Seminars and workshops

Shakespeare’s other countrymen: ‘Blackamoore wenches’ and Barbary African ‘king children’ in Tudor England

Out & About Article 26 April – 31 MaySunday 30 April 2017, 2pm – 3.15pm. Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley, London

Narrative Eye has been presenting a series of events to educate and inspire people to interact with the hidden yet fascinating history of England, part of the Cityread campaign, aims to help Londoners rediscover their love of reading. Catch this last event which explores a visual alternative view of history that is often missing in textbooks.

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Islamic Art Exhibition, London

Out & About Article 26 April – 31 MayOpen Monday – Saturday 14 April – 5 May. 10am – 6pm. Free

Explore Islamic art celebrating the Prophet Muhammad’s 1446th birthday. With a range of Islamic art and works from prominent Turkish calligraphers, expect to see a unique art collection.

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ONE Africa Music Fest, Wembley Arena, London

Out & About Article 26 April – 31 MaySaturday 13 May 2017, 7pm. Tickets from £29.78.

ONE AFRICA Music Fest will be hitting London for the very first time! Taking place in Wembley’s SSE Arena expect to see live performances from Africa’s biggest stars, including Jidenna, P-Square, Tiwa Savage and lots more. The event, brought to you by Upfront & Personal Global Management Consultants, will be hosted by the Banky W.

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Rick Ross: Rather you than me live tour, London Indigo at the o2

Out & About Article 26 April – 31 MayTuesday 13 June 2017. Tickets from £37.50

For one night only, rapper and hip-hop giant Rick Ross will be taking the O2 by storm. Rick Ross has become one of the most successful international rappers of our time. Don’t miss your chance to see why. Tickets are available from 26 April.

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May Day Fire Feast, Skip Garden, Kings Cross, London

Out & About Article 26 April – 31 MayFriday 28 April 2017, 7pm – 11pm. Tickets from £11.04 to £17.37

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a feast of fires and May Day dance under the stars. Enjoy music provided by a sound system, mingle with new people and treat yourself to delicious vegetarian food, provided by the team from Skip Garden Kitchen – they will even serve pizza cooked from their own burning oven!

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Afro Hair and Beauty Live, Business Design Centre, London  

Out & About Article 26 April – 31 MaySunday 28 – 29 May 2017. Doors open 10.30am. Events ends at 6pm.

Come along and enjoy the biggest event in Europe dedicated to all things black hair and beauty. Enjoy an array of stalls selling hair products, authentic African or Caribbean inspired clothing and so much more! Ladies, bring your men too – there’s plenty on offer for them this year too!

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Ballie Ballerson, Stoke Newington, London

Out & About Article 26 April – 31 MayOpen Tuesday – Sunday, selected slot times. Ticket prices vary.

Release your inner child and dive into the ultimate adult ball pen, filled to the brim with clear balls which glow in the dark! You can also round up the fun and excitement with some grown up refreshments too. Enjoy helium, ice and fire cocktails!

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The Black Market and Film Festival, Tottenham, London

Out & About Article 26 April – 31 MaySaturday 29 April 2017. 12 – 9pm. Tickets £8.50

Black History Studies brings you the 10th Black Market & Film Festival which showcases and connects black cultural entrepreneurs within the community, to provide a platform to sell their products. Come, engage and connect!

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Rumble in the Jungle at the Oval

Out & About Article 26 April – 31 MaySaturday 29 April 2017. 12 – 5pm

Following the huge sum of £33,000 raised at last year’s celebrity themed event, the ultimate jumble sale is back this April! Bag yourself a bargain and help raise money for charity. All proceeds will go to Oxfam’s Refugee Appeal. This year’s clobber has been donated by musicians, artists, DJs, presenters and celebrities including: Kate Moss, Florence Welch and Julie Adenuga.

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The Festival of Light Party London, Brixton

Out & About Article 26 April – 31 MayFriday 5 May 2017. 21.15pm – 2am.  Tickets £25

Enjoy a night out in style. With a 3D projection mapped stage set, mesmerising lantern installations, light shows and more, this is a party like no other!

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Screen Nation Film and TV awards and After Party, Park Plaza London Riverbank

Out & About Article 26 April – 31 May
Sunday 7 May 2017. 5pm 1am. Tickets – various

Fondly known as the ‘Black BAFTAs’, the Screen Nation Film and Television Awards 2017 takes place on Sunday 7 May at the Park Plaza Riverbank hotel in London, to celebrate the hottest young stars and the achievements of the best in black screen excellence. Dust off your best gown or tux and rub shoulders with the stars.

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Black Mental Health: Brain Health 2017, Euston, London

Out & About Article 26 April – 31 MayFriday 12 May 2017. 6pm – 10pm. Tickets £43

Based on the premise of turning conversations to a ‘fit for purpose’ mental health care plan for the Black community in Britain, Brain Health is a conference built on the concept of ‘restoration’, which will explore mental health and how creative and therapeutic methods can be used to repair our sense of self, or just to manage our thoughts so we can start every day on a positive note.

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London Lens Show, Islington

Out & About Article 26 April – 31 MaySaturday 16 May 2017. 10am – 6pm. General admission (in advance – limited availability) – FREE. General admission (on the door) – £5. Seminar spaces sold separately – £20

Following the success of last year’s show, London Lens is back to bring you demonstrations, activities and gear displays. Whether you are a skilled photographer/videographer or not, or you are just looking to find a good kit, come down and see what is on offer for you!

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Disney Pj Party at the Prince Charles Cinema, London

Out & About Article 26 April – 31 MaySaturday 20 May 2017. Starts at 8.45pm

Love Disney movies? Then here is one marathon for you – and you won’t have to run it! The Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square will be hosting a Disney movie marathon. From Alice in Wonderland (1951) to the Jungle Book (1967) and a mystery Disney movie, you’ll be in for a treat, so grab the kids and get the popcorn ready!

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Africa at Spitalfields Market, London

Out & About Article 26 April – 31 MaySaturday 29 May 2017. 10am – 6pm. Free entry

Bought to you by Pop Up Africa, enjoy a day of African inspired shopping, take your taste buds on a food journey through the continent and celebrate all things African!

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