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Day: March 23, 2017

Humble and Unassuming, Ariyon Bakare Gives The British Blacklist Life!

Having worked with Ariyon Bakare on a short film for the BBC, the time spent with him I learned that he’s a humble guy who is unassuming about his jam-packed acting CV. Seeing him in a major lead role, in a blockbuster Hollywood sci-fi was a proud moment. My first words to him when I entered the room, were, “You’re in a big old movie!” (think Eddie Murphy dressed as an African Chief in Trading Places, saying “we are moving, we are moving!”)… I tried to contain myself for the rest of the interview

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80% #OutOf100 – a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun) @ The Royal Court

A turquoise room and fluorescent lights, 3 women and 2 men on the edges dressed casually. We are on swivel chairs below elevated walkways. It somehow feels clinical though you can’t ignore the beauty of rich turquoise walls and brown skin against them. The walls are rendered chalkboards with lines and spheres are drawn onto them. The curious eeriness of the sound of chalk making its mark, the scratching before the break-broken speech that playwright, director debbie tucker green is renowned for establishing. The interaction between the couples is visceral and feels voyeuristic as if we are peeping Toms and yet...

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Pan-African Filmmaker Toyin Agbetu Celebrates 10th Anniversary of The Day He Challenged The Queen

In 2007 Toyin Agbetu famously rebuked The Queen and former Prime Minister Tony Blair in Westminster Abbey as they ‘celebrated’ the achievements of William Wilberforce as an abolitionist of the slave trade. On its 10th Anniversary, Agbetu revisits Westminster Abbey on Monday 26th March with a free public event.

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