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Month: September 2017

Axis Ballymun Hosts #IamIrish Exhibition of Photographic Portraits October 2nd – 31st 2017

Lorraine Maher says: ‘As a mixed race Irish woman born to an Irish woman growing up in Ireland in the 60s, ‘No Blacks. No Dogs. No Irish’ was the only explanation for my existence…Presenting #IamIrish as part of Black History Month is a powerful and symbolic opportunity to unite these celebrations of Black and Irish heritage and put Ireland’s long history of dual heritage firmly into focus.’

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UK’s Biggest Documentary Fund The Whicker’s World Foundation Opens for All. Deadline 31st January 2018.

The Whicker’s World Foundation which was set up in 2015, is Alan Whicker’s legacy, providing funding for documentaries that will continue to stimulate and inspire audiences. The Foundation seeks to use Alan’s documentary heritage to further his vision and to help those with talent to take the first step up a ladder which is increasingly difficult to climb.

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I Am Not A Witch, Director Rungano Nyoni Makes Shortlist For £50k IWC Schaffhausen/BFI Bursary Award!

At an event this morning at BFI Southbank, the three finalists vying for the second IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in Association with the BFI were revealed by Sam Lavender. At £50,000, it is the most significant bursary of its kind in the UK film industry. Hope Dickson Leach won the inaugural Bursary in 2016 when her debut feature The Levelling had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival. The film went on to be released in May 2017 to great critical acclaim. Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, 2010, Les Miserables, 2012, The Danish Girl, 2015) will...

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95% Out of 100: Clarke Peters’ Revival “Five Guys Named Moe” A Glorious Tribute To Jump Blues Pioneer Louis Jordan

Five Guys Named Moe is the revival of a full-bellied tribute to ‘King of The Jukeboxes’ Louis Jordan (1908-75) and his Jump Blues (or jump jivin’) legacy. It merges a book by stage and screen legend and TBB Treasure Clarke Peters [1] and Jordan’s greatest hits, covering everything from Hot Jazz through to  Boogie Woogie Blues. And it is a must-see! With drum & base legend Goldie’s recent video [2] claiming music as an escape to shut out the noise and be transported to a better place of endless possibilities, it should be acknowledged that no-one knows this better than...

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