The annual Alfred Fagon Awards took place at Dorfman, National Theatre recently. Michael Buffong, Artistic Director of Talawa Theatre Company presented the award and cheque for £6,000 to Lorna French, winner of this year’s Best New Play of the Year, supported by The Peggy Ramsay Foundation.Read More
BFI Launches Black Britain on Film – Over 150 Film & TV Titles Celebrating Black Lives Across The UK
Black Britain on Film charts changing attitudes and hidden histories spanning more than a century.
Black Britain on Film complements the BFI’s new blockbuster season BLACK STAR and is available to view on the BFI’s VOD platform, BFI Player, mostly for free.
Special guests celebrate black sexuality and style, with a selection of clips and insightful discussion.Read More
As part of Black Star, the BFI Southbank is currently home to the Separate Cinema Exhibition; this exhibition displays film posters drawn from the most extensive private holdings of African-American film memorabilia in the world.Read More
Mona is inspired by the actual June 1973 visit of then Portuguese Prime Minister, Dr Marcelo Caetano. The film combines political intrigue with a psychological edge in a multi-layered cinematic experience which is set to excite audiences.Read More
BBC Radio 1Xtra has announced Ace as the new presenter of the 1Xtra morning (weekdays, 10am-1pm), taking over from Trevor Nelson from January 2017.Read More
Football Legend Cyrille Regis Discusses BBC Documentary, Whites Vs Blacks: How Football Changed a Nation
As part of the Black and British season, the BBC will air a one-off documentary, Whites Vs Blacks: How Football Changed a Nation. Which focuses on the football match that took place, May 16th 1979, between an all-white team against a team of entirely black players, for Len Cantello’s testimonial at West Bromwich Albion.
Cyrille Regis, was one of the players…
Set in a seaside town in 1987, the story follows a shy young woman Yorkie (Mackenzie Davis) and an outgoing party girl Kelly (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) who strike up a powerful bond that seems to defy the laws of space and time.Read More