London is a buzz again during the Summer with a number of must-see events taking place. Here are our picks for July:
All of Us Have a Sense of Rhythm // 5 Jun – 1 Aug @ David Roberts Art Foundation
The exhibition presents Eyene’s original research into rhythmic sources in performative, material and immaterial productions within African traditional and contemporary cultures. This first exploration of this essential lineage encompasses dance, avant-garde composition, popular music and subcultures and rhythmic video editing through the twentieth century to the present day.
A Celebration of Black British Girlhood // 24 July @ The Darnley Gallery
A night of affirming, sharing and celebrating Black British girlhood. The exhibition will showcase a range of Black British artists from the UK. The evening will include poetry, a screening by Cecile Emeke and sounds by Pepper Coast.
NNO presents: Who Taught You? // 24 – 25 July @ Gallery on The Corner
A selection of works in celebration of Black women and the diverse, unique and authentic qualities found within them. In the form of conceptual photography by the group’s fine artist Kimberley Williams, the evening will also include works by New York based artist, Passions Ink.
Through The Lens: Caribbean Women – An Introduction // 9 July @ Photofusion
Chantimedia’s photography series which highlights the work of prominent creatives from the Caribbean Diaspora returns to Brixton’s Photofusion for a second instalment. Sharing their experiences are four photographers representing Jamaica, Guadelope and St Lucia.
BFM International Film Festival // 2-5 July @ Bernie Grant Arts Center
The BFM International Film Festival returns once again to bring the magic of black world cinema to London. The Festival is the home for UK filmmakers to have their work recognized and showcased to diverse audiences as well as a series of seminars and workshops.
God Loves The Fighter // 7 July @ The East End Film Festival
This moralistic, gritty fable set in Port of Spain, Trinidad is narrated by the charismatic King Curtis: a vagrant prophet wandering the streets of the city. A colourful whirlwind of intersecting characters reminiscent in style to City of God, the main protagonist here is Charlie: a low-level hustler who tries redemption when Dinah, a professional streetwalker, asks for help.
Dear White People UK Premiere // 8 July @ Prince Charles Cinema
Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety’s annual “10 Directors to Watch.”
Othello // 2-4 July @ The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Presented as part of RADA’s ‘Shakespeare for Young Audiences’ series. Othello, one of the playwrights great tragedies – will be performed by the Academy’s 2nd year students.
Days Like This // Every Sunday @ Shutterbug
#DaysLikeThisLdn returns for another season of day time parties. Whether you’re meeting up with a friend for a coffee or a group of friends for meet up, Come down and make the most of Summer.