Black History Month events with AFRA
Celebrate the beginning of Black History Month in style with AFRA Blackpool.
7:30pm – late, Saturday 5 October
at Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Blackpool, FY3 7HG
Join us on Saturday 5 October to enjoy delicious Caribbean food, experience a live performance from Tidal Beats Community Drumming and dance the night away to brilliant sounds from Blackpool Radio’s Lukie-d Ms-Cruger
Try your luck at the prize raffle or pick up a beautiful souvenir from the Blackpool Gambia School Project jewellery stall.
It’s an event not to be missed!
Pumpkin Soup Curry Goat
Jerk Chicken Rice & Peas
Dumplings Dessert to follow.
Under 12’s £8
Under 5’s Free
Book online (booking fee applies) or call Phil on 07968 401799 or Janette on 07871 949106
Britain on Film: Black Britain
6:15pm – 8:15pm, Thursday 24 October
Blackpool Central Library, Queen St, FY1 1PX
Join us as we explore a collection of archive films showing the history of black Britain throughout the 20th century.
Bringing together films spanning 1901 to 1985 and taken from many different regions of the UK, it offers incredibly rare, little-seen and valuable depictions of black British life on screen.
Watch miners in the collieries of Edwardian Lancashire and Yorkshire; and soldiers from across the Empire joining the services to fight for King and ‘mother country’ in World War I. See rare colour footage of multi-racial Cardiff in 1957, a Nigerian wedding in Cornwall in 1964, and touching interviews with black school leavers in 1965; witness growing racial tensions on a Liverpool housing estate and in New Cross, London; communities in search of their roots and partying on the streets of Notting Hill during Carnival.
Revealing new voices from across a century of vast and turbulent social change in the UK, Britain on Film: Black Britain not only offers audiences the chance to explore stories of migration, community and the struggle against inequality – but also an opportunity to celebrate vivid black British life and culture on screen.
Tickets: Free, optional donation on the door. Booking is essential.
Tea and coffee available.
Film details: Dir: various | 1901 – 1985 | 91 mins | 12A
Doors open 6pm. Film screening 6:30pm – 8pm
Keep an eye on the AFRA Facebook page for more Black History Month 2019 Events.