Film Screening: Ancestral Voices (2011, 73 mins)
When: Thursday 13th October 2011, 7:30-9:30pm
Where: Portobello Art Gallery, 6 Thorpe Close London W10 5XL
An educational documentary examining African spiritual practices widely stigmatised as Juju, Obeah or witchcraft. The film questions why African systems are viewed negatively whereas many more modern religions are not.
Directors: Verona Spence & Dalian Adofo
When: Thu 13 Oct – Sun 30 Oct / 10am – til Close
Where: Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
An exhibition of sculpture, painting and prints, featuring works from sculpture Fowokan’ George Kelly and leading artists Alvin Kofi and Ken McCalla, exploring the artists relationships to the Benin Bronzes and their role within the imaginations of the world.
Launch: Our African Roots
Where: Hackney Museum, 1 reading Lane, London E8 1GQ
When: 13 October 2011, 7pm – 8:30pm
The whole of humanity has its roots in the great continent of Africa.
Civilisation began there.
This exhibition explores how Hackney’s Africans, from youth to elders, keep and celebrate their own culture in the heart of our city. Their personal possessions and their stories, along with early maps from the Royal Geographic Society and African objects from the Horniman Museum, will reveal how important it is to retain one’s own identity.