Things to do: Black History Month 2013
Stuck for things to do this weekend? E2E Arts & Culture writer Faye Cousins lists some events on in London this Black History Month.
A selection of Black History Month London events are taking place across the capital, recognizing and celebrating the rich history of London’s African and Caribbean communities and their contribution to the city’s heritage.
‘Daddy, I want to be a black artist’ – by Kimathi Donkor
Explore the relationship between the politics of race and perceptions of exclusion and mystique in the contemporary art world. This exhibition of new work by Kimathi Donkor will reflect on themes arising from Donkor’s engagement with local teenage black residents as they discovered the work of black British artists in the national collection at Tate Britain during workshops conducted earlier this Summer.
For this exhibition and inspired by the experiences of these recent workshops, Donkor has created new large-scale paintings that embody the his ongoing concerns with identity, aesthetics, agency and representation. Kimathi Donkor’s free exhibition will be presented at Peckham Space until the 24th November 2013.
Wednesday – Friday 12pm – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm
For more information check out the Peckham Space website.
SW4 Pop Up Shop – Black History Month Market & Live Event
If you’re into food, fashion and music, pop into the SW4 Pop Up Shop in Clapham Park this weekend for the Black History Month Market & Live Event.
To celebrate Black History Month the Pop Up Shop will be presenting the best of black businesses while promoting the different industries including; fashion, food, music, volunteering and many more.
There will be fantastic performances on the night, with an amazing guest appearance! This event takes place on the 19th October, come down and support!
Opening Time: 1pm – 8pm
Cultural exhibition and head tie workshop with meditation
If you fancy something a little bit more practical, head down to the St Hugh’s Church, Crosby Row. The event is a cultural exploration of body adornments worn by women from Africa to Asia, and an exhibition of African arts and crafts. This event takes place on the 19th October is free and all are welcome.
Opening Time: 2pm – 5pm
For more information check out the Southwark Council website.
Classically British 2013
Enjoy amazing performances of dancers with a classical training background at The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London on the 23rd and 24th October.
Classically British is unique in celebrating our rich cultural mix, breaking new ground by showcasing ethnic minority British dancers and choreographers in classical and neo-classical ballet.
It creates a platform for choreographers and dancers to express their cultures through the language of dance. Tickets are £10 at the door
Opening Times: Doors 6.30pm (show starts 7.30pm)
For more information check out the Tabernacle website.
It is important to remind us that we were, and still are, a deeply spiritual people intimately connected to our ancestors, to the earth and the stars.