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Idris Elba’s directorial debut Yardie to premiere at Sundance London 2018

The 2018 Sundance London film festival programme has been released with Idris Elba’s directorial debut Yardie getting its UK premiere. Sundance Film Festival: London returns to Picturehouse Central from 31 May to 3 June, bringing you the best of the annual festival from across the pond. Priority booking for Picturehouse Members opens on Monday 23 April. General sales open on Monday 30 April. Yardie directed by Idris Elba (In The Long Run, Luther, Molly’s Game), his first time in the directorial chair, is based on the Victor Headley’s classic novel of the same name. Set in Jamaica, 1973, and tells the story...

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Join acclaimed American artist Kerry James Marshall for this special Tate talk

Kerry James Marshall is renowned for his explorations of black culture. Working across a range of media, including painting, sculpture, and photography, Marshall has frequently engaged with questions of race and representation, often countering stereotypes in his portraits of black life. Born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1955, he has exhibited his work around the world, including a celebrated recent retrospective that travelled from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. As a new London-themed painting by Marshall is displayed at Tate Britain, this talk...

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Jazz re:freshed & Breakin’ Convention 15th Anniversary Collaboration Crowdfunder

Marking the 15th anniversary of two iconic Black British brands, Breakin’ Convention and Jazz re:freshed are collaborating to celebrate and shout to the world ‘we made it to 15!!’ We have almost achieved our financial target, but the one element we need help from our friends, supporters, and family is in raising £4,000 so that we can create a live recording of this amazing moment in time. For the second half of this year’s Breakin Convention festival shows on 5th, 6th & 7th May at Sadler’s Wells, Jazz re:freshed and prolific musician, composer, arranger and producer Jason Yarde have...

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7-14 year old’s Enter the 2018 BAFTA Young Presenter Competition

The BAFTA Kids Young Presenter Competition is back and ready to offer someone just like you the chance to win a once-in-a lifetime prize! Are you friendly and engaging, with a passion for presenting? BAFTA is looking for someone to present BAFTA Kids content and film at a number of locations throughout the year.  You’ll be working with the BAFTA production crew at the BAFTA Children’s Awards in November and you’ll actually get to present an award at the Ceremony.  You’ll also report from the set of a children’s television programme and you will host preview coverage from an event at...

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TBB at Avengers: Infinity War UK Fan Event – Paul Bettany

Disney & Marvel hosted an exclusive fan event to celebrate the pending release of Avengers: Infinity War. We spoke to Paul Bettany, who plays Vision, a superhero made of Vibranium. With the cast not allowed to say too much about the plot, we asked him whether we’ll see him getting in touch with his Wakandan roots!!! Avengers: Infinity War releases in the UK 26th April 2018 and the US 27th April 2018. As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged...

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BECTU’s Film & TV Freelancers’ Fair 2018 takes place Friday 27 April. Book Now!

The BECTU annual Freelancers’ Fair is a celebration of freelancers in film and TV. It’s a day to come together to learn, to discuss and to enjoy. Programmed by leading representatives of BECTU’s Writers Producers and Directors branch, the event helps freelancers to connect and to enhance their careers. Come alone, or in a group, you’ll be in good company. Whether you’re just starting out, or more experienced, our mix of topical seminars and practical workshops, backed by our exhibitor line-up and technical area, will deliver real benefit to you. How will you spend your day? Full programme info...

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Check Out Ensemble – New Exhibition of Work by BAME Gaming Creatives

Diverse talents and perspectives are vital for building more diverse digital worlds and creating the games of the future. Ensemble, supported by British Council, highlights the work being done by games industry creatives from BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) backgrounds. ABOUT THE CURATOR Curator Sharna Jackson brings together work by leading talent in the UK games industry, looking at their careers with reference to concept art, sketches, design documents, prototypes and more. Sharna Jackson has a wealth of experience in digital initiatives within arts and culture, and has held roles at Tate, Design Museum, The Broad in LA and...

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96% #OutOf100 – Arinzé Kene’s ‘Misty’ is an engaging powerful piece of art!

“Here is the city that we live in 
Notice that the city that we live in is alive 
Analyse our city and you’ll find that our city even has bodily features
 Our city’s organs function like any living creature 
Our city is a living creature
And if you’re wise enough, you’ll know not all of us are blood cells…
Some of us are viruses.” When I came out of watching Arinzé Kene’s play Misty last week, I felt tired, emotional, elated, creative, empowered and also like I wanted to get viral and start shouting at anyone of my people I could find to go and book...

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Ivanno Jeremiah & Gemma Chan Return in Humans Series Three

One year after the dawn of consciousness, a decimated and oppressed Synth population fights to survive in a world that hates and fears them. In a divided Britain, Synths and Humans struggle to broker an uneasy peace, but when fractures within the Synth community itself start to appear, all hope of stability is threatened. Set against the maelstrom of political chaos, the ethical complexities of the dawn of a new species play out across a thrilling multi-stranded narrative. As the synth family, Mia (Gemma Chan), Niska (Emily Berrington) and Max (Ivanno Jeremiah) continue to battle for their right to...

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Winds Of Change a Portrait Film by Buki Koshoni

Buki Koshoni is an award-winning Director & Photographer. Fashion + Portrait + Reportage. A visual storyteller seeking moments of truth. His works uses a varied practice of photography, film, and sound taking a compelling and intimate approach to his subjects, a unique exploration of both human condition & culture. An experienced Content Creator, collaborating with Agencies + Brands & Artists to create visually captivating stories that engage, excite and challenge. A creative storyteller, dedicated to culturally diverse, entertaining & socially engaging projects. In addition to commissions for The Sunday Times, The Independent and Vanity Fair, he has exhibited both...

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