of some of the challenges faced by artists and announce projects in production such as the exciting

Anokyes Sword It is not often a community event makes history. This one, which engaged adult and child alike through the world of animation and

African Superheroes Day is a first that should be celebrated, and then repeated

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