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BBAS events 2015

DECEMBER 2015

 

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK: MODERN RECORDS CENTRE

8 December 2015, 6-7pm

Celebrating British Black and Asian Shakespeareans

Dr. Jami Rogers explores the contributions of black and Asian performers in Shakespearean theatre since 1930


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NOVEMBER 2015

BIRMINGHAM: THE DRUM

12 November 2015, 6-9pm

In Robeson's Footsteps: To be or not to be?


In 1930, singer, actor, activist Paul Robeson made history by playing Othello.
An exhibition, performance and discusson at Britain's leading intercultural arts centre.
Drawing from this dramatic moment - a black performer on a white stage, confronting prejudice - four of our leading BAME performers
- Nicholas Bailey, Simon Manyonda, Sarah Paul and Gabby Wong -
speak the pioneer's words -- and their own.
Part of 2015 Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities.

Admission FREE.

The exhibition 'To tell My Story' will be at The Drum throughout the Festival 12 to 29 November.


OCTOBER 2015

Coventry Belgrade Theatre: B2 Studio

28 October 2015, 6-8PM

Shakespeare and Black History: Rediscovering the Stars

In the 1820s, the great African American actor Ira Aldridge became manager of a theatre in Coventry.

Professor Tony Howard discusses the history of Black and Asian Shakespearean theatre in Britain

and introduces the expanded exhibition, 'To Tell My Story'.

The University of Warwick for Black History Month. Admission FREE.


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And previously from BBAS.......

 

FEBRUARY-MAY 2015

NATIONWIDE :The BBAS EXHIBITION ON TOUR

To Hexham, Huddersfield, Margate, Buxton, Swansea, Poole , London,

Windsor, Bury St Edmunds, Derby, Peterborough, Harrogate.

The BBAS exhibition is touring in association with Tara Arts Macbeth, Queen's Hall Arts & Black Theatre Live.


APRIL 2015

COVENTRY: WARWICK ARTS CENTRE: MULTICULTURAL FILM FESTIVAL

SEEING SHAKESPEARE THROUGH EACH OTHERS' EYES

Hear Tony Howard's podcast about the programme.

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SCREENING BLACK AND ASIAN SHAKESPEARE - FROM INDIA, BRITAIN AND THE USA

Warwick Arts Centre

April 23rd-30th 2015

WITH EXHIBITION, TALKS AND A DEBATE ON APRIL 29TH.

‘If Shakespeare must be studied by every student in the English speaking world,

because of its universal relevant themes and characters, then why

do I rarely see anyone black doing it?’ – Ayanna Thompson (Georgetown University)


Wednesday 29th April 5-7pm: Round Table Discussion

with Nick Bailey, Michael Buffong, Paterson Joseph, Iqbal Khan, and others

Who Owns Shakespeare? Do we need a multicultural Shakespeare?

What obstacles do performers from minority communities face today:

why do talented black artists need to find their way to Hollywood?

And what do the screenings in this season - from Britain, America and India -

tell us about Shakespeare’s relevance or redundancy to our twenty-first-century world…..

or should that be ‘worlds’?

And 2016.......