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  • BLACKHISTORY MONTHIN BRISTOL

    OCTOBER

    2012

    Photo: Rosemary Early Years Centre - Chris Bahn

    Dance and Theatre

    Music

    Exhibitions, Talks and Workshops

    Networking

    Walks

  • Introduction 3

    Contents

    Introduction

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    Black History Month is the celebration and exploration of the culture

    and history of Britains African and Caribbean communities. October will

    be jam-packed with events celebrating the contribution made to society

    by these communities. The brochure is structured by theme, with a

    calendar of events on the back page.

    Many of the events taking place this year will focus on independence. 2012sees the 50-year anniversary of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Ugandasindependence; events concentrating on this historic celebration will mark the changes and successes of these countries since independence wasachieved. Some events will look further back in time and take you on ajourney to an age where slavery dominated the lives of many. However while an appreciation of the past is essential we must not forget to lookforward to the future and the youth of today.

    2012s summer of sport laid down a challenge of inspiring a generation, a challenge that should be applied to every area of life, not just sport. Our theme of Black History Month, or rather the challenge, is to inspire a generation to be proud of their heritage and help turn this pride into achievement.

    Thank you to everyone who helped to create these events and we hope you will join us in celebrating this iconic month by attending the many exciting events taking place in October.

    Designed by BCC, Bristol Design BD3037

    Compiled by Kathryn Mitchell (Intern) University of the West of England

    4 Dance and Theatre

    6 Music

    10 Exhibitions, Talks and Workshops

    13 Networking

    14 Walks

    15 Other

    16 Calendar

    18 Beyond October

    Mark Simmons Photography, Acta Community Theatre

  • We Have Overcome

    29 OctoberMalcolm X Centre

    7:30pm

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    An original community theatreshow by the Malcolm X EldersTheatre Company, who tell theirown stories of moving from theCaribbean in the 1960s tomake a new home in Bristol.

    First performed at Actas Coast international festival of community theatre, and currently touring schools.

    Helen Tomlin: 0117 953 [email protected] / www.acta-bristol.com

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    Tavazia Dance Sensual Africa

    26th OctoberCircomedia, St Pauls Church, Portland Square

    7:30pm9pm

    13/9 (concessions)

    Malawiuntouched, pure, raw, natural, unearthed, mysterious, rich in culture and life SENSUAL. Tavaziva returns to Circomedia with Sensual Africa, a choreographic work of art crafted with sublime precision followingBawren Tavazivas inspirational trip to Malawi. They inject their own interpretation on the complexities of the fascinating Tambuka and Chews Tribes movements and music, exploring the distinctive rituals that boys and girls go through to become men and women.

    Rebecca Fitzgerald: 0117 924 7615 [email protected] / www.circomedia.com

    For tickets contact the Colston Hall Box Office: 0117 922 3686

    Breathing Fire - Celebrating Black History Month

    13th October St Werburghs Centre,

    2:304pm, doors open at 2pm

    6/3 concession, free for under 12s.

    Playback theatre is a unique form of interactivetheatre enabling audiences to tell their stories.Audience members are invited to sharemoments from their lives. They then see thembeing brought to life as the companyimmediately recreates the essence of theirstory using voice, movement, dance, musicand song.

    Judith Desbonne: 07795 091 [email protected] / www.breathingfire.co.uk

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    Redcliffe Community Show an Acta partnership with St Mary Redcliffe Primary

    22nd and 23rd October 6pm7pmLocal venue TBC 1

    An original community theatre production made up of traditional stories from the different cultures represented in the Redcliffe community.

    Created and performed by year 3 and 5 schoolchildren, together with adults from the Redcliffe area.

    Helen Tomlin: 0117 953 [email protected] / www.acta-bristol.com

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    Mark Simmons Photography, Acta Community Theatre

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    Mango Spice

    6th October 1pm3pmSt Pauls Learning and Family Centre Free

    Join members of the award-winning skazz (Ska-Jazz) band, Jazz Jamaica, forthis fun and interactive performance workshop, journeying with them to Jamaica.Immerse yourself in Caribbean culture and learn Jamaican folk songs and ringdances; discover the stories behind the rhythms, words and movements.Adults to be accompanied by a child.

