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Pick of the Line, October 11 – 18 (Black History Month)

Black History Month events and Goldsmiths Open Day are highlights of the week. With  film screenings, talks and exhibitions to fill the middle of October.

October 11 – October 21

56th London BFI Film Festival Screenings at Richmix

35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

The BFI London Film festival has been a staple of creative living in the city for over 50 years and now Richmix in Shoreditch will be hosting screenings featuring some widely anticipated first showings of films like ‘PUNK’ by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire , “BLOOD’ by Nick Murphy and ‘Seven Psychopaths’ by Colin Farrell

Price: Varies

Website: http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff

10 October – 14 October

Songs of Migration – Hugh Masekela

Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ

Hugh Masekela focuses his creative energies on the Hackney Empire in an extravagant Jazz gig that brings together a multi-talented group of musicians, artists and dancers from across Africa and the diaspora. Featuring the likes of Joseph Shabalala, Sibongile Khumalo and Miriam Makeba to name a few. This promises to be an extremely powerful four days of performances.

Price: £10-£29.50

Website: http://www.hackneyempire.co.uk/2820/shows/songs-of-migration.html

Saturday October 13

Goldsmiths Open Day

Goldsmiths University Of London, Lewisham Way, London, SE14 6NW

A call to all wannabe students from London and beyond. Our very own Goldsmiths opens it’s doors this coming Saturday for its Open Day, welcoming all prospective applicants for a showing of all things Goldsmiths! You can tour the campus, meet academic staff and ask questions. A great way to jump right into your future, right now!

Price: Free

Website: http://www.gold.ac.uk/opendays/

Tuesday October 16

Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary: Reflection of the Past 50 years

Homerton Library, Homerton High Street, Homerton, E9 6AS

A workshop to mark the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s independence which will explore the greatest achievements of the Caribbean island through interactive dance and song.  The first two attendee’s will receive a free book celebrating 50 years of Jamaica’s independence.

Price: FREE

Website: http://www.hackney.gov.uk/cl-homerton-main.htm, http://www.younghackney.org/whatson/general/3224.php?rate=bad

Thursday October 18

The Bigger Picture: ‘The Help’

East Dulwich Tavern, 1 Lordship Lane, London, SE22 8EW

The Help is one of last years stand out films directed by Tate Taylor,. Set in Mississippi during the 1960’s, a Southern Society girl embarks on a writing career that develops into a story of the treatment of black people, focusing on the maids of white families. A heartfelt tale based on the book of the same name and featuring stand out performances from Viola Davis and Oscar winning Octavia Spencer.

Price: £7 (Limited Tickets, be quick)

Website: http://www.thebiggerpic.co.uk/#/the-help/4566645089

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