Black History Month at NAE
Black History Month is a time to reflect and give tribute to the pioneers that strived for equality, creating a greater acceptance of our differences. Our Black History Month programme at New Art Exchange is becoming bigger and stronger as we work alongside a steering group 'Back to the Future – Black Collective' throughout the year to deliver the annual events programme.
What's on this Black History Month?
All our BHM events are free entry, all are welcome!
FREDDIE KOFI: SLAVE?
THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER, 6.30PM – 8PM
Nottingham-born MOBO Nominee, Freddie Kofi introduces the premier of his new song Slave? with a soulstirring performance by his dynamic choir, Present Future Generation Choir. Followed by a Q&A focusing on the themes and lyrical inspiration for the song. Read more/book
BEYOND THE WALLS: MURALS AS ACTIVISM
THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER, 6.30PM – 9PM
Join this public conversation reflecting on the success of Pathways, Nottingham's first Black History Mural located outside of NAE's café. We screen of Beyond the Walls, a new film that tells stories of hope, struggle and survival from around the world through murals. Presented in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Race and Rights. Read more/book
AM I BLACK FOR ONLY 31 DAYS?
SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER, 2PM – 4PM
NAE's 'Back to the Future – Black Collective' is a community-led voluntary steering group who meet regularly to develop projects and events with support. They host a public debate and community panel exploring the question – What does Black History Month mean to the black community? Join us to voice your opinion. Read more/book
THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER, 6.30PM – 9PM
Generation Revolution brings to the screen a powerful story of a new generation of black and brown activists who are changing the social and political landscape in the capital and beyond. Directors Usayd Younis and Cassie Quarless join Black Lives Matter UK: Nottingham Activists Group members Bo Olawoye and Jacob Oti to reflect on the project and the future of the movement in the UK. Presented in Partnership with The University of Nottingham. Read more/book
Credit: Damian Walker