Black History Festival in London

21st October 2009, Comments 0 comments

Starting friday 23 October, as part of Black history month 2009, a three day festival celebrating diversity is set to rock London bringing arts performances and tempting tastes from Africa and the Caribbean to the city.

From 23 to 25 October Londoners and visitors from all over the UK will be treated to the country’s premier Black History Festival. This free 3 day family event will be a vibrant celebration of multi-cultural diversity, mixing key historical elements with an eclectic programme of entertainment.

From 10am to 8pm, Potters Field Park will be transformed to accommodate a whole host of activities designed to capture the imagination and interest of all - specialised kidzones, motivational demonstrations, art and cultural exhibitions, and a main stage showcasing live music, performances, dance, theatre & comedy. The line-up will feature some well known favourites and the pick of today’s young talent – with contributions from Pineapple Dance Studios to Felix Dexter and Andi Osho. Sunday morning will kick off with a rousing open air Church Service!

Friday 23 October
1pm  - A talk on self identity - by Olu Alake, President of the 100 Black Men of London
2 pm - Frederick Bremer Secondary School ‘Steel Pans Group’
2:45pm - University of Bedfordshire – Dance piece ‘A Widening Field’
3 pm - Ealing College - Dance
4 pm - Jonathon Wong
5 pm - University of Bedfordshire – Dance piece ‘A Widening Field’
6 pm - David Dede
7 pm    CEMVO COMEDY NIGHT – Jason Patterson/Marlon Davis/Danny ‘slim’ Gray

Saturday 24 October
10am -  DJ SK urban gospel
10.30am - College performance – Mixed up in Motion (dance act)
11am - 100 Black Men of London
11:30am - DJ SK urban gospel
12pm - Dixie Ticklers/
1pm - Southwark Playhouse Young Company (10mins) – “East End Tales Preview”
1:30pm - John Crampton Blues Guitarist
2pm - Pineapple Arts
3pm - Jonathon Wong
4pm - Street Dance International - Claire Miles
5pm - Un-told Fashion Label Catwalk Show
5:30pm - Eastside Educational Trust – Dance Project
6pm - CEMVO COMEDY NIGHT – Felix Dexter/Andi Osho/Prince Abdi
7pm - DJ SK urban gospel

Sunday 25 October
11am  7th Day Adventist Church choir
12pm   DJ SK urban gospel
12:30pm Lisa Kwei – Music Group
1pm    100 Black Men of London
1:30pm Jonathan Wong
2pm    Ealing College performance
2:30pm David Dede
3pm    Untold Fashion Label Catwalk Show
3:30pm DJ SK urban gospel
4pm   Street Dance International
4:30   DJ SK urban gospel
5pm   Closing Ceremony

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