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16 Years of Education Through Film

Walter Rodney Day, African Superheroes, Terry Jervis Masterclass: Spirit of the Pharoah, St Paul's/Bank, Secrets of Soho, Black Power Women of Brixton Walk, National Gallery tour, African British Civil Rights Heroes, Hackney walk, Graphic novels: Culture and Business, 1968 Race Relations and Black Lawyers.
Above: click image to check out the teaser trailer for the latest African superhero, a Black British production by Terry Jervis. Mr Jervis will be speaking at our Black Panther event this Sunday and running a masterclass on making money from your imagination on March 11th. Details HERE
Tickets for all three Black Panther shows at the 600 seat Genesis cinema for this Sunday 18th February have SOLD OUT!

In fact, the 4.15 pm show sold out in 3 hours! People are still fighting for tickets, so make sure you are early to get your seat if you do have a ticket.
This will be an historic event. Remember to dress up in your African, regal or superhero attire. At the moment, we have press interest from Channel 5, BBC and Italian magazines. This is the only Black Panther cinema 'takeover' in the UK where almost 2000 people will be coming together to enjoy three screenings of the film on the same day, plus Q&A with an all black expert panel.

BHW were the first to announce our screening on 15th December with the 1 pm show selling out in 5 days. Since then, institutions that previously ignored our requests have rushed to arrange imitation events.

Our unique approach is flavoured by the fact that we have been running African Superhero Days since 2010 (see review HERE ) and did not just jump on the Black superhero bandwagon. The next African Superhero Days are on 25th February (sold out) and March 4th: tickets HERE.

In addition, to complement the interest in the art, black history, business and success of Black Panther we have arranged further Masterclasses with multi-media legend Terry Jervis. He will show how to be a producer not a consumer and reveal the paths that start in imagination but lead to actual wealth (see below).

Those interested in how the European-American film industry works with movies from the African diaspora can join our 6 week course '10 Years of African Odysseys: Black Films and White Power'. Tickets HERE.
Black Panther, what next? Terry Jervis Masterclass
Sunday March 11th 3-6pm

Blade (1998) was the first Marvel superhero to generate $100 million per film. We then had to wait 20 years for the next Black Superhero. Why? Black Panther is killing the game right now, but what took so long? What are the business and creative lessons to be gained from the billions generated out of African history and culture? Who will benefit creatively, financially and how?

Terry Jervis, who has produced multi-media content for 3.5 billion people, will detail the artistic and business route from comic to cartoon to blockbuster movie. He will explain how he financed his own projects and how to protect and benefit from original content. He will also showcase his new African superhero animation, ' Spirit of the Pharoah' which is a reboot of his VHS video hit from 1992.
Sunday March 11th 3-6pm . As seen on BBC Africa. Click image above for details
Secrets of Soho Black History Walk Saturday 3rd March 10.00am Tickets HERE
St Pauls/Bank Black History Walk 24h February 11.00am Tickets HERE
10 Years of African Odysseys 6 week course from 15th February

This six week course will present the best films, ideas, Q&A, talks, interviews, and knowledge of ten years of African/Caribbean film programming at the BFI Southbank. Distilled into six interactive learning sessions, the course will feature various African Odysseys contributors, special guests, films clips, quizzes and mini lectures.
With monthly screenings over a decade, thousands of people have missed some of the vast array of brilliant films we have screened. This course will act as a concentrated catch-up. Book and get more info HERE
Coming courses and presentations

Tickets for the African Women Resistance Leaders course have sold out, but there are 3 spots left for the Amazing James Baldwin Course HERE .

T he first Black Power women of Brixton walk at 12pm on Sunday 4th March sold out but there is also a 3.30pm walk HERE

Our presentation on Black British Civil Rights Heroes Part 1 on Friday 2nd March has 75 seats available HERE
New film on Walter Rodney author of 'How Europe Underdeveloped Africa' plus Q&A with Professor David Dabydeen and Professor Patricia Daley
Saturday March 10th 1pm. Tickets HERE

Rare photos, re-enactments, personal writing and archive film are compiled in this documentary exploring the early life of Walter Rodney, a renowned Guyanese revolutionary, from his university years to his emergence as a political radical in the 1960s.
Coming walks

St Paul's Bank Walk HERE
Black Presence in the National Gallery tour HERE
Hackney Walk HERE
African Graphic Novels: Business and culture HERE
Notting Hill Walk HERE

2018 marks:

  • 50 years since the 1968 Race Relations Act
  • 70 years since the arrival of the SS Windrush
  • 60 years since the Notting Hill Racist Riots
  • 100 years since the end of the First World War
  • And the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King
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1968 Race Relations Act and the Legacy of Black Lawyers
Monday March 5th 6.30pm. Tickets HERE

In 1968 the Race Relations Act became only the second law (since 1965) to protect the black population from discrimination. The law itself was not fully comprehensive and only came into effect due to intense lobbying from the African/Caribbean community. In this talk, Judge Peter Herbert OBE, founder of the society of Black Lawyers, will review the efficacy and legacy of the law itself as well as tell the history of black lawyers who have fought for equality. The talk will cover social/legal activity in housing, employment, policing, education and immigration.

This event is sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright Origins group and Black History Walks.
About the speaker :
Peter Herbert was called to the Bar in 1982. His professional career has involved a number of high profile human rights cases both here in the UK and internationally. His practice has involved representation of a wide range of clients and high profile cases from the Victoria Climbie case through to the Kamlesh Bahl employment case to appearances before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
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