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BLACK PANTHER – Film Screening for AfrikaBa festival this Saturday!

BLACK PANTHER – Film Screening
We’re showing this Marvel film through the AfrikaBa festival as part of Black History Month UK this Saturday 6th October 2018 at Electric Palace, Hastings
Rating 12A
All Tickets only £5
A special showing of this widely acclaimed superhero and African extravaganza, featuring outstanding acting, memorable action sequences, and surprising depth.
A young king T’Challa returns home to claim his rightful place but faces treachery and conflict. He must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther.
Set in the secret land of Wakanda, a high tech futuristic vision is combined with a thumping score by Kendrick Lamar and Ludwig Göransson.
“Warriors both male and female fight for control of a vividly rendered African kingdom in this handsome superhero epic” – 4 stars, The Observer

AfrikaBa presents Betty: They Say I'm Different film screening

As part of the AfrikaBa Festival during Black History Month Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will be showing this film at Electric Palace, Hastings on Friday 5th October 2018.
A filmic blend of documentary and animation tracing the path of the free-spirited Black Power Goddess.
42975834_2108175835859696_2756406716609331200_o.jpgBetty changed the landscape for female artists in America. She “was the first…” as former husband Miles Davis said.“Madonna before Madonna, Prince before Prince”.
An aspiring songwriter from a small steel town, Betty arrived on the 70s scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion and outrageous funk music.
She befriended Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, wrote songs for the Chambers Brothers and the Commodores, and married Miles – startlingly turning him from jazz to funk. Without Betty there would not be “Bitches Brew”. She then, despite being banned and boycotted, went on to become the first black woman to perform, write and manage herself. Betty was a feminist pioneer, inspiring and intimidating in a manner like no woman before. Then suddenly – she vanished.
Creatively blending documentary and animation this movie traces the path of Betty’s life, how she grew from humble upbringings to become a fully self-realised black female pioneer the world failed to understand or appreciate.
After years of trying, the elusive Betty, forever the free-spirited Black Power Goddess, finally allowed the filmmakers to creatively tell her story based on their conversations.
A great way to celebrate Black History Month!
Booking here: https://www.electricpalacecinema.com/whats-on/betty-they-say-im-different


Free Diwali events – Black History Month Family Day Celebration

Sunday 30th October 10am-5pm 
We’ll be delivering free drop in Diwali themed activities for Nutkhut’s Dr Blighty project at this family day at the Brighton Dome on Sunday 30th October. A free all day, family celebration, taking place in Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum.
Join in this annual all-day celebration of local arts and heritage. With a multitude of free children’s activities including face painting, an all- day crafts area and story-telling by Banyan Tree Theatre Group.
Enjoy pop up singing and talks, a Zumba workshop & an opening ceremony drumming procession. Plus music from African Night Fever DJ & DJ Task.
Have your head wrapped in the latest styles, design and print and own your own tote bag, then learn to dance Azonto – and of course, don’t leave without tasting something delicious from the food stalls from Africa and Asia.
Part of the weekend-long programme Africa Arts Festival at Brighton Museum.