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October 2022

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2022 LAUNCH: BHM LIVE

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Attenbrough Arts Centre, University of Leicester, Lancaster Rd
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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£16.00 – £25.00 49 tickets left

Saturday 1 October 7.00pm Attenborough Arts Centre Presented by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage Join us to celebrate the launch of Black History Month and a wonderful line up of Black artists across artforms from music and poetry to textile art and dance. It is an opportunity to showcase emerging talent and celebrate trailblazers who have paved the way and are deserving of wider recognition. Jada O’Neill is a budding singer/songwriter originally from Barbados and raised in Antigua…

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TALAWA TECHNIQUE™ DANCE MASTERCLASS

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dupont Dance School, Memory Lane
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 3UL United Kingdom
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£25.00 14 tickets left

Presented by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage Talawa Technique™ structures elements of African and Caribbean practices uniquely designed to facilitate polycentrism, multiple movement qualities, grounding and polyrhythm. Talawa Technique™ deconstructs and reconstructs these practices in such a way as to reveal the quality of each unique element by themselves as well as the added accumulative potential achieved when these elements are intentionally recombined. Delivered by Thomas Tawala Prestø.

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INTERPRETATIONS – SIREN CALLS: TO AN ILLUSIVE JOURNEY

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dialogue Box, Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street
Leicester, LE1 6AS
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£8.00 – £10.00 12 tickets left

Presented by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage Commissioned by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage, composed by Philip Herbert with two independent choreographic interpretations by Monique Jonas and Thomas Tawala Prestø, Siren Calls: To an Illusive Journey seeks to honour the Windrush generation and crystallise their experiences. The film showcases behind the scenes footage on the making of the shows, including interviews with the producer, composer, choreographers and musicians. Interpretation – Siren Calls: To an Illusive Journey…

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BLACKCHAT: IN CONVERSATION WITH HERDLE WHITE

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dialogue Box, Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street
Leicester, LE1 6AS
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Free 7 tickets left

Presented by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage The longest serving African Caribbean radio DJ in the BBC, Herdle White has been presenting shows for BBC Radio Leicester for over 50 years. Starting his radio career with a five-minute Caribbean roundup, Herdle went on to produce Talking Blues (which marks its fortieth anniversary this year) before the show evolved into the current The Sound of The Caribbean. A familiar face at Leicester Caribbean Carnival, this is an opportunity to…

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INTERPRETATIONS – SIREN CALLS: TO AN ILLUSIVE JOURNEY: Tour 2022 Gateway Studio

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Edmund’s Chapel,, High Street,
Gateshead, NE8 1EP
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£8.00 – £10.00 40 tickets left

Date: Friday 7 October 2022 Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm Location: St Edmund’s Chapel, High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1EP Price: £10 | £8 Commissioned by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage, composed by Philip Herbert with two independent choreographic interpretations by Monique Jonas and Thomas Talawa Prestø, Siren Calls: To an Illusive Journey seeks to honour the Windrush generation and crystallise their experiences. The film showcases behind the scenes footage on the making of the shows, including interviews with the…

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THE DISAPPEARING ACT

October 10 @ 11:00 am - October 14 @ 4:30 pm
The Guildhall, Guildhall Lane
Leicester, LE1 5FQ
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Free

Presented by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage Inspired by the nineteenth century acrobat and circus artist Olga Brown, depicted in the Degas painting Miss La La at the Fernando Circus, La Lala is the incarnation through which Yinka Esi Graves explores the idea of Crypsis in The Disappearing Act. Audiences are invited into this exhibition space to discover what Crypsis means and entails for the artist.

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FILM: SHE HAD A DREAM

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dialogue Box, Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street
Leicester, LE1 6AS
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£8.00 – £10.00 12 tickets left

Presented by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage and Phoenix Dir: Raja Amari, France/Tunisia, French with English subtitles, 90 minutes, 2020 This documentary follows Tunisian activist Ghofrane Binous’s journey into politics and the run-up to the 2019 national elections. It follows a charismatic young woman who is keen to perpetuate the myth of her own invulnerability in a segregated society where women generally draw the shortest straw and where people have little confidence in their own democracy.

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BLACKCHAT: THE CHANGING FACE OF THE RECORD OFFICE

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dialogue Box, Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street
Leicester, LE1 6AS
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Free 11 tickets left

Presented by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage Through use of the Thomas Cook archives, this round table discussion seeks to examine the representation of indigenous people over the company’s 178-year history and the interpretation of archival materials today. Opening the conversation is Laura Taylor, Senior Archivist at The Record Office for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, who will be joined by Pawlet Brookes as facilitator.  

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FILM: MARIGHELLA

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dialogue Box, Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street
Leicester, LE1 6AS
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£8.00 – £10.00 12 tickets left

Presented by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage and Phoenix Dir: Wagner Moura, Brazil, Portuguese with English subtitles, 155 minutes, 2019 This film charts the last five years in the life of Brazilian writer, politician and revolutionary, Carlos Marighella (1911-1969). Considered as Che Guevara’s successor for Latin American activism, he resisted the military dictatorship of Brazil, and became a hunted enemy of the state. The release of this biopic starring Seu Jorge was restricted for over two years by…

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MENELIK SHABAZZ DOUBLE BILL

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dialogue Box, Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street
Leicester, LE1 6AS
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£8.00 – £10.00 11 tickets left

Presented by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage and Phoenix TIME AND JUDGEMENT Dir: Menelik Shabazz, UK, English, 84 minutes, 1988 An overview of the African Liberation Movement over 400 hundred years, Time and Judgement narrates the tribulations and successes of people from the African Diaspora, establishing a connection between biblical prophecy and the times we are living in. It features archival footage of Maurice Bishop, Walter Rodney, Jesse Jackson, Samora Machel, Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Bob Marley, Marcus…

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