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BLACKCHAT: IN CONVERSATION WITH HERDLE WHITE

Dialogue Box Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street, Leicester

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…

Free

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

St Edmund’s Chapel, High Street,, Gateshead

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…

£8.00 – £10.00

THE DISAPPEARING ACT

The Guildhall Guildhall Lane, Leicester

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…

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FILM: SHE HAD A DREAM

Dialogue Box Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street, Leicester

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…

£8.00 – £10.00

BLACKCHAT: THE CHANGING FACE OF THE RECORD OFFICE

Dialogue Box Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street, Leicester

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…

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FILM: MARIGHELLA

Dialogue Box Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street, Leicester

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…

£8.00 – £10.00

MENELIK SHABAZZ DOUBLE BILL

Dialogue Box Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street, Leicester

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…

£8.00 – £10.00

SIMULACROS DE LIBERACIÓN DRILLS OF LIBERATION

Dialogue Box Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street, Leicester

Presented by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage and Phoenix Dir: Juan C Dávila, Puerto Rico, Spanish with English subtitles, 121 minutes, 2021 Amidst economic crisis and facing the perils of climate change, Puerto Ricans take to the streets to demand accountability from the government. This documentary takes a unique point of view from…

£8.00 – £10.00

IN SITU: RESPONDING TO SPACE, PLACE, PEOPLE AND TIME BOOK LAUNCH AND MEMBERS NETWORKING EVENT

Manhattan 34 34 Rutland Street, Leicester

Presented by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage Dance can be anywhere, in a studio, on screen, in the streets, on a stage, dance can bring communities together, share lived experiences and express moments of joy. Dance can be a powerful tool for change. Celebrate the launch of a new publication bringing together artists,…

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INTERPRETATIONS – SIREN CALLS: TO AN ILLUSIVE JOURNEY TOUR: CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA

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…

£8.00 – £10.00