    Stella Quinlivan: 0117 9145470 [email protected] / www.livelyupfestival.com

    We are: Here Black History Month

    6th October 6pm onwardsStag and Hound Free but donations welcome

    Join us as we celebrate Black History Month and declare We Are: Here! Specialhosts, cabaret performances, live music and a very special performance fromPenny Bizarre based on Josephine Baker, famed for her civil rights activism.DJs play homage to Jamaicas musical influence as we celebrate Jamaica50along with some special Kingston punch at the bar!

    Daryn Carter: [email protected] / www.wearefest.com

    A Nu Civilisation Orchestra Tribute to Joe Harriott: Parallel

    10th October 8pm10pm St Georges Bristol Concert Hall 16

    The Lively Up! Festival celebrates 50 years of Jamaican independence with theNu Civilisation Orchestra (which includes Gary Crosby, Nathaniel Facey andByron Wallen). Presenting a sizzling tribute to jazz genius Joe Harriott, theincomparable saxophonist who revolutionised British jazz in the fifties with hisCaribbean infused free jazz.

    Box Office: 0845 40 24 001www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk / www.livelyupfestival.com

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    The Free Migrations Global Gathering

    14th October 6pm11pmSt Georges Bristol Concert Hall Free, exit/re-entry at any time

    The Global Gathering is a celebration through music of the exhilaratingcosmopolitan diversity of Bristol and the South West. Packed full of worldmusic, St Georges comes alive with the most eclectic line-up of top-class worldmusicians, drawn from many of the great migrant cultural traditions.

    Box Office: 0845 40 24 001www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

    Pre-Kwanzaa Kulcha Kabaret Dinner and Dance

    19th October 6:30pm4am Malcolm X Centre Dining and Kabaret 35, Kabaret only 17

    John Lynch Afrikan Education Programme Presents in Association with UjimaRadio the Pre Kwanzaa Kulcha Kabaret Dinner and Dance featuring Macka Band a 3 hour variety show.

    Tickets available at Genesis Records and Georginas Stapleton Road, Glensdrive in Malcolm X Car Park, Afro Delight Caf Dean Street.

    Donna Whitcliff: 07747462404 or [email protected] / www.facebook.com/jlaepbristol

    DJ Derek

    19th October 9:45pm for 2 hours, followed The Plantation Caribbean by Vicar of Skaville till 3am

    Bar & Restaurant Free before 9pm, 3 after

    DJ Derek is a famous Bristol born DJ, known for his reggae mixes and his use of convincing Jamaican patois! Recently awarded the Lord Mayors medal andhaving turned 70 this year, DJ Derek transcends race and age to bring us thebest music from 60s Ska and Rocksteady to contemporary artists.

    Richie Bryan: 07979 262227 [email protected]

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  • Celestine and the Band

    20th October Band 9:30pm for 2 hours, Plantation Caribbean Bar Vicar of Skaville till 3am

    and Restaurant Free before 9pm and 3 after

    Celestine is a local Bristol born singer with mixed Bajan/Jamaican parentage.She will be celebrating the best of black music with a mix of soul classics,Motown greats and her own original material. With her fantastic band supportingher, get ready to get your groove on!

    Richie Bryan: 07979 262227 [email protected]

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    Love Music Hate Racism

    24th October 7:30pmUWE Students Union, Red Bar 8

    We are proud to invite you to join us to enjoy local music; Dub Mafia, Bashema Hall, C-Froo and Crinkle Cuts. Our music is living testimony that cultures can and do mix. It unites us and gives us strength, and offers a vibrant celebration of our multicultural and multiracial society.

    UWE Students Union: 0117 [email protected]

    Dub Plate to Dub Step Ujima 98FM Radio Broadcast by Bristol Young People

    29th31st OctoberBroadcast from Ujima Radio

    12pm

    Free

    A youth led documentary style Radio showcreated and broadcast with Ujima radio 98FMby 17-25 year olds recently trained as part ofa Young Roots Heritage Lottery Project. It willreference cultural and music trends from theearly 50s vinyl Dub Plate records, tracingReggae & Dub Sound System classic drumbeats through to Dub Step artists of 2012.Researchers have created their own material

    and sourced historical elements with support from Dr. Edson Burton, Ujimapresenters, M Shed, Watershed and Bristol Records Off