Melan Mag’s Out & About Roundup:
16 September – 7 October 2016



comedy-carnivalComedy Carnival – Bar Rumba – 36 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EP

Friday 23 Sept 8pm – £14

A night filled with international award-winning comedians, with guaranteed laughter throughout the night.

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ldn-af-festLondon African Music Festival  

14 – 24 Sept
Fela Kuti’s former pianist, Dele Sosimi, will be leading his 15 piece Afrobeat Orchestra. Along with UK performers, the festival will showcase Africa’s explosive talents.

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michael-jacksonNavi King of Pop – Michael Jackson Tribute – Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester

Friday 30 September 7pm
Witness a tribute to the king of pop in a live, breath taking concert. You will almost think it’s the real MJ.

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festival-of-nationFestival of Nations – Arts Central – Norfolk House – 106-108 Saxon Gate West Norfolk House East (3rd Floor), Milton Keynes, MK9 2DN

Saturday 24 Sept 1pm – Free
Created in 2014, FON is the celebration of international dance, music, poetry, storytelling, photography, film and much more.

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Art Shows

women-in-revoltWomen in Revolt: All About My Mother – 93 Feet East – 150 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

Wednesday 21 Sept 7pm – £3.75
Women in Revolt, Shorts On Tap’s award-winning series focusing on female filmmaking. It is about the exploration of female film-making, a selection of extraordinary works depicting, describing and challenging the very essence of Motherhood.

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femme-fataleFemme Fatale – Eclipse – 111-113 Walton Street, London, SW3 2HP

Wednesday 21 Sept 6pm – Free
Focusing on history’s most influential and powerful women from royalty to artists. The night will celebrate women’s diversity, strength and feminine power.

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see-me-hereSee Me Here – Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, Brixton – SW2 1EF

Friday 23 Sept 7.30pm
Photographer Liz Johnson-Artur explores some of the most iconic photographs captured during the festival celebrating the contemporary aesthetics, creativity, and expression of Black Londoners.

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east-end-womenEast End Women Take Action: 1888 to 2016 – Middleton Hall – St Hilda’s East Community Centre 18 Club Row, London, E2 7EY

September 24 1.30pm – Free
East End Women’s Museum and East End Sisters Uncut are hosting a free afternoon of short talks and conversation that will be exploring the different ways East London women have challenged sexism, exploitation, racism and injustice for the last 100 years.

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miss-blackMiss Black and Beautiful up-close: Gallery talk, exhibition and party – Autograph ABP – Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA

24 Sept 6.30pm – Free
Hosted by the exhibition curator Renée Mussai of Autograph ABP, during the evening guests will have the opportunity to meet former Beauty queens and models from the 1970s and 80s. The night will also include a free glass of Jamaican Planter’s Rum Punch and 70s classic Reggae and Lover’s Rock.

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children-workshopChildrens Art Workshop – Deptford Foundry – Rolt Street Deptford, London, SE8 5JB

Saturday 24 Sept 2pm
Need to entertain the kids? Deptford X Festival invites you to an afternoon of laughter, art exploration and FUN that the whole family will love. Encouraging working with your hands, the workshop promotes building with fun materials.

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bogh-breaksWhen The Bough Breaks

In Cinemas now
Actors Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall star in this movie about a young professional couple who desperately want a child. Opting for a surrogate – they soon realize she has dangerous fixation on the husband. Caught up in a deadly game, they must fight to regain control of their future.


magnificent-sevenThe Magnificent Seven

In cinemas from 23 Sept 2016
Starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke – Seven gun men in a remake of the old classic western. Gunslingers coming together to help a poor village against savage thieves.



In cinemas now
The West London streets are not ready to say goodbye to Noel Clark’s trilogy of Kidulthood – with murder, prison and retribution, Brotherhood will leave you stunned and wondering what’s going to happen next.


bridget-jonesBridget Joness Baby

In cinemas from 16 Sept 2016
Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth are back on our screens but now Miss Jones finds herself pregnant and she is only 50% sure of the identity of her baby daddy.


Aladdin – The Musical

Finishing February 2017 – £13-£80
The Disney’s classic brought to theatrical life, this musical will take you on a magical carpet ride.

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Finishing Saturday 29 October
Giving a voice to the girls who were abducted in Nigeria by Boko Haram, writer Theresa Ikoko shows the selectiveness of the media and how it has managed to overlook the violence.

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Finishing Saturday 28 October – £22
The founder of the Motown record label, Berry Gordy discovered artists that would transform American music and America itself. This 18-piece orchestra plays 50 soulful Motown classics including “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”.

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pigeon-englishPigeon English

Finishing in November – £19.50
Award-winning playwright Gbolahan Obisesan shows a Ghanaian 11-year-old boy story living in Peckham who navigates against the violence and dangers of South London along with gangs.

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this-is-exileThis is Exile: Diaries of Child Refugees – The Spires Centre – 8 Tooting Bec Gardens St. Leonard Church Hall, London, SW16 1RB

Sunday 18 September 6pm – Donation
Streatham Film Festival will be playing host to the award-winning film This is Exile. The film paints an intimate portrait of child refugees forced to flee the violence of Syria’s civil war, now learning to live in Lebanon.

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community-voice-in-fullCommunity Voices in Full – The Cinema Museum – Dugard Way, London, SE11 4TH

Thursday 22 Sept 7.30pm – Free
Inspired by Madonna’s “Vogue”, Kiki follows seven members of the LGBT community who battle prejudice, poverty and illness.

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Affection – The Glory – 281 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AS

Thursday 22 Sept 7.30pm – £15
Teaming up with The Glory, Outbox Theatre presents Affection a production that highlights real-life stories about bodies, intimacy and HIV.

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Friday 23 September 8pm
IFE is a new musical project from Puerto Rico based on African American artist Mark Underwood aka Otura Mun. Underwood, an Ifá priest or Babalawo in the Yoruba religion, has been a vanguard artist in the Puerto Rican music scene since his arrival there in the late 1990s, producing critically acclaimed albums and songs for many of the islands most important musical voices.

Find out more: Here


Cocoa Runners Chocolate Tasting – Rude Health Cafe – 212 New Kings Road Fulham, London, SW6 4NZ

Tuesday 20 Sept 6.30pm – £14
Cocoa Runners have curated a selection of the finest bars from artisan makers from all four corners of the globe.  Come savour their handcrafted, sublime flavours. From classic, to caffeinated, to refined sugar free – your palate is in for a party.

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Street Food Live – London ExCel, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London. E16 1XL

Wednesday 27-28 September – Free
This event will host numerous vendors, intent on testing out their new dishes. Everyone in the business will be there; retailers, traders, producers, farmers, food lovers, you should be there too!

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What else?

brixton-designBrixton Design Trail: Brixton Murals Walking Tour – Entrance to Brixton Tube Station – London

Sunday 18 Sept 2pm – £8
This walk will explore murals painted in the 1980s in central Brixton. Learn about their history, why they were painted and ones which have been lost over time.

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Women’s Empowerment –  Inner Space Brixton, Shakespeare business Centre, Suite 108, 1st Floor West Wing, 245a Coldharbour Lane,  SW9 8RR London

Wednesday 21 September 11am – Free
This is an opportunity for women to discover and embrace their spiritual journey whilst looking at the female identity and its practical application in daily life.

Find out more: Here

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