Loads of events for Black History month
By poppy_smith | Saturday, September 29, 2012, 15:19
Tetherdown School and the Bernie Grant Arts Centre will both host their own Black History Month programmes with events including films, a market, discussions and even a mammoth domino championship!
Events at Tetherdown School, Grand Avenue, Muswell Hill, N10 include:
- African Cultural and Artistic Market, with fashion, accessories, jewellery, arts and crafts, books, natural products, face painting, drum workshop and homemade food. The African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) will also hold a donor registration drive at the event. Saturday 6 October, 11am to 4pm
- A dinner and culture showcase of Haringey talent plus performances by 'One Drum' and FLOetic Lara with succulent Caribbean food prepared by Haringey Catering Service. Saturday 6 October, 6pm to 11 pm - Adults £12/Children £6
Events at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham include:
- Olympic Stories - Two of Britain's great Olympians, high jumper Dalton Grant and 400m runner Danna Fraser, share their Olympic stories. Sunday 7 October, 6pm - £5/£3 - under 16sfree with an adult
- The History of Black Britain in 100 Songs, Part 1 with the legendary Dennis Bovell for a beautiful evening of vibes and entertainment. Wednesday 10 October, 7.30pm - £12/£10
- The History of Black Britain in 100 Songs, Part 2 - The Windrush Years. Veteran radio broadcaster Alex Pascal teams up with the "human news bulletin" Alexander D Great (Calypso Monarch) for a special evening. Tuesday 16 October, 7.30pm - £8/£6
- The book launch of Prisoner to the Streets (website - external link), which tells Robyn Travis's true story of how he got embroiled in the postcode wars in Hackney and how he turned his life around. Wednesday 17 October, 7.30pm - Free.
- An Evening of Edutainment with master comedian Leo Muhammad - Thursday 18 October - 7.30pm - £12/£10
- The Bernie Grant Cup Championship 2012 - dominoes the Caribbean way. London's top domino teams, including The Tottenham All Stars, battle it out for the title, followed by a winner's dinner and dance on Sunday 21 October 21 - from 5pm in the Cafe Bar. Free
- The Lovers Rock Monologues, sure to spark fond memories and have you rocking in the aisles. Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 October - 7.30pm - £12/£10
- Better Mus Come, a pre-premiere preview film screening with Q and As with producer Paul Bucknor. Better Mus' Come traces the origins of the use of Jamaican street gangs by political parties in their violent struggle to win the national election. Sunday 28 October - 7.30pm - £12/£10
- SkinTeeth - by Dotun Adebayo. This comedy play stars Eastenders'bad-boy' Gary Beadle and Dee Fyfe, fresh from filming a Hollywood thriller. Monday 29 October to 1 November - 7.30pm - £12/£10
For a full programme of events go to our Black History Month page or pick up a brochure from any Haringey Library, Leisure Centre, Customer Service Centre or Bruce Castle Museum (subject to availability